The Cisco Documentation Toolkit is designed to enable easier documentation of data center and branch office infrastructure. The documentation tools include PuTTY, Cisco Active Advisor, Configuration Audits, Angry IP Scanner, Lucid Chart Drawing and Box. The documentation tools are launched with easy point and click. In addition there are equipment forms and a network documentation roadmap guide.
PuTTY Terminal emulation client used for accessing Cisco switches, routers, firewalls and wireless devices. PuTTY supports Telnet and SSH connectivity for access to the network device CLI to run various IOS commands. Cisco Active Advisor The complexities of life cycle management led Cisco to develop a free cloud-based service for discovery and analysis of network inventory. The network engineer would sign-on to the web-based service and a scan pre-defined IP address range. The network devices are profiled for life cycle attributes and a report generated. In addition there are switching, security and wireless best practice configuration audits. CAA Reports: End of Life Hardware End of Life IOS Software PSIRT Alerts Service Contract Status Warranty Coverage Product Field Notices Switching Configuration Audit Security Configuration Audit Wireless Configuration Audit Angry IP Scanner This is a popular software tool for network discovery of hostnames and IP addresses. It is free open source software (GPL v2) license. It supports most network discovery protocols and detects hostnames based on a sweep of IP address ranges. Lucid Chart Drawing This is a cloud-based drawing tool accessible from a web browser to create network topology drawings. It is compatible with Microsoft Visio and has an easy to use interface with no installation required. In addition there is encryption security and support for mobile network devices. Box This is a cloud (SaaS) based service for sharing files across the internet with no installation required. The tool makes it easy to setup folders and invite new guests. In addition to document management and file synchronization there is encryption security and support for mobile devices. Equipment Forms: WAN Topology Campus Topology Data Center Equipment Multilayer Switches Device Connectivity Table Rack Elevations WAN Connector Table Wireless Devices Branch Offices
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