Map of the entire network to include locations of hardware and the cabling that connects the hardware.
Server information such as data on the individual servers, schedules and locations of backups.
Software information such as current versions, dates, licensing and support.
What is data center documentation?
Data center network documentation is the practice of maintaining records of computer networks to provide data center managers the information they need about the devices in the data center and how they are arranged.
How do you document a network?
Create official network documentation policies.
Create a network topology map.
Document application details, networking hardware, Active Directory, and more.
A design document describes your customer's requirements and explains how your design meets those requirements. It also documents the existing network, the logical and physical design, and the budget and expenses associated with the project.
To baseline your network, you need software or hardware to listen on your network or a particular device. Both Colasoft nChronos and Capsa can be used to accomplish this task. Both of them are used to listen into packet data of a wire and generate all kinds of statistics on the network.