[Visio] Network Diagramming

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by krullkar, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. krullkar

    krullkar TZT Addict

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    Anyone ever seen a book on network diagramming? I find myself doing a lot of diagrams these days, and I'd like to be able to fall back to some sort of reference when I'm questioned why I did something a certain way.
     
  2. Solayce

    Solayce Would you like some making **** BERSERKER!!! Staff Member

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    Was there a question in here, or are you just extolling the virtues of Visio. I did have the coffee this morning, but the pistons still aren't all firing. :bick:
     
  3. krullkar

    krullkar TZT Addict

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    Here, let me clarify:


    I need a book that details various kinds of network diagrams (logical, layer 2, layer 3, etc...), explains when you would use them, and the like... kind of a best practices guide for network diagramming.

    Does such a thing exist?
     
  4. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Would like to know myself. Doubt I'd ever use it much since I tend to do fine just winging it, but it would be interesting to see how it's "supposed" to be done.
















    p.s. real men use mspaint
     
  5. kamara veldereth

    kamara veldereth TZT Veteran

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    Or those who work for fascist companies who don't see the value in purchasing a "drawing tool".
     
  6. Madeline

    Madeline TZT Veteran

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    viseo rocks, but I had to learn it the hard way
     
  7. krullkar

    krullkar TZT Addict

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    I agree, and the same for me. Don't misunderstand my post, Madeline - I'm not looking for a how-to-use-visio book. I'm looking for a book on diagramming fundamentals.
     
  8. Madeline

    Madeline TZT Veteran

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    I pretty much had to look at pages and pages of existing diagrams and make my own diagram key in my head, then have people tell me how I messed up 50 times and how :p
     
  9. krullkar

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    That's the thing... everyone has their own way of doing things. There should be some sort of best practice guideline out there for it, though. Kinda like the Cisco SAFE blueprint for enterprise and small/medium networks.

    The reason I ask, is, I think I make a pretty friggin' fancy diagram. Other people like to challenge the way I do them because "it's not the way we do it here". Well, fuck them... their way is retarded.

    Give me something that someone wrote and published, and, well, it's a start towards a diagramming standard that I can propose.


    k'nawmean?
     
  10. Kapsyze

    Kapsyze NPCF

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    Every company I've worked with has their own standards for Visio it seems. It would indeed be helpful if there was an ITIL standard or something like that. To standardise in a particular environment, it usually takes somebody writing a white paper or best practcie to document how it should be done, then getting important people to "buy in". If you're willing to put in the legwork, you can then impose your standard on everybody else. Plus it might be worth some browny points with your boss.
     
  11. Madeline

    Madeline TZT Veteran

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    Unless your boss was the one who set the previous standard and is mifed you're trying to eff it up