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How do I document a network? What should I start with?

How do I document a network? What should I start with?

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Begin with Visio or LanFlow Net Diagrammer to document your network. If you use Cisco routers and switches, you can also run CiscoWorks.

Our Guide to network administration has an excellent section on network documentation.

Also read Conducting a network inventory, Part 1 and Part 2.

This was first published in February 2005

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