?
Solved

Network diagramming software

Posted on 2013-11-27
3
Medium Priority
?
416 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-12
Hi folks, I'm looking for software that will allow me to manually map out my network and will allow me to do basic things like assign IP addresses to different sides of a router in a way that makes visual sense.  I've tried doing this is in Visio but it falls apart when you need to, for example, attach two separate IP addresses to different sides of a router, or type in notes for a router etc.
0
Comment
Question by:LB1234
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
vmagan earned 750 total points
ID: 39680720
I know of two good options.

Netbraintech
http://www.netbraintech.com/network-diagram/dynamic-network-diagram.php

and

http://creately.com/

I believe both have free version and I am positive that Netbraintech allows you to input ip addresses.

Hope this helps.
0
 
LVL 18

Assisted Solution

by:Steven Harris
Steven Harris earned 750 total points
ID: 39680724
I've tried doing this is in Visio but it falls apart when you need to, for example, attach two separate IP addresses to different sides of a router, or type in notes for a router etc.

I'm surprised that Visio is not able to accommodate your needs.  What are the exact requirements for the notes, etc?  There may be some ways around the difficulties you are having.

I'm looking for software that will allow me to manually map out my network and will allow me to do basic things like assign IP addresses to different sides of a router in a way that makes visual sense.

Visio would be my first choice and has never failed me, but there area few others that are used:

CADE - 2D Vector Editor
Dia - Open Source Diagramming Tool
LanFlow - One of the better Visio Alternatives

I have also heard some positive thoughts and comments about a completey web-based tool called Gliffy, but I have yet to try it.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Steven Harris
ID: 39680767
Just my two cents on NetBrain...

Dynamic Mapping may be a little out of the scope as, in my opinion, Dynamic Mapping is more of a monitoring/measuring/troubleshooting tool.  Static mapping provides a layout with details, Dynamic Mapping is real-time and requires monitoring and updating.

Also, the last time I had a look at the NetBrain UI, it was very pushy and wanted me to layout a network their way, not the way I wanted to see it.  I had to fight it at every turn to get what I wanted.

Now, if they moved over to a newer, less pushier UI, then it may be a nice alternative.
0

Featured Post

Four New Appliances. Same Industry-leading Speeds.

But don't take it from us.  The Firebox M370 is Miercom tested and Miercom approved, outperforming its competitors for stateless and stateful traffic throughput scenarios.  Learn more about the M370, M470, M570 and M670 and find the right solution for your organization today!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 10 hours left to enroll

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question