Network Diagrams Guide

Before you set up a complex network of servers, routers, and firewalls, you should map out your plans with a network diagram.

Visually laying out your network architecture gives you a chance to make sure you’ve thought through every device or component to make sure the entire system works properly. Conversely, should something go wrong in your network down the line, you can use your diagram to troubleshoot issues.

We created this guide to help you learn how to create useful and informative network diagrams.

This guide is perfect for:

  • anyone interested in visualizing a network,
  • network engineers and designers learning to create network documentation, and
  • people wanting to brush up on the fundamentals of network diagramming.

First, we’ll discuss some of the basics of network diagramming, like definitions, different topologies, and benefits.

Then, we’ll walk you through a simple introduction to creating network diagrams online using Cacoo.

Finally, we’ll wrap up with some helpful tips and diagramming best-practices.

Ready to become a network diagramming pro? Let’s get started!

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