List of a useful tools for network architects

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Jun 21 22:46:17 CDT 2010


There was a lightning talk on Netdot at Nanog 48 I'd take a look at the presentation and the the website. It's quite useful from the documentation and discovery standpoint

After the initial whit board I generally sit down and document what we're going to build then we build a transition plan the covers the activities based on the docs and move on from there. 


Joel's iPad

On Jun 21, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Pavel Dimow <paveldimow at gmail.com> wrote:

> And how do you feel when client tell you that you don't have a
> connection from SW-476 to SW-145?
> "Well you see, there are plenty of boxes out there (couple hundreds)
> you don't expect that everything must be perfect right? Anyhow I was
> very tired that day...."
> 
> The point is, I am not looking for a program that will design the
> network instead of me, just a little sanity check.
> 
> I agree that head, whiteboard, marker, sharp pencil :) are very
> valuable but those were on my list anyway :)
> 
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Jens Link <lists at quux.de> wrote:
>> Pavel Dimow <paveldimow at gmail.com> writes:
>> 
>>> Hi,
>>> 
>>> I am wondering what tools you consider most valuable when designing big
>>> network from scratch or perform a migration?
>> 
>> White board and a digital camera to document the drawings. Pen and paper
>> are also a very important tool.
>> 
>>> For example I would like to know is there a tool that will perform
>>> basic sanity checks like network equipment without redundant link or
>>> without link at all...
>> 
>> Well there is my head and a couple of years experience. ;-)
>> 
>>> I know that the one who design a network have to consider all this
>>> issues but some automatic check will save some time for sure...
>> 
>> Discuss your design with others. There is always more than one way to
>> design a network.
>> 
>> Jens
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