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Star Network Topology

Star Network Topology

Star is a basic computer network topology in which all nodes (computers and peripheral devices) of the network are connected to the central hub or switch with a point-to-point connection, forming a physical network segment. Such network segment can function separately or as a part of complex network topology. The switch is a server, the peripherals are the clients. The large workload and functions of network management are entrusted on the central computer, all information exchange goes through it, so it must to be obligatory the most powerful. The star network topology is a simple topology for design and implementation. Its advantages are high performance, flexible administration capabilities, simplicity of adding additional nodes and search of faults, the fact that a failure of one workstation doesn't affect the work of entire network. But the failure of central hub will result the failure of whole network or network segment - it's the main disadvantage. Use the ConceptDraw PRO with Computer and Networks solution to designing Star Network Topology Diagrams fast and easy. Read more

Network Glossary Definition

The network glossary contains a complete list of network, computer-related and technical terms in alphabetic order, explanations and definitions for them, among them there are words well known for you and also specific, rare-used, uncommon or newly introduced terms. This specialized glossary, also known as a vocabulary, is the best in its field and covers in details the various aspects of computer network technologies. This glossary was developed by specialists using the practical experience and many useful sources to help the ConceptDraw users in their work, you can read and learn it from the screen on-line or print, it can be also used as a perfect educational guide or tutorial. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Computer and Networks solution is easy to draw various types of Network diagrams, Network topology diagrams, Computer networking schematics, Network maps, Cisco network topology, Computer network architecture, Wireless networks, Vehicular networks, Rack diagrams, Logical, Physical, Cable networks, etc. Desktop ConceptDraw PRO Software is a good Visio for Mac Os X replacement. It gives you rich productivity and quality of the produced diagrams. Read more

Network Topologies

Network topology is a topological structure of computer network, which can be physical or logical. The physical topology depicts location of different computer network elements such as computers, cables and other devices. The logical topology visually displays network dataflows from one device to another. Sometimes network logical and physical topologies can be the same. ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is powerful for drawing network maps and network topologies diagrams of any kinds and complexity thanks to the Computer Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area. ConceptDraw STORE proposes collection of network icons libraries and a lot of Network Topology Diagram examples, samples and templates which were created at ConceptDraw PRO software specially for Computer Network Diagrams solution. There are six basic types of the network topologies: Bus, Star, Ring, Mesh, Tree, Fully Connected. You can fast and easy design professional-looking diagram for each of them using the ConceptDraw PRO tools. There are plenty of web Visio-like diagramming software available. Web based diagrams software can be powerful, but sometimes it is essential to have desktop software. One of the most advanced diagrams tools like Visio for Mac OS is ConceptDraw PRO app. Read more
"Star networks are one of the most common computer network topologies. In its simplest form, a star network consists of one central switch, hub or computer, which act as a conduit to transmit messages. This consists of a central node, to which all other nodes are connected; this central node provides a common connection point for all nodes through a hub. In star topology, every node (computer workstation or any other peripheral) is connected to a central node called a hub or switch. The switch is the server and the peripherals are the clients. Thus, the hub and leaf nodes, and the transmission lines between them, form a graph with the topology of a star." [Star network. Wikipedia]
The computer network diagram example "10Base-T star topology" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Star topology
Star topology, workstation, hub,
The vector stencils library "Computer network" contains 51 symbols of computer network devices and equipment for drawing computer network diagrams.
"Network Mapping Software.
A number of software tools exist to design computer network diagrams / or generate visual maps of networks, servers, storage, services, data centers, and other peripherals. Broadly, there are two types of software tools - those that help create diagrams manually and those that generate them using automated / semi-automated approaches.
Type of Software.
(1) Manual - allows users to design and draw logical and physical topology diagrams by manually placing icons and connections.
(2) Automated - generate topology diagrams / maps by traversing the network and automatically discovering resident devices or by importing network data." [Comparison of network diagram software. Wikipedia]
ConceptDraw PRO is the software for manual design of computer network diagrams. The solutions of the Computer and Networks area in ConceptDraw Solution Park extend ConceptDraw PRO with vector stencils libraries, templates and examples for creating the computer network diagrams.
The symbols example "Computer network - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Laptop, laptop computer,
Desktop computer
Desktop computer, desktop PC,
Firewall, firewall,
Bus, bus,
Ethernet, Ethernet,
Star network
Star network, star,
FDDI Ring, FDDI ring,
Token-ring, Token-ring,
Comm-link, Comm-link,
Modem, modem,
Laser printer
Laser printer, laser printer,
Inkjet printer
Inkjet printer, inkjet printer,
Image scanner
Image scanner, scanner,
City, city,
Ethernet hub
Ethernet hub, hub,
Wireless router
Wireless router, wireless router,
Network switch
Network switch, switch,
iPod Classic
iPod Classic, iPod Classic,
iPhone/ iPod Touch
iPhone/ iPod Touch, iPhone, iPod Touch,
Xserve RAID
Xserve RAID, Xserve RAID,
XServe, XServe,
Apple Thunderbolt Display
Apple Thunderbolt Display, Apple display,
Data store
Data store, data,
Mac Pro
Mac Pro, Mac Pro,
iMac, iMac desktop,
RAID, RAID drive,
Mainframe, mainframe,
Rack-mountable server
Rack-mountable server, server,
Server, server,
Cloud, cloud,
Computer monitor
Computer monitor, monitor,
Workstation, workstation,
Router, router,
IP Phone
IP Phone, IP phone,
Fax, fax,
Mobile phone
Mobile phone, cell phone,
Smartphone, smartphone,
Compact Disk
Compact Disk, compact disk,
Mouse, mouse,
Apple Wireless Mouse
Apple Wireless Mouse, Apple wireless mouse,
Computer keyboard
Computer keyboard, keyboard,
Apple Keyboard
Apple Keyboard, Apple keyboard,
Radio tower
Radio tower, radio tower,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
Satellite, satellite,
Webcam, webcam,
AirPort Extreme
AirPort Extreme, AirPort Extreme,
Airport Express
Airport Express, Airport Express,
MacBook, MacBook,
iPhone 4
iPhone 4, iPhone 4,

