Software for circuit documentation

Eric Kuhnke eric.kuhnke at
Mon Apr 18 17:09:32 UTC 2016

mediawiki set up for individual user accounts, https only access, in
internal tool IP space/ACL/firewalled.

First develop a hierarcically organized 'blank' template you can copy and
paste for each POP, and then fill it out. Works great for large scale fiber
patch panel assignments/crossconnect tracking, listings of equipment in a
POP, MPLS XCs, etc. It only works properly if the persons making each OSI
layer 1 change edit the wiki after each change (or the NOC/neteng staff
directing the field technicians edit it at the same time as updating a work

One of the great advantages is that it's near infinitely flexible in how
you can lay out and arrange the page, and tracks each and every change made
by ever user. In case of a mistake it's easy to revert to an earlier

I am not so sure about its use for OSP fiber tracking which gets into the
territory of GIS software and customized vector based diagramming software.

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 8:33 AM, Manuel Marín <mmg at> wrote:

> Dear Nanog community
> We are looking for a network inventory software to document logical
> circuits and fibers. We have been using Racktables for cross connects and
> racks documentation and works great, but we did find a way to document
> MPLS, Eline/ELAN, OTN, SONET, IP circuits, external plant (fibers), etc.
> I would appreciate if you can share what you use for documentation.
> Thank you and have a great day
> Regards

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