List of a useful tools for network architects

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Jun 21 23:52:37 CDT 2010


On 06/21/2010 08:46 PM, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> 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

meh, it was nanog 49, and the link is:

http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog49/presentations/Tuesday/Vicente-netdot-presentation-nanog49.pdf

https://netdot.uoregon.edu/trac/

> 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. 
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> Joel's iPad
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> On Jun 21, 2010, at 2:20 PM, Pavel Dimow <paveldimow at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> 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...."
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>> 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 :)
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>> 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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