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NetMaker
04-Oct-2012, 21:32
Folks,

Looking for ideas here on a modern way of documenting an enterprise IT
infrastructure. Ideally, no cost / open source. Something like MediaWiki
but perhaps with features that show system depencencies & relationships
(network services, storage, OS, backups, SNMP or similar, monitoring, etc.)

Main focus is documenting the infrastructure, perhaps to include
screenshots, graphics, schematics, code boxes for conf files & scripts, etc.

Suggestions of useful, reliable, non-free tools will be considered.

Would be cool if it had a dashboard for management.

I'll be checking projects on SourceForge

TIA

Mark G. Harvey

Dave Howe
05-Oct-2012, 17:32
On 04/10/2012 21:32, NetMaker wrote:
> Folks,
>
> Looking for ideas here on a modern way of documenting an enterprise IT
> infrastructure. Ideally, no cost / open source. Something like MediaWiki
> but perhaps with features that show system depencencies & relationships
> (network services, storage, OS, backups, SNMP or similar, monitoring, etc.)

Been setting up nagios+nagvis - nice relationship mapping, but still
lacks a certain something that a mediawiki would address. ah well, maybe
a later revision can fold that in, plus config change management.

jamesgosling
09-Oct-2012, 09:06
I've worked for a variety of clients, so I've had the chance to see the
different ways this is done. Most effective does seem to be using a
Wiki. I cannot remember the name of the commercial Wiki I saw, but it
was good. It may be worthwhile looking at alternatives to MediaWiki.


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