While working with Visio, I ran into problems when modifying original “donor” shapes that I had.
Now that it is holiday season and business has somewhat slowed down, I have time to update BPTPB Nutanix Visio stencil collection with new G6 generation hardware shapes.
Generation 6 (G6) Hardware for NX-1065 and NX-8035
Last week Nutanix published more info on G6 hardware NX-1065-G6 and NX-8035-G6. Support Portal NIC replacement instructions (requires login) contains detailed information on various NIC options and also front and rear view drawings of the new G6 hardware.
Nutanix seems to have done a soft launch for the next generation G6 hardware. I haven’t seen much marketing around this, but some information is already trickling down. For example HW specifications of G6 platform are already available at Nutanix website.
UPDATE: There is much better way of doing this, by using Windows Enhanced Metafile instead of Scalable Vector Graphics.
When making my custom Nutanix stencil package I ran into problems with shape sizes. Larger shape sizes increase the time to pull the shape from stencil to drawing. The more complex shape (with multiple sub-shapes) you have the larger it will be. Some of my original Nutanix shapes became so large that it took few minutes to pull shape into a drawing.
Oct 24, 2017 Visio by DPTPB release update notes. Long over due documentation of new NetApp FAS / AFF Disk Shelf Stencil, already released back in May :=)
New DPTPB NetApp FAS / AFF Disk Shelf Stencil has by far the most complex internal structure, hopefully in favour of much easier shape usage. Besides standard V2 design changes, there is now much more automation and dynamic features with the new disk shelf shapes.
Minor update for Visio by DPTPB stencil collection.
New NetApp 7.6 TB SSD
Added this new drive to NetApp controller and disk shelf stencils.
- NetApp part number: X319A.
- Marketing capacity: 7.6TB
- Right-sized capacity: 7153 GiB
- Supported with following HW platforms: AFF A200, AFF A700s, DS224C, FAS2650
New / Replaced logos used in Universal Margin shape
- Removed: BigTec logo
- Added: Arrow logo + few re-seller logos
Template files have been updated with the new “Universal Margin” shape.
Sample drawings still use the old version, if new logos are needed, navigate to “background template” tab, remove old “Universal Margin” shape and pull new “Universal Margin” shape from DPTPB cables stencil.
New stencil packages