Documentation of switch maps

Gergely Antal skoal at
Fri Feb 27 07:44:27 UTC 2009


try netdot (
It's a pretty good stuff ,but not easy to setup

Blake Pfankuch wrote:
> Howdy.
> Had a customer come to me this morning who wanted to create a
> document for their switching infrastructure and thought I would
> bounce it off the rest of the world on how you usually do this.
> Typically I use a spreadsheet with outlines to define the "switch"
> and then outlines for the ports and color coding for vlan's as well
> as a description of the port.  Curious what other people are doing,
> as this would be a huge undertaking for a customer who is using an
> entire /19 of rfc 1918 ip addresses and has well over 150 switches
> and 40 active vlans.  The want to be able to look at this document
> and pull up any switch and look at the port and be able to see what
> vlan the port is on, as well as what device it is connected to as
> well as port channel membership, trunks and other fun things like
> that.  Needless to say their documentation is lacking on the physical
> connectivity however their cisco infrastructure does have labels on
> every port that goes to a named device outside of the DHCP pools.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks, Blake Pfankuch

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