that might help Create a basic network diagram - Visio - Office.com
and video (you can miss the first 1.30 mins) Clarity ep. 3: Create a Network Diagram in Visio - YouTube
This is something I've been looking at a while - The Dude is the best by a long way but it makes such a cock job of visualising it it's not funny.
Whenever anyone asks this question, the format is thus:
"What program can I use to do this?"
"Great, how do I do it so it does it automatically?"
RabbieBurns (4th July 2012)
Give this a try:
its a tool that takes data from excel and helps automate network diagramming
It's not something particularly difficult.
SNMP and possibly LLDP data gathered from switches is plenty enough to see what switch is connected to what port on another switch
Netbios and SNMP can get information from printers and wifi AP's easy enough.
The Dude makes multiple clouds of the same subnet called segments and thus makes it next to impossible to actually do a physical layout of anything.
10Strike is just crap out and out and will make any excuse possible for not drawing any links. It'll happily find most of your devices but if you want them linking, do it with tracing paper and a pencil.
Can't find any download links for the addins that were available for Visio back in the day - the solarwinds one is dead in the water.
I think I might just run round the building finding edge switches and manually noting their uplink ports then figure out core by elimination/what we already know. Then I might tackle some GPL software and make a proper job of it, if I get time.
Last edited by synaesthesia; 5th July 2012 at 08:31 AM.
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