Since the last version of Cloudockit, you have the ability to generate Visio Diagrams embedded in the word document.
This is very useful to give you an architectural view of the each of the components that are deployed in your subscription.
For example, if you have two Virtual Machines with a Load Balancer, Cloudockit automatically generates this Visio Diagram:
As you can see, you have multiple layers in the diagram that allows you to understand how the Load Balancer, the Network Cards, the Virtual Machines and the Storages are connected.
This feature is very useful and we brought it even further by giving you the ability to generate this kind of Diagram for the entire subscription.
To use this feature, you can turn it on from Cloudockit settings prior to the document generation:
Then, once the document is generated, you will have the ability to download the word document as usual but also a .zip file that contains the global Visio Diagram:
If you open the Visio Diagram, you will see that all the components of your subscriptions are displayed and they are all connected:
As you can see, for the Virtual Machines, you get a green light if it is up and running. How does this work? By using Shape Data.
Indeed, all the shapes that you can see in the Visio Diagram have data that are automatically filled by Cloudockit. For instance, the Size of the Virtual Machine, the Operating System and even the Cost:
Of course, this data depends on the type of component that you select. If you pick a SQL Server, you get the following data:
We believe that this feature is a must for Architects that want to have a high level overview of their Azure Subscription and make some changes in the global architecture.
As always, if you have some feedbacks or any other feature that you think we should add, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.