Network diagrams are often drawn using software-based
drawing tools, The following examples was drawn using Edraw
Network Diagrammer, although there is nothing stopping you
from using simpler tools such as whiteboards. Hand-drawn
network diagrams are often used as the starting point for
either a clean network diagram created with a drawing tool
or a more detailed UML deployment diagram.
The scope of a network diagram can be either a single
application, a family of applications, or even your entire
enterprise. An enterprise network diagram is often used as
the starting point, when available, for either an
application-level network diagram or UML deployment diagram.
A combination of a network diagram and installation script
is often used as an alternative to a detailed UML deployment