This plugin is depreciated in favor of Switch Panel Plugin
This plugin is for network administrators to document patch panels. It draws each port in the patch panel, with customized labels and comments.
- Very simple syntax
- Shows name for each patch panel
- Customizable size, rows and grouping of ports
- Specify colors for different ports
- Show the list of port descriptions in CSV format
- Tool tip shows details when hovering over port
Here is an example of a patch panel:
<patchpanel ports=24 name="Top_of_Rack" rows=2 groups=6 rotate=0> # Port Label (#COLOR) Comment 1 Uplink #ff0000 Connects to firewall 2 2 Office 101 3 3 Office 102 4 4 Office 103 5 5 Office 104 24 24 Reception desk </patchpanel>
This creates a 24 port patch panel, with 2 rows of ports, and ports grouped in sets of 6. Inside the patchpanel tags, each line has a port number, label, and optional color code. The rest of the line is treated as a comment and shown in the tooltip when you hover over a port.
The <patchpanel> tag supports the following parameters:
|name||Text||The name for the patch panel, drawn on the left side||Patch Panel|
|ports||Number||Total number of ports||48|
|rows||Number||Number of rows in the panel||2|
|groups||Number||Number of ports in groups horizontally. A bit of extra space is added after each group.||6|
|rotate||0 or 1||Rotate the picture 90 degrees for vertically mounted patch panels||0|
|switch||0, 1 or 2||Adjust for odd/even port numbering. If 1, port numbering changes to match switches. If 2, same as above, but starting from bottom to top. (e.g. 3Com/HP)||0|
The port descriptions have 4 fields, separated by spaces:
|1||Port number. Lines that don't start with a number are ignored|
|2||Label. Drawn above the port.|
|3||Color. Optional HTML color code, starting with a #. If it doesn't start with #, it is considered part of the comment|
|4||Description. The rest of the line is considered part of the description. It can include basic dokuwiki syntax formatting. The description is shown on the tool tip when you hover over a port.|
Labels with spaces require double quotes around them.
If the panel is too wide for your fixed width template, it will add a scrollbar under the patch panel.
Change log and bug reports available on github.
- 2014-05-27 It were great, if I could define an link in “description part”. O.K. it is possible, but I can't click on that link. So I'll ask if you expand your plugin. Actually the description part is shown on mouse-over. If it were clickable, a second click on the link should go to the final page. Thanx!
- 2015-02-03 added option to draw 3com-style switches (2 above 1). Made a pull request on github repo. (until merged it can be found here: https://github.com/MaxWinterstein/dokuwiki-plugin-patchpanel ) - Merged, thanks MaxWinterstein!
- 2015-02-04 made a fix for Internet Explorer. Made a pull request on github repo (see https://github.com/grantemsley/dokuwiki-plugin-patchpanel/pull/11) - Max Winterstein
- 2015-03-17 Hi, I suggest the following improvements to this great plugin (I know it's a bit bold):
- selectable color for the “chassis” (like with ports)
- “blind” ports with full and half size for spacing the ports (for example: a line with a “X” gives the width of one port, a “x” gives half the width of a port)
- text field for description of the device or LEDs or whatever
- more connectors and LEDs (USB, Sub-D, colored LEDs with text field)
- 2015-04-15 Hi! great great software! I was looking for a solution to managing my networks configuration layout, and this plugin is the best and easy solution I found around!!! I wish to see implemented only these functions:
- Possibility to set a zoom level of the patchpanel. With 48 ports layout the size of patchpanel doesn't fit into dokuwiki default template (too large)
- Network Switch Layout (not only Patch Panel layout)
- Fix Export to PDF (using Dw2Pdf plugin generate unreadable PDF)
Many Thanks. Ugo Viti