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Data Center/Racking Diagramming Software

By Blue Devil ·
Is there a software that you overwhelmingly (a) like, (b) find easy to use, (c) has stencils for everything, etc? I am doing a few things: diagramming (floor plan) of my data center and diagramming racks down to the "u". Visio, while robust, has me running for stencils, let alone a good data center floor plan template w/ stencils.

SOX is killin' me and not having this documentation makes me insane.

Do you have a favorite, the most fuctional one and/or suggestions for a good software?


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Look into Visio

by john.hanlon In reply to Data Center/Racking Diagr ...

I use Visio for most everything. Floorplans to rack diagrams. Visit You will find stencils from a lot of the major vendors for patch panels, routers, storage, etc.

Seems easy to use and the learning time is quick.
John Hanlon

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Diagramming Software

by d.dmitriev In reply to Data Center/Racking Diagr ...

As for me I'm using ConceprDraw V. ConceptDraw V software is designed for professional flowcharting, diagramming and illustrating. Its flexible, handy tools help quickly document a variety of complex structures, systems and processes. ConceptDraw V charts can be shared as a large array of graphic files and CAD documents, presentations and web pages. ConceptDraw V is a Windows and Macintosh cross platform.

But now they announce the new release of its flagship product ConceptDraw VI.The new version features texture filling, export to Scalable Vector Graphics format (SVG), a new extended set of shape libraries and samples, and some significant improvements in software usability.

I think you should ti try it.
Thx for attention.

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Good Data Center Visual Modeling Software

by bill_nelson95020 In reply to Data Center/Racking Diagr ...

Try I think you'll find what you're looking for.

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by johns In reply to Good Data Center Visual M ...

Rackwise uses Visio, but takes it a step further with:
- Documentation
- Physical Modeling
- Heat, power and weight management
- Advanced Search capabilities
- Customized Reporting

Feel free to PM me for additional info.

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by TomAndersonX In reply to Data Center/Racking Diagr ...

If you want ease of use check out . If you want more than Visio can offer but without the complexity of large monitoring and design products it might be a good option.

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Data Center/Racking Diagramming Software

by emily01 In reply to Data Center/Racking Diagr ...

You should try <a href="">MS Visio 2010 templates</a> for this purpose. Browse through visiotoolbox for different templates like asset management, capacity planning, database planning, facilities planning (for space planning).

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