For the context of this CM effort, deployment diagrams, as shown in Figure 8.5, can be used for three things:
To show the different machines you need to support the size of your team: VOB servers, view servers, build machines, test machines, and workstations.
To show the different platforms that you need to support. This is overlooked far too many times, and it can have an impact on the way you set up your VOB structure and your multi-site strategy.
To show the different locations that will be working on the product and the VOBs that they need. This helps you with your multi-site strategy dramatically.
Figure 8.5 Sample Deployment Diagram