Answer by davisj · Nov 19, 2015 at 05:53 PM
Yes, any network manager worth their salt will be performing site surveys on a regular basis and keeping that information up-to-date. Depending on the scale of the organization, size and complexity of the network, this job may be outsourced to a specialist. However, consider you get a new new job and you are replacing a network manager who has been with the organization since the inception of their network. Clearly, this manager would know the network inside and out. Now, consider that he has no site survey or documentation on the existing network. This does not bode well for you, my friend. Consider that the organization decides to perform a data center relocation on campus. How will you know what devices are where and where network cables terminate without a lengthy documentation process?