Who how documents local network?

With the network expansion the need arose to document the network topology, equipment configurations, services, etc. is Done for themselves and for the order, i.e. GOSTs and other of.the documentation can not pay attention, the main thing is to be comfortable and clear, the presence of Russian interface is very welcome.
At the moment I use mostly Excel, but it is not quite convenient and intuitive. Trying to find a suitable software solution - and find nothing.
There is an article on habré - "Technical documentation: server and network"to illustrate my problem. They advise
the project NPJ, but it is very long-stalled and is not supported.
Looking toward "monsters" like the NOC Project and NetCrunch, but too high a barrier to entry, and a lot of what is there, I don't need (in particular, monitoring me is not needed at all). In a similar question advised also Userside but it is mainly for providers (billing).
Note that automatic visualization of the topology (10-strike, Fpinger, etc.) I'm not interested in.

I wonder what you colleagues are doing it, or anything you can advise?
7 answers
July 2nd 19 at 18:07
Wiki. Scheme specific duty-in Visio, network topology -- maps in Zabbix. To account for the equipment's IP addresses, Ulanov -- you can try Racktables or iTOP with the appropriate plugins.
Racktables - what you need! Well, the wiki for documentation, I also tend. Thank you! - velda80 commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:10
July 2nd 19 at 18:09
I'm a visual learner, so the basis for my scheme. Topology at the level of logic, at the level of physics. Draw in Visio, spreadsheets'm in LibreOffice Calc. No specialized solutions do not use - they usually cost money like a wing from the aircraft and are running under Windows. Doing monitoring via nagios - yeah, he's ugly, but I am satisfied, moreover, that there can be screwed all, whatever the sensor.
July 2nd 19 at 18:11
When there was a similar task used the monitoring system as the platform for the scheme. Ie at the same time all that is added as part of the scheme is monitored. Used Zabbix or tune.
July 2nd 19 at 18:13
Yes, usual HTML.
Scheme: in SVG, by clicking on the object - infa.
Check the availability of hosts/ports: using status codes Ajax request.
Need more cooler: take webkit and forth dopilival.
Yeah, cool, but still would like a turnkey solution, because a lot of time will be spent on the documentation... - velda80 commented on July 2nd 19 at 18:16
July 2nd 19 at 18:15
10-Strike Network Diagram do not have a machine to build - and you can manually distribute fast. Icon library is large and is by default, not counting the fact that her stensele from Visio to expand for every taste and color. The price crunch can not even compare :) We at the Department the students about their network, tell it :)
July 2nd 19 at 18:17
View here: Where the system administrator to keep records and config servers, as well as his own observations and reflections?

There are arguments AGAINST using any wiki system for documenting network resources.
July 2nd 19 at 18:19
Can be used for drawing diagrams draw.io. To draw better in accordance with functionality. Example: L2 involves the participation of switches, VLA-s, ports. But L3 - only routers and IP addresses of hosts and networks. Then it is easier to perceive. In addition it is necessary to cable the magazine and to sign all patch cords, ports, etc. the more info the easier to maintain. On the one hand, but there is a problem with the information of this information together. Systems are many - have a single database, which takes into account all that you want and as you want. Such a base has not yet been invented for little money. So the signs are Excel, unpretentious pictures, brief descriptions and different auxiliary programs (such as hardwareinput) to help You. :)

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