Every tech geek loves making Visio diagrams, admit it you do! I for one love nothing more than scribbling a design down on paper, tweaking and fine tuning it and then bringing it to life in a nice Visio diagram. My original virtualisation Visio post back in 2008 is one of my most popular so I thought I would revisit it and update it for 2010. I’ve taken the opportunity to expand it to include Hyper-V and Citrix virtualisation products as well as a few other useful stencils.
VMware Official icons and Images – This is PowerPoint format but really quite good.
UPDATED – VMware Official Icons and Images 1 – PowerPoint update since VMworld 2010
UPDATED – VMware Official Icons and Images 2 – PowerPoint update since VMworld 2010
VMware Visio Stencil – This was on VIOPS but was removed, this is an alternative link.
vEcoShell VMware Visio Template
VMware VI3 Server Configuration Template
Veeam Visio Stencils for Visio 2003 and 2007
VMGuru Virtualisation template
Jonathan Cusson’s Hyper-V template
Microsoft Office Visio 2007 Professional Add-In for Rack Server Virtualization (Virtual Rack)
Microsoft App-V Visio Stencil
Citrix Dynamic Delivery Center Visio Stencil – XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, WANScaler,etc
Non Virtualisation Products
Cisco Data Centre Visio stencils
Exchange 2007 Visio stencil
Office Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Visio Stencils
Brocade Visio Stencil
VisioCafe – Good Selection of hardware vendor Visio stencils, HP, EMC NetApp, etc
Citrix, Microsoft, VMware
I recently rebuilt my machine and hadn’t been using Microsoft Visio for a while, Yesterday I needed to use it to create a diagram for a design document I was preparing. That’s when I found that I hadn’t copied across my stencils, so I needed to start searching the web looking for all the various custom stencils I used to use. Well I found the old ones and a few new ones which should come in handy in the future I’m sure.
I found a great post by Visio Guy listing and linking a large number of custom virtualisation stencils for Microsoft Softgrid, VI3 networking, VI3 Server configuration and VCB.
For those looking to create Microsoft Visio diagrams that include Citrix or specific hardware vendor equipment, you could do with paying a visit to the visio cafe where you can find stencils from the likes of EMC, HP and NetApp along with many many more.
I have revisited this post and updated it for 2010 adding links for Hyper-V, all Citrix products and some official VMware visio stencils, check it out at the link below.