Cisco Products Additional. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Products Additional contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams. Read more

Cisco Network Objects in ConceptDraw PRO

ConceptDraw PRO is the only application on the Macintosh platform, supplied with a comprehensive Cisco icon set. For graphic solutions that support Windows, only Microsoft Visio has a library of Cisco shapes. ConceptDraw PRO is a valuable option to many network professionals that use Macintosh computers or work in a combined Mac and PC environment. Read more

Cisco Network Design. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements

Cisco is the largest company, which specializes in the field of high technologies, develops and sells network equipment mainly for the large organizations and telecommunication companies. Cisco produces wide variety of devices and equipment, such as routers, switches, gateways, servers, network security devices (firewalls, VPN, IDs, etc.), ATM switches, cable modems and DSL equipment, access points Wi-Fi, products for IP telephony, etc. The first commercially successful multi-protocol router, which enabled for previously incompatible computers to communicate between themselves, is also developed by Cisco company. Cisco is a generally accepted standard, which uses globally recognized Cisco icons for all produced Cisco equipment. ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Cisco Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Network area contains a lot of predesigned Cisco network design elements for professional drawing Cisco network diagrams, visualization computer network topologies, equipment connections and arrangement. Read more

Network diagrams with ConceptDraw PRO

Network diagram is effective tool for representing and description the network knots and connections between them in comprehensible graphic view, for studying and analysis them. The network administrators and engineers actively use Physical Network Diagrams and Logical Network Diagrams, which are both indispensable when developing and documenting new networks, and managing existing ones. Network diagrams let clearly represent the network configuration and structure, used protocols, addresses, and also names of network objects. Physical Network Diagrams depict the information about telecommunications data, servers, location of network equipment and number of network users. Logical Network Diagrams describe about logical network structure. It is useful to use the ready sets of network clipart, pictures and symbols for indication the network knots on a diagram, such as developed by professionals and offered in large quantity by Computer Network Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
"A computer network or data network is a telecommunications network that allows computers to exchange data. In computer networks, networked computing devices (network nodes) pass data to each other along data connections. The connections (network links) between nodes are established using either cable media or wireless media. The best-known computer network is the Internet.
Network devices that originate, route and terminate the data are called network nodes. Nodes can include hosts such as servers and personal computers, as well as networking hardware. Two devices are said to be networked when a device is able to exchange information with another device." [Computer network. Wikipedia]
This computer communication network diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Network diagram
Network diagram, workstation, switch, router, hub, firewall, cloud, RAID drive, Comm-link,

Cisco Network Topology. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols

Cisco Network Topology represents the arrangement of worldwide recognized and standardized Cisco network symbols, icons, shapes, and stencils which help visualize the schemes of computer networks. Any equipment used in Cisco networks is also named a node and network topology diagram represents the scheme of connection the used nodes. Cisco Network Diagram illustrates how the signals enter on the networked devices and how the data spread within a network from one device to another. These diagrams are useful for engineers while constructing computer networks and working with them. Cisco Network Diagrams solution included to Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park contains quick-start templates, professionally designed samples and examples, and numerous libraries with a lot of predesigned vector design elements, icons, and shapes of Cisco equipment, components, devices, links which provide for ConceptDraw PRO users a perfect possibility of simple and quick drawing Cisco Network Diagrams and Schematics, Network Designs and Maps of any complexity. Read more

