Software for circuit documentation

Dear Nanog community

We are looking for a network inventory software to document logical
circuits and fibers. We have been using Racktables for cross connects and
racks documentation and works great, but we did find a way to document
MPLS, Eline/ELAN, OTN, SONET, IP circuits, external plant (fibers), etc.

I would appreciate if you can share what you use for documentation.

Thank you and have a great day


Granite is expensive, but pretty much the standard for circuit/xconnect/CFA documentation in the telecom space.

It's now called "Ericsson Adaptive Inventory" if I'm not mistaken...


mediawiki set up for individual user accounts, https only access, in
internal tool IP space/ACL/firewalled.

First develop a hierarcically organized 'blank' template you can copy and
paste for each POP, and then fill it out. Works great for large scale fiber
patch panel assignments/crossconnect tracking, listings of equipment in a
POP, MPLS XCs, etc. It only works properly if the persons making each OSI
layer 1 change edit the wiki after each change (or the NOC/neteng staff
directing the field technicians edit it at the same time as updating a work

One of the great advantages is that it's near infinitely flexible in how
you can lay out and arrange the page, and tracks each and every change made
by ever user. In case of a mistake it's easy to revert to an earlier

I am not so sure about its use for OSP fiber tracking which gets into the
territory of GIS software and customized vector based diagramming software.

I’ve been meaning to get pricing for Ericsson’s Adaptive Inventory (formerly Granite) for a mid-sized ISP client. It’s world-class, but it may turn out to be insanely expensive. I’m also investigating cloud solutions. Most of the legacy commercial products are stuck in the LEC/CLEC inventory regime of T1s, T3s, and circuit grooming, with little support for MPLS, IPv6, or SLA management. Those are the big pain points today for most ISPs grappling with provisioning complexity.


Anyone used these folks ? Any feedback ?


Faisal Imtiaz
Snappy Internet & Telecom
7266 SW 48 Street
Miami, FL 33155
Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232

Help-desk: (305)663-5518 Option 2 or Email:

You might want to check out I have seen a demo of
their software, and was impressed.

Honestly I would want something with an integrated GIS component. 3-GIS
seems to be the leading GIS for telecom.