The first step in a network audit is to identify physical network assets. The audit provides a nice side benefit because you can collect the device asset information. If your company requires the collection and reporting of asset information, you'll be able to do both with the same effort.
A physical inventory audit consists of the following:
Documenting the wiring closet locations
Documenting the wiring
Documenting the network devices
Documenting the servers
Documenting the key users
It's 2 a.m. and the network is down; do you know where your wiring closets are? Surprisingly, some enterprises would have to answer “no” to this question.
You must document the location of each wiring ...