How to Create Cisco Network Diagram
The Cisco Network Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park helps you to create the Cisco Network Diagrams quick and easy using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.
The Cisco Network Diagrams Solution contains 14 libraries with 450 ready-to-use predesigned vector objects.
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Open the libraries, simply drag-and-drop the needed objects into your document and connect them to quickly design your professional looking Cisco Network Diagrams.
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You can also create the Cisco Network Diagram in one moment using the predefined templates and samples from ConceptDraw STORE.
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This Cisco Network Diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Use the Cisco Network Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM to create your own professional looking Cisco Network Diagrams quick and easy.
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Network infrastructure planning is a very important process in the network construction, and the share of time allocated to this within the scope of the entire project may reach 60-80%. A competent and thorough approach to planning contributes to the quick investment return, and also increases the reliability and flexibility of the final system, reducing the probability of additional costs related to the incorrect implementation.
Any planning begins with an analysis of the business requirements to the final system. Basic network parameters, which should be assessed are the scalability, accessibility, cost, speed and safety.
Speed and cost are often mistaken for the most important parameters, and the rest of the parameters aren't even remembered. This is not entirely correct. Initially, it is necessary to assess the business plans for the future, because sometimes it is more profitable to invest more money in the beginning. If the business is to develop, then, consequently, demands on
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A list of parameters on which networks differ is very long. A large network with a range up to 50 kilometers is called metropolitan area network (MAN), and this type of network can include several local area networks. Metropolitan networks in their turn connect into global area networks.
Here you will see a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN). This is an extensive network which occupies a large territory including a few buildings or even the whole city. The space of the MAN is bigger than LAN, but lower than WAN. MAN comprise a lot of communication equipment and delivers the Internet connection to the LANs in the city area. Computer and Networks solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a set of libraries with ready-to-use vector objects to design various kinds of computer networks.
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Network Topology in communication networks, a topology is a usually schematic description of the arrangement of a network, including its nodes and connecting lines. There are two ways of defining network geometry: the physical topology and the logical topology.
Network Topology Mapper offers extensive drawing tools professional-looking network diagrams quickly and easily allowing you to clearly represent and communicate network architecture, topology, and design to engineers, stakeholders and end-users.
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Working with disordered network data can be quite exhausting. Sometimes it's necessary to find a network diagramming software to design Cisco network diagrams that would be easy to use and would be able to export diagrams to various graphic formats. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a great diagramming tool that is able to perform all these tasks easily.
This vector library represents a set of 26 objects depicting the manufacturer - standard equipment of Cisco switches and hubs. This is only a small part of the vector graphic objects of Cisco equipment that comprise the Cisco Network Diagrams solution. In full the ConceptDraw Cisco Network Diagrams solution has 15 libraries, containing more then 500 objects to create a Cisco network diagrams. They can be used by IT specialists and corporative IT divisions, system and network administrators to make the visual documentation of Cisco networks topology.
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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.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Cisco Network Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area is the best for creating Cisco Network Diagrams thanks to numerous predesigned Cisco network icons.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the best network diagram software. To design the Cisco Network Diagrams and visualize the computer networks topology use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Cisco Network Diagrams solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park.
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Computer networks nowadays are spread all across the world. The large number of parameters, such as geographic scale or communication protocols, can divide networks. One of the most common types of networks is called local area network (LAN). It convenient to represent network examples by means of diagrams.
This local area network (LAN) diagram provides an easy way to see the way the devices in a local network are interacted. The diagram uses a library containing specific symbols to represent network equipment , media and the end-user devices such as computers (PC, mac, laptop) , network printer, hubs, server and finally a modem. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. The current diagram represents precisely a physical type of LAN topology because it refers to the physical layout of a local network equipment.
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The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco People contains symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Vector stencils library "Cisco People" contains 17 pictogram symbols and clipart for drawing the computer network diagrams using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.
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If we divide computer networks by scale, we get several main categories. The smallest network is PAN, as it connects personal devices themselves, and as the number of users grows, a local area network can be recognized, and campus area networks (CAN) connects several local networks located within some area like a university or a corporation. Computers connected to CAN share public educational materials and list of CAN network examples includes such prestigious universities like Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.
This is an example of a computer network diagram created for a campus area network. It was created using using ConceptDraw solution for the Computer and Network diagramming. The specific of this sample campus network is its distribution. It is rather broad to embrace a big campus territory. This diagram can be applied as a template for designing custom area network topology diagram for a particular educational institution.
Picture: Campus Area Networks (CAN). Computer and Network Examples