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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Nodes of any computer network are somehow organized in a hierarchy or a layout. Some of the common layouts like star network topology are more reliable and some like ring topology withstand high loads better. It is also important to distinguish logical topologies from physical.
This diagram represents a typical view of the star network topology. The star network topology is one of the most frequently used network topologies in the majority of office and home networks. It is very popular because of its low cost and the easy maintenance. The plus of the star network topology is that if one computer on the local network is downed, this means that only the failed computer can not send or receive data. The other part of the network works normally. The minus of using star network topology is that all computers are connected to a single point-switch, or hub. Thus, if this equipment goes down, the whole local network comes down.
Picture: Star Network Topology
The Ring Network Topology Diagram examples was created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with Computer and Networks solution.
Picture: Ring Network Topology
ConceptDraw Wireless network diagrams help you to clearly represent and communicate the architecture, topology, and design of your wireless networks to engineers, stakeholders and end-users.
Picture: Troubleshooting in Wireless Connection
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 complete (fully connected) topology is a network topology in which there is a direct link between all pairs of nodes. In a fully connected network with n nodes, there are n(n-1)/2 direct links. Networks designed with this topology are usually very expensive to set up, but provide a high degree of reliability due to the multiple paths for data that are provided by the large number of redundant links between nodes.
Picture: Complete Network Topology
Local area network connects computers and other network appliances within an area, such as office building or a campus. It can be difficult to provide such network without a predesigned plan. For these purposes you can use network diagram software, which helps you to create LAN network diagrams and office network diagrams quickly and effortless. This will speed up your work and you can save the diagram for the future network improvements.
The following diagram illustrates a network topology of the small office. LAN configuration has a star topology. The local network joins 8 computers among which are several desktop PCs, laptop, two iMacs and iBook. The end-point devices are divided into three groups. Each group is connected to its hub. There is a network printer and a modem, which are interconnected with other devices through a network server. Each computer on the LAN can access the server through a corresponding hub.
Picture: Network Diagram Software. LAN Network Diagrams. Physical Office Network Diagrams
Studying informatics demands knowledge in the area of computer networks as well. The most famous world network, Internet, is an example of wide area network (WAN) topology that connects devices spread on any distance. Unlike other smaller networks that are limited to a building or to a campus, WAN is almost limitless.
This WAN (wide area network) diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It shows a telecommunication network that covers a large geographical area connecting several settlements. This type of networks is commonly used by business and government institutions. Using the WANs enables them quickly communicate information between remote geographical points. To reproduce this network diagram, you will need the means, provided by ConceptDraw Computer and Network Diagrams solution.
Picture: Wide area network (WAN) topology. Computer and Network Examples
A Storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to data storage and operations only on the block level. SAN usually has own network of storage devices/elements and disk arrays that are connected with each other and to a remote data-sharing network. SANs are widely used for enhancing the storage devices (optical jukeboxes, disk arrays, tape libraries) that are accessible for networked servers.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It shows the hybrid of Storage area network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies.
Picture: Storage area networks (SAN). Computer and Network Examples
The VMware vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS) is the new virtual switch (vSwitch) with vSphere 4 that extends the set of features of the VMware vNetwork Standard Switch (vSS). The VMware vSS is the base-level virtual networking alternative that extends the capabilities, configuration and appearance of the standard vSwitch in VMware ESX 3.5 to ESX 4.0 and vSphere 4.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the VMware vDS network diagram.
Picture: VMware vNetwork Distributied Switch (vDS). Computer and Network Examples