Cisco Network Examples and Templates

The Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides a wide collection of predesigned templates and samples that help you to create the Cisco Network Diagrams in one moment. Read more

How to Create Network Diagrams

ConceptDraw Wireless Network solution includes 81 of professional-looking stencils and several samples that you can modify and make your own diagram. Read more
The vector stencils library "Cisco products additional" contains 141 symbols of computer network devices and equipment for drawing Cisco network diagrams.
The symbols example "Cisco products additional - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Protocol translator
Protocol translator, protocol translator,
CiscoWorks workstation
CiscoWorks workstation, CiscoWorks workstation,
Access server
Access server, communications server, access server,
Workgroup director
Workgroup director, Workgroup director ,
Network management appliance
Network management appliance, network management appliance,
Storage Solution Engine (SSE)
Storage Solution Engine (SSE), Storage Solution Engine, SSE,
Software based router on file / application server
Software based router on file / application server, software based router, file server, application server,
Cisco MeetingPlace Express
Cisco MeetingPlace Express, Cisco MeetingPlace Express ,
PC router card
PC router card, PC router card ,
Transpath, transpath,
Bridge, bridge,
100BaseT hub
100BaseT hub , 100BaseT hub ,
uBR910, uBR910,
PC adapter card
PC adapter card, PC adapter card,
Terminal server
Terminal server, terminal server,
Route/Switch processor with Si
Route/Switch processor with Si, route, switch, processor, Si,
Route/Switch processor
Route/Switch processor, route, switch, processor ,
AVS (Application Velicity System)
AVS (Application Velicity System), AVS, Application Velicity System,
Content engine (cache director)
Content engine (cache director), content engine, cache director,
Cisco file engine
Cisco file engine, Cisco file engine,
Management engine (ME 1100)
Management engine (ME 1100), Management Engine, ME 1100,
PC with router-based software
PC with router-based software, PC with router-based software,
PC with software
PC with software, PC with software ,
ASIC processor
ASIC processor, ASIC processor ,
Generic processor
Generic processor, generic processor ,
Switch processor
Switch processor, switch processor,
Cisco 5500 family
Cisco 5500 family, Cisco 5500 family,
Multi-switch device
Multi-switch device, multi-switch device,
IP transport concentrator
IP transport concentrator, IP transport concentrator,
Cisco CA
Cisco CA, Cisco CA,
Voice gateway
Voice gateway, voice gateway,
SIP Proxy server
SIP Proxy server, SIP Proxy server,
MicroWeb server
MicroWeb server, MicroWeb Server,
NetRanger, netranger,
Cisco 6920 RateMux
Cisco 6920 RateMux, Cisco 6920 RateMux,
NetSonar, NetSonar,
Cisco 1000
Cisco 1000, Cisco 1000 ,
System controller
System controller, system controller,
Voice-enabled access server (voice-enabled communications server)
Voice-enabled access server (voice-enabled communications server), voice-enabled access server, voice-enabled communications server,
Directory server
Directory server, directory server,
Cisco 4310 end office system
Cisco 4310 end office system, Cisco 4310 End Office System,
FireWall Service Module (FWSM)
FireWall Service Module (FWSM), FireWall Service Module, FWSM ,
Cisco Unity Express
Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unity Express,
Cisco Unity Server
Cisco Unity Server, Cisco Unity Server ,
Centri firewall
Centri firewall, Centri firewall,
Cisco Security Manager
Cisco Security Manager, Cisco Security Manager,
Data switch processor (AKA data center switch)
Data switch processor (AKA data center switch), data switch processor, data center switch,
Cisco MP
Cisco MP, Cisco MP,
IOS firewall
IOS firewall, IOS firewall ,
PIX firewall, right
PIX firewall, right, PIX firewall,
PIX firewall, left
PIX firewall, left, PIX firewall,
CallManager, callmanager, call manager,
Cisco 6700 Series
Cisco 6700 Series, Cisco 6700 Series,
MGX 8240
MGX 8240, MGX 8240,
MGX 8220
MGX 8220, MGX 8220,
MGX 8260
MGX 8260, MGX 8260,
Cisco 6732 access server
Cisco 6732 access server, Cisco 6732 Access Server,
Cisco 6701
Cisco 6701, Cisco 6701,
H.323 , H.323 ,
Access gateway
Access gateway, access gateway,
ICS 7750
ICS 7750, ICS 7750,
VPN concentrator
VPN concentrator, VPN concentrator ,
SSL terminator
SSL terminator, SSL terminator,
CDM (Content Distribution Manager)
