About 2 weeks ago – VMware released a new set of VMware Icons and Diagrams in the traditional PowerPoint format.
It takes a while to convert them to a usable format for Visio drawings. Since I have released the first version, and the second version – I must say that this is the most popular most and on of the biggest drivers of traffic to my blog.
Today the first part is now ready. Why only one part you may ask – well because I have not yet had time to complete the other two yet, but they are a a work in progress.
Besides just updating the icons to their new versions and putting them into a Visio Stencil – I have tried to give additional value to the new stencils.
First the legal part:
This document was created using the official VMware icon and diagram library. Copyright © 2012 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. VMware products are covered by one or more patents listed at http://www.vmware.com/go/patents.
VMware does not endorse or make any representations about third party information included in this document, nor does the inclusion of any VMware icon or diagram in this document imply such an endorsement.
Now that is out the way.. So what is new?
- The images are now Flat Vector images – which improves the quality and allows for easier image resizing.
- The stencils are now better organized.
- All Icons have a standard size – and standard connection points.
- Build your own stencils – are now available and customizable.
So without further a due – here is part 1 of 3.
Part 1 contains:
- Box Shots
- 2D icons
- Shapes and Assets
- Build Your Own – a preset group of Icons with which you can build your own Visio Diagrams
I will continue to update this post with parts Two and Three when they are available.
-- Update June 26, 2012 --
Part 2 is now available.
This part is contains:
- VMware concepts (i.e. HA, vMotion, FT, VDR) – with which you can expand your diagrams.
- Additional Icons (not in part 1)
There were also several small changes and additions made to the first Package.