I do the same thing with VPN tunnels as I do with VLAN diagrams. Managers, developers, sys. admins always ask about port configurations, destinations, contact information, etc. It’s a nice guide general enough to understand but detailed enough to understand as a non-techie.
If you want a VLAN diagram to supplement this, I have a template here.
It used to be very hard for me to find these links online so I wanted to post them so you (and myself…) have a simple place to always find them.
- I use these for most of my generic diagrams. Logical and layout diagrams.
All-purpose Cisco Visio Stencils
- These are good for physical layouts. You can place lines for inter-connectivity ports used by devices.
Detailed hardware Visio Stencils
Every time that I design or discover a new network I create a logical VLAN diagram. It help others to gain an understanding of what’s going on, discover problems and aid in discussion.
Ninety-nine percent of the time I get asked for a network diagram over and over, even though I’ve sent it many times to the same people. It’s just something that’s going to happen. If you don’t have one, admins/management are going to have a tough time understanding what’s going on.
I decided to post my Visio template that I use for VLAN layout. This is very helpful to explain your design to system admins as well as management. Without this, conference calls and meetings can be painful.
Take it and modify it as needed to your network. It’s pretty simple–but that’s by design. Complicate it as needed…network people tend to do that.
I have a VPN tunnel template as well. It can be found here.