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    Network Diagrams

    Been thinking of doing a network diagram to go with my hosts list.

    Simple question, what software do you use to make your network diagrams? The more free the better

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Visio for me. Not free though

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Visio for me. Not free though
    Stuff costs money, as I say to all my teaching colleagues

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Network Notepad freebie allows you to create interactive diagrams so if you insert ip's etc... for switches and other devices you can click on them and telnet or connect to their web interface easily.

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Could try Dia. Nowhere near as good as Visio but gets the job done and its free

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Or in my case, it was a piece of paper and a pen...........

    (I needed it quickly and off the top of my head)

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    I used to use Visio pirate edition. Its pretty good, but now I am legal and use Kvivo, from koffice. it does mostly the same stuff.
    http://www.koffice.org/kivio/

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Had just started to put something together using freemind but this thread has thrown up a few other good ideas.. Hmmm... :?

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    I ordered a license for Visio when I ordered my last load of Office licenses from Ramesys - they chucked in the license and media for free

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    I use Visio and Flukes Network Manager, visio is perfect though, the fluke software talks to my fluke tools and to my managed switches

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Just thought I'd try Visio out, how do I stack certain things like patch panels and switches? :?

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bob_
    Had just started to put something together using freemind but this thread has thrown up a few other good ideas.. Hmmm... :?
    Just had a play with that - not bad for logical maps, especially since it automatically makes room for new stuff.

    What do people use for _physical_ maps? i.e uplink cable goes through drop ceiling, up onto roof, disappears somewhere amongst the air-con units then reappears in some random trunking 50m away (don't ask).

    I've been using photos and hand-drawn diagrams for the stuff I've installed / redone, but there are still swathes of uncharted Cat5 in our school (see above).

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    Re: Network Diagrams

    I have started using Network Notepad - it's great for logical maps. Easy to use and very slight learning curve. Thanks for the tip!!

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