Visio by DPTPB: Rack Stencil (V2)

April 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes

Shape placement and spacing with the original V1 DPTPB rack shapes has been a manual process. Fairly easy to do, but still required some effort. I’ve addressed placement / spacing issues with new dynamic rack shapes with automatic placing for both front and rear view rack shapes.

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Visio by DPTPB: V2 stencils, finally done :)

April 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes

Finished with updating remaining DPTPB stencils to follow “V2” design, where all data associated with the shape is now within top-level shape and rear view shapes have connection points to match rear view rack shape. Like with previously updated DPTPB stencils, new “Rack”, “NetApp Controller” and “NetApp Disk Shelf” shapes look pretty much the same as the old ones, but under the covers new shapes are using completely new design.

Fun part of learning new stuff and building new shapes is over, now only the more tedious part of documenting the changes remains 🙂 In this post I will cover the changes on high level, more in-depth info in upcoming posts.

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Visio by DPTPB: Updated NetApp Sample Drawings + Bug Fixes

April 10, 2017 Visio by DPTPB update notes

Executive Summary

  • Minor update to DPTPB stencil collection
  • Updated all NetApp sample drawings to use V2 style switch and cable shapes
  • Additional Rubrik Sample Drawings
  • Few bug fixes

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Visio by DPTPB: Rubrik Stencils

A Friendly Public Service Notice:

The Rubrik shapes found in DPTPB Rubrik stencils are fairly outdated. DPTPB Rubrik stencil contains shapes for Rubrik appliances that are two or more hw generations behind the current HW generation. You might not find here what you are looking for.

I while ago I saw a “coming soon” banner for Rubrik stencils at, but then the banner disappeared. I don’t know what is going on with their stencils, maybe Rubrik will publish an official version of their stencils or their Visio project got pulled.

Since I don’t work with Rubrik anymore, I have no plans to update my Rubrik stencils anytime soon.

March 29, 2017 update notes for DPTPB stencil collection

Since we have now officially sold some Rubrik units it is time to put some effort into documenting Rubrik environments.

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