CDM (Content Distribution Manager), CDM, content distribution manager,
Cisco 15200
Cisco 15200, Cisco 15200,
Cisco 15800
Cisco 15800, Cisco 15800,
Content Service Module
Content Service Module , Content Service Module ,
Content Transformation Engine (CTE)
Content Transformation Engine (CTE), Content Transformation Engine, CTE,
Cisco VN 2900
Cisco VN 2900, Cisco VN 2900,
Cisco VN 5900
Cisco VN 5900, Cisco VN 5900,
Cisco VN 5902
Cisco VN 5902, Cisco VN 5902,
Cisco Unified Presence Server
Cisco Unified Presence Server, Cisco Unified Presence Server,
PC card
PC card, PC Card,
Access point
Access point, access point,
Dual mode access point
Dual mode access point, dual mode access point ,
EtherClient, etherclient, ether client,
Tablet, tablet,
Wireless transport
Wireless transport, wireless transport,
Wireless bridge
Wireless bridge, wireless bridge,
Lightweight single radio access point
Lightweight single radio access point, lightweight single radio access point ,
Lightweight Double Radio Access Point
Lightweight Double Radio Access Point, lightweight double radio access point,
WLAN controller
WLAN controller, WLAN controller,
Wi-Fi tag
Wi-Fi tag, Wi-Fi tag,
Wireless location appliance
Wireless location appliance, wireless location appliance,
Wireless connectivity
Wireless connectivity, wireless connectivity,
Mesh AP
Mesh AP, Mesh AP,
SC2200 Signaling Controller
SC2200 Signaling Controller, SC2200, Signaling Controller,
Virtual Switch Controller (VSC3000)
Virtual Switch Controller (VSC3000), virtual switch controller, VSC 3000,
VS C3000 or SC2200 host
VS C3000 or SC2200 host, VS C3000 host, SC2200 host,
BTS 10200 Softswitch
BTS 10200 Softswitch, BTS 10200, Softswitch,
Detector, detector,
IP/TV content manager
IP/TV content manager, IP TV content manager,
IP/TV broadcast server
IP/TV broadcast server, IP TV broadcast server,
Universal gateway
Universal gateway, universal gateway ,
Generic softswitch
Generic softswitch, generic softswitch,
Generic Softswitch (blue)
Generic Softswitch (blue), generic softswitch,
Guard, guard,
Mobile access router
Mobile access router, mobile access router,
Carrier Routing System (CRS)
Carrier Routing System (CRS), carrier routing system, CRS,
FC storage
FC storage, FC storage ,
Intelliswitch Stack
Intelliswitch Stack, intelliswitch stack,
Service control
Service control, service control,
UPC (Unified Personal Communicator)
UPC (Unified Personal Communicator), UPC, Unified Personal Communicator,
IP communicator
IP communicator, IP communicator ,
Streamer, streamer,
Vault, vault,
DWDM filter
DWDM filter, DWDM filter ,
DWDM ring
DWDM ring, DWDM ring,
DWDM network line
DWDM network line, DWDM network line,
Streamer (half-full)
Streamer (half-full), streamer, half-full,
Vault (half-full)
Vault (half-full), vault, half-full,
Data center switch, reversed
Data center switch, reversed, data center switch,
Scanner, scanner,
10GE/FCoE, 10GE, FCoE,
car, car,
Director-class fibre channel director
Director-class fibre channel director, director-class fibre channel director,
Fibre channel disk subsystem
Fibre channel disk subsystem, fibre channel disk subsystem,
Fibre channel fabric switch
Fibre channel fabric switch, fibre channel fabric switch,
Generic gateway
Generic gateway, generic gateway,
Handheld, handheld,
Internet streamer
Internet streamer, Internet streamer,
JBOD, jbod,
MAS gateway
MAS gateway, MAS gateway,
Mesh AP
Mesh AP,
Mobile streamer
Mobile streamer, mobile streamer,

Mesh Network Topology Diagram

A Mesh Network Topology is a computer network topology built on the principle of cells. The network workstations are the mesh nodes, they are connected to each other, usually to the principle "each with each" (a fully connected network) and interact in the distribution of data in a network. Each node relays the data for the network and can take the role of switch for other participants. Mesh Network Topology is sufficiently complex to configure, but however it provides a high fault tolerance, has a capability for self-healing and is considered as quite reliable. Large number of nodes' connections assures a wide selection of route of following the traffic within a network, therefore the breaking of one connection will not disrupt the functioning of network as a whole. As a rule, the Mesh Networks are wireless. The Mesh Network Topology Diagrams of any complexity and Wireless Mesh Network Diagrams are easy for construction in ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software using the tools of Computer Network Diagrams solution from Computer and Networks area. Read more