Software for circuit documentation

Mel Beckman mel at
Mon Apr 18 17:41:00 UTC 2016

I’ve been meaning to get pricing for Ericsson’s Adaptive Inventory (formerly Granite) for a mid-sized ISP client. It’s world-class, but it may turn out to be insanely expensive. I’m also investigating cloud solutions. Most of the legacy commercial products are stuck in the LEC/CLEC inventory regime of T1s, T3s, and circuit grooming, with little support for MPLS, IPv6, or SLA management. Those are the big pain points today for most ISPs grappling with provisioning complexity.


> On Apr 18, 2016, at 10:09 AM, Eric Kuhnke <eric.kuhnke at> wrote:
> 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
> ticket).
> 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
> version.
> 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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