+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 28 of 28
Wireless Networks Thread, Network Diagrams in Technical; Originally Posted by DRogers Just thought I'd try Visio out, how do I stack certain things like patch panels and ...
  1. #16

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,517
    Thank Post
    1,494
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302

    Re: Network Diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by DRogers
    Just thought I'd try Visio out, how do I stack certain things like patch panels and switches? :?
    Just stack them on top of each other, its as simple as that (unless I have mis-understoof you).

  2. #17
    pshuttle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Work: Chorley Home: Preston
    Posts
    288
    Thank Post
    5
    Thanked 29 Times in 22 Posts
    Rep Power
    25

    Re: Network Diagrams

    I have used Rational Rose in the past - it is mainly for UML modeling but it can also be used for network diagrams (via a plugin) - very powerful stuff.

    It takes some time to learn to use though so it probably is not the best tool if you have not used it before.

    Pete

  3. #18

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    City of Preston High School
    Posts
    19
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Network Diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Quote Originally Posted by DRogers
    Just thought I'd try Visio out, how do I stack certain things like patch panels and switches? :?
    Just stack them on top of each other, its as simple as that (unless I have mis-understoof you).
    The wont stack, the go on top of each other, eg so you can't see the one underneath... :?

  4. #19

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,403
    Thank Post
    637
    Thanked 961 Times in 661 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    319

    Re: Network Diagrams

    @DRogers: You might have to play around with the order (send to back, send underneath, bring to front etc) on the right-click menu of the objects.

  5. #20

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,517
    Thank Post
    1,494
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302

    Re: Network Diagrams

    Can you post a screeney of what its doing as I have just stacked swtiches on top of each other and its fine, unless your using 3d models of them. Sometimes they need rotating to work better, but most things do stack.

  6. #21

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180

    Re: Network Diagrams

    I've just been knocking up a quick network diagram - it's in its early stages and needs some refining.

    I will probably use the HP Visio shapes and I will be adding the 'Custom Properties' details too soon.

    For now, here it is! Each building is represented by a coloured block and the trunk connections are in bold. Notice the stupid link that leaves the main block only to re-enter it on its way back to the server room!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #22
    mark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    3,958
    Thank Post
    248
    Thanked 49 Times in 45 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    46

    Re: Network Diagrams

    Made my diagram with web pics of the switches. Needs updating now - swapped in a load of HP Procurves and upgraded more links to gigabit


  8. #23

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,517
    Thank Post
    1,494
    Thanked 1,050 Times in 919 Posts
    Rep Power
    302

    Re: Network Diagrams

    I must admit those HP visio shapes are brill!

  9. #24

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180

    Re: Network Diagrams

    @mark: What a monster switch in the middle!

    I challenge anybody to have a route from a switch to the server room that leaves the building, crosses a car park and 'playground', enters another building and leaves that building before reaching the servers! (only 5 switches mind!) - It's fibre all the way but I could just run a 20m copper cable down the corridor and achieve the same link!

  10. #25
    Richie1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Blackburn
    Posts
    239
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: Network Diagrams

    If you have 3Com switches in your network then download Network Supervisor from their site - gives all sorts of info - ip address, which ports are connected to switches, pcs, etc. Also shows loading and config problems - as well as nice labelled connection diagrams

  11. #26
    Richie1972's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Blackburn
    Posts
    239
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: Network Diagrams

    I've just got Visio and only just started to play with it - it's very nice... I like some of the diagrams you've produced... so, can you insert images into it, or is the diagram posted earlier done in something else?
    Not figured out how to do frehand lines yet, either

  12. #27

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,590
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 762 Times in 593 Posts
    Rep Power
    180

    Re: Network Diagrams

    @Richie: My diagram above simply uses the standard stencils but a bit of Googling will help you find stencils for cisco, hp, sun, etc. with ease.

  13. #28
    sahmeepee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Greater Manchester
    Posts
    795
    Thank Post
    20
    Thanked 70 Times in 42 Posts
    Rep Power
    33

    Re: Network Diagrams

    I use Network Notepad too. It's fairly basic, but it seems he's recently improved some of the usability niggles. I'm still struggling to create custom objects for it mind you, transparent ones especially. Ideally I could do with a tool to convert $somevectorformat to .wmf

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Connecting a Windows network to an RM managed Network
    By Scruff in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 8th February 2010, 11:53 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15th February 2008, 04:22 PM
  3. Map network drives on wireless network
    By woody in forum Windows
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 1st December 2007, 06:27 PM
  4. terminating CAT5E network cables in network cabinets
    By broc in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10th July 2007, 11:54 AM
  5. RM network with Vanilla Network
    By kevin in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th March 2007, 12:54 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •