NetworkDNA is an idea from Don Kraus who founded the NetworkDNA Structure. The first setup was highly focused on templates to document hardware, but working with him via the forum that was at that time on networkdna.org (now not longer a site for this system) we restructured some items to come up with NetworkDNA 2.0 which is what you see here today.
The whole thought about NetworkDNA is to provide a standard structure that could hold all the elements needed to document you network so any one familiar with this concept would know where the information they are looking for is stored.
NetworkDNA 2.0 Structure
The basic structure for your Network Documentation is the following:
- Section 1 – Non Network Information
- Section 2 – Network Globals
- Section 3 – Network Infrastructure
- Section 4 – Network Devices
- Section 5 – Peripherals
- Section 6 – Software
- Section 7 – Administrative
- Section 8 – Service Level Agreements SLA
- Section 9 – Diagrams
I will build a seperate page for each of those elements to give you more details on each of the section and what is covered by them.