Design Element: Computer and Network
for Network Diagrams
Network computer devices that originate, route and terminate the data are called network nodes. Nodes can include hosts such as personal computers, phones, servers as well as networking hardware. Two such devices can be said to be networked together when one device is able to exchange information with the other device, whether or not they have a direct connection to each other.
Computer networks differ in the transmission medium used to carry their signals, the communications protocols to organize network traffic, the network's size, topology and organizational intent.
Network diagrams visualize schematically computer networks topology, equipment nodes and different types of their logical and physical connections.
ConceptDraw has 1004 vector stencils in the 40 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing own Network Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils from Computer and Network Diagrams vector stencils library with 56 3D icon symbols of computer and network devices. Use these equipment shapes for drawing diagrams of computer and telecommunication networks, LAN, MAN and WAN architecture, physical and logical topology, wiring schematic and cabling layout plans.
Example 1. Design Elements — Computer and Network (Mac OS X, Windows) for Network Diagrams.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software that allows quick and easy draw the network diagrams.
Example 1. Computer Network Diagrams solution and examples
Computer and Network Diagrams library of vector stencils from ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution provides the 56 objects of design element for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Use the Computer and Network Diagrams library to create your own computer network diagrams that show LAN and WAN topology, equipment nodes and their logical and physical connections.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
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
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.
Picture: How to Create Cisco Network Diagram
The reliability is a cornerstone for any corporate computer network. If you want to provide a high fault tolerance, a mesh network topology would be the solution. The main advantage of this network is that every node can work as a commutator, although it’s not easy to set up this kind of network.
A mesh network topology may be full, or partial. Full mesh network means that each node of the network (computer, workstation or other equipment) is connected directly to each of the other nodes. A partial mesh topology means that a part of nodes are connected with a whole network, and the other part of nodes are only connected to those equipment, they exchange the majority of data. This illustration shows schematic diagram of a partial mesh network containing six nodes. Each node is represented as a circles and connections are drawn as straight lines. The connections may be both wired and wireless. This scheme can be used to make the specific logical or physical network diagrams by means the ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution.
Picture: Mesh Network Topology Diagram
Office design must to be well thought-out. It is especially important for the small offices, where each detail is in sight. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software offers you the Office Layout Plans Solution from the Building Plans Area for quick and easy creating detailed Small Office Design plans.
Picture: Small Office Design
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 Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a network that allows the private networks at a remote location securely connect to the public Internet and provide access only to the intended recipients for transmitting data. VPN is built by creating the virtual point-to-point connection using the dedicated connections, traffic encryption or virtual tunneling protocols.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Virtual Private Network (VPN) diagram.
Picture: Virtual private networks (VPN). Computer and Network Examples
There are three main types of organizational structures which can be adopted by organizations depending on their objectives: functional structure, divisional structure, matrix structure.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with 25 Typical Orgcharts solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is ideal for designing diagrams and charts of any organizational structure types.
Picture: Organizational Structure Types
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software is the best for drawing professional looking Computer Network Diagrams thanks to the network icons from the libraries of Computer Network Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Network Icons