Cisco Network Topology
Cisco Network Topology Diagramming
Cisco Network Topology Diagrams visualize the telecommunication and computer network topology and layout. They are used by IT professionals and corporate IT departments, network and system administrators to visually document the topology of Cisco computer networks.
ConceptDraw has vector stencils in the Cisco objects libraries that help you to start using software for designing your own Cisco Network Topology Diagrams.
Cisco Network Diagrams solution include 14 stencils libraries, 508 cisco icons:
- Cisco - Buildings
- Cisco - IBM
- Cisco - LAN
- Cisco - Media
- Cisco - Multimedia Voice Phone
- Cisco - Network Topology
- Cisco - Optical
- Cisco - People
- Cisco - Products Additional
- Cisco - Routers
- Cisco - Security
- Cisco - Switches-and-Hubs
- Cisco - Telepresence
- Cisco - WAN
Pic. 1. Wireless mesh network topology diagram.
This Cisco network topology diagram sample is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Cisco Network Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Pic. 2. Cisco Network Topology solution in ConceptDraw STORE
Cisco Network Diagrams solution also provides libraries of Cisco symbols for network components and points, LAN and WAN, schematic and wiring drawings.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM program with of Cisco Network Diagrams solution as tool to draw professional-looking Cisco network architecture, topology, and design diagrams quickly and easily, and to clearly present and communicate it to IT and telecom engineers, designers, stakeholders and end-users.
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Planning a computer network can be a challenge for a junior specialist. However, knowing how to draw a computer network diagrams isn’t a rocket science anymore. There are a lot of special software for creating such diagrams with predesigned templates and examples.
The core for Network Fault Tolerance System presented here, is the equipment of Cisco. You can see here the certified Cisco equipment icons. Generally, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM libraries contain more than half of a thousand objects representing the standardized images of Cisco equipment. ConceptDraw solution for network diagramming is a great network diagramming tool for any level skills - from students to network guru.
Picture: How to Draw a Computer Network Diagrams
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Computer and Networks solution from Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
A Daisy Chain is the simple computer network. It is the easiest way to add more Ethernet devices into the network. In the Daisy Chain network one computer is connected to the next without any intervening devices, thus the message is sent from one computer to the next and then to the next and so on. A Daisy Chain can be linear or ring
Picture: Daisy Chain Network Topology
Electrical Diagram is a visual graphical representation of an electrical circuit. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with unique Electrical Engineering Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area will help you design Electrical Diagram of any complexity without efforts.
Picture: Electrical Diagram
Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides 14 libraries with 450 ready-to-use predesigned vector objects that can be used for quickly and easily drawing the professional Cisco Network Diagrams.
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When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology.
There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.
Picture: Network Topologies
Describing a workflow or approval process can take hours and be too complicated, especially since there are options to do it quickly and vividly. Diagrams called flowcharts replace long paragraphs of boring text and represent information in a graphic way. You can draw one on paper or you can use flowchart software to do it quickly and scalable. This kind of software is easy to use and you don’t need any special skills to start using it. In addition, there are a lot examples and predesigned templates on the Internet.
Flowcharts are a best tool for staking out a huge and complex process into some small readable parts. Surely, flowcharts can be drawn manually but the use of standard symbols that make it clear for a wide audience makes a software tool preferred for this task. The core for a successful flowchart is its simplicity. That is why often before beginning making flowchart through software, people draw the sketch on a piece of paper. Designing an effective flowchart means the combination of the data needed to be shown and the simplicity with which you depict it.
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How to describe the necessity of using network security devices and visually illustrate this information? Now, it's very easy thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Network Security Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Network Security Devices
A network diagram represents the set of computers and network devices and the connections among them. This scheme can be developed for any institution or establishment. To illustrate this concept let’s take for example, a hotel network topology diagram or a school network diagram. These diagrams depict access points, servers, workstations, firewalls and another equipment needed to provide a network.
On this masterpiece drawing one will see a simple scheme a of connecting computers together. Such form of connecting can be applied for a hotel, guest house, bungalow, hut or something else. This diagram shows the images of the real LAN components. So, it represents a physical category of a network construction. It looks similar to a star - so this network configuration is named a star topology. The typical feature of this construction is a center point - usually it is hub, or router. The rays of this star means network connections. Computers, peripherals and other network details are placed on the ends of the star rays.
Picture: Hotel Network Topology Diagram
A flowchart is a powerful tool for examining processes. It helps improving processes a lot, as it becomes much easier to communicate between involved people, to identify potential problems and to optimize workflow. There are flowcharts of different shapes, sizes and types of flowchart vary from quite basic process flowcharts to complex program flowcharts. Nevertheless, all these diagrams use the same set of special symbols like arrows to connect blocks, parallelogram to show data receiving or rectangles for showing process steps.
Basic flowcharts are used to represent a simple process algorithm. A basic flowchart notation consists of rectangles (business processes), arrows (the flow of information, documents, etc.). The same notation is used in items such as the "decision", which allow you to do the branching. To indicate the start of the entire business process and its termination can be used the "Terminator" element. The advantages of Basic Flowchart are simplicity and clarity. With it you can quickly describe the business process steps. Creating of Basic Flowchart does not require any special knowledge, as easily understand by employees with different levels of education and IQ.
Picture: Types of Flowchart - Overview
When designing a network, it is important to take into account the hierarchy of network devices. When you have a root device you should consider a tree network topology that might have any number of lower levels as you might need. This technology is based on star and bus network topologies.
This is a schematic representation of a Tree computer network topology. A tree topology means that some star networks are linked together. A star network is a topology of the local network where a central workstation is connected with each end-user computer or peripherals. A tree structure means that, the central nodes of these star networks are linked to a main cable (the Bus topology). So, a Tree network topology is a few Star networks connected into a Bus topology. This scheme can be applied to draw the particular physical or logical network diagrams using the ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution.
Picture: Tree Network Topology Diagram