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Solution-specific Visio Discussions => Network Diagramming => Topic started by: Devstate99 on September 02, 2018, 11:37:50 AM

Title: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Devstate99 on September 02, 2018, 11:37:50 AM
So, I'm trying to solve this and can't even seem to get it off the ground. I need to draw a visio diagram of a network that has three layers (which I don't get) and the inner layer has two switches and provides connection between servers, the second layer and the internet. The second layer has a ring that is between the core and two switchs...

can anyone help me start this off because I am lost...send me a private message if it is easier.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: vojo on September 02, 2018, 03:39:48 PM
Assume you have visio installed on your system

1:  google "visio 3 layer network diagrams" for ideas
2:  go to "www.visio.cafĂ©" or google "cisco visio stencils" for shapes
3:  take some basic shapes (included in visio) and pull from stencil and place on drawing....all for practice

you are now locked and loaded to make some test drawings.
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Devstate99 on September 02, 2018, 03:48:29 PM
Yeah I have Visio. The issue I have is not understanding how to represent a ring
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: vojo on September 03, 2018, 11:32:42 AM
a ring as in circle?
a ring as in closed loop of cell references?  you shouldn't do that (visio usually catches those as says "don't do dat")
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Devstate99 on September 04, 2018, 04:39:27 AM
I believe that is the purpose of this assignment. Some of the criteria is to build the graphic and then announce what setup is incorrect in the environment but I can't even seem to grasp how to visually represent it.
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: wapperdude on September 04, 2018, 09:35:04 AM
Why are you using Visio?
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Croc on September 04, 2018, 10:14:09 AM
It is very likely that we are talking about something like this picture.
I'm not a specialist in networking, but I've heard the name Token Ring :)
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Surrogate on September 04, 2018, 12:04:55 PM
Hope this article (https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/solutions/Enterprise/Campus/HA_campus_DG/hacampusdg.html) can help  to understand interconnection terms, also you can find there network diagrams with these three layers.
Title: Re: Learning to Diagram
Post by: Nikolay on September 04, 2018, 03:02:08 PM
Yeah I have Visio. The issue I have is not understanding how to represent a ring

What is that "ring" the second layer should have?  Is it something like "The One Ring (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Ring)", or?