I have been writing documentation for some time but it has always bothered me that there has been no official Visio Stencils or Icons for the documentation of VMware solutions.
There are some unofficial icon set sources out there and there are a few official product diagrams available but I’ve never found a complete set.
As a User Moderator of the Official VMware Forums (VMTN), I spend a lot of my time going through the forums. I found a post by Ryan Johnson who has shared a batch of Visio icons and shapes!
What makes this so good is that they were the same ones as used in the official VMware Validated Design Documentation!
I’ve taken screenshots of what is included in the new Visio files. Keep in mind that these are SDDC focused so you will find Compute, Network and Storage icons with a strong focus on the SDDC within the set.
Download the Free VMware Visio files
- Simply go to the direct link on the VMTN forums here. (No login required)
- Read the instructions on the page from Ryan, as these will make using the icons much easier! – Don’t forget to like the page if you find them useful.
- Also, be sure to check out the VMware Validated Design Documentation to give you an idea of how they should be displayed.