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.
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What is a computer network? This is a set of devices and systems that are connected to each other (logically or physically) and communicate with each other. This could include servers, computers, phones, routers, and so on. The size of this network can reach the size of the Internet, and can consist of only two devices connected by a cable.
This sample shows the connection scheme of the home WLAN equipment to the Internet.
Picture: Diagram of a Basic Computer Network. Computer Network Diagram Example
The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco WAN contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer wide area network diagrams.
Picture: Cisco WAN. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
A Home Area Networks (HAN) is a type of local area network that is used in an individual home. The home computers can be connected together by twisted pair or by a wireless network. HAN facilitates the communication and interoperability among digital devices at the home, allows to easier access to the entertainments and increase the productivity, organize the home security.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the home network diagram.
Picture: Home area networks (HAN). Computer and Network Examples
The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics and diagramming software with the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship (Chen) model. Use it for design your ERDs and verify that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM offers the best ERD diagrams software tools for design element Chen notation.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram - ERD - Software for Design Chen ER Diagrams
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
A waterfall model describes software development process as a sequence of phases that flow downwards. SSADM is one of the implementations of waterfall method. It’s easier to learn about structured systems analysis and design method (SSADM) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM because this software has appropriate tools for creating data flow diagrams. You can use all the three main techniques of SSADM method with special tools and predesigned templates.
This data flow diagram illustrates the Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method. This method method considers analysis, projecting and documenting of information systems. Data flow models are the most important elements of SSADM and data flow diagrams are usually used for their description. It includes the analysis and description of a system as well as visualization of possible issues.
Picture: Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method. SSADM with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
There are numerous articles about the advantages of flowcharting, creating business graphics and developing different charts. Nevertheless, these articles are almost useless without the main component - the examples of flowcharts, org charts and without a fine example, it is difficult to get all the conveniences of creating diagrams. You can find tons of templates and vivid examples on Solution Park.
This illustration shows a variety of business diagrams that can be created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It comprises a different fields of business activities: management, marketing, networking, software and database development along with design of infographics and business illustrations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a huge set of sample drawings including business process modeling diagrams,, network diagrams, UML diagrams, orgcharts, DFD, flowcharts, ERD, geographical maps and more