Representing a virtual infrastructure through diagrams can be challenging as the industry didn’t agree yet on a common symbology.
A first attempt to simplify the task came from Scott Herold in December 2004, when he released a nice stencil for Microsoft Visio on his website VMguru.
Four years later the virtualization stencils are back, this time thanks to VMware.
Filling a void that Microsoft wasn’t interested to fill, last week VMware was kind enough to release a massive collection of high quality icons (available in 2D and 3D through a PowerPoint slide deck) that represent pretty much every aspect of a virtual infrastructure, from a single virtual machine to an entire VDI environment:
Of course each element is fully editable so you can use it to design non-VMware infrastructures.
If you are a virtualization architect you want this set.