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New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

Kind of a big deal

New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

Today Meraki have released a new family of topology icons (for use in Visio and diragrams).

https://meraki.cisco.com/blog/2018/12/our-topology-icons-speak-volumes/

 

The problem is - the icons are not like existing Cisco icons, and are not intuitive.  I hid the names from some of the icons and asked some of my Meraki guys, who use Meraki kit everyday, what they symbolise.  Nobody got the right answer.

 

For example, without looking, what does this symbolise?

mx-ha-pair.png

 

Your thoughts?

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Head in the Cloud

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

A searchable switch/firewall combo with power on?

 

That is a bit odd..

Building a reputation

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

First impression is —— firewall (because of the picture that resembles a brick wall). 

Head in the Cloud

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

Heh, I was sort of close after looking at the blog post.  I think I like the green dot the least.  It serves no purpose that I can discern and won't translate to black and white documents well.

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Meraki Alumni (Retired)

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

In 2006 no one knew what cloud networking was... @PhilipDAth You know we pave new roads. 🙂

Kind of a big deal

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

Well the middle symbol is a router symbol, the right one firewall symbol. So it must be an MX, two for an HA setup. Not sure about the left symbol, maybe IPS or AMP?

 

But I see what you mean.

Kind of a big deal

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve


@PhilipDAth wrote:

 

 

For example, without looking, what does this symbolise?

 

mx-ha-pair.png

 

Your thoughts?

 

 


I think I have something like that on my toaster (Dualit)

 

Robin St.Clair | Principal, Caithness Analytics | @uberseehandel
Meraki Alumni (Retired)

Re: New Topology Icons: I Don't approve

Thank you for the feedback. We are interested to hear suggestions from the Community about how we can improve our icons going forward. Please keep the comments coming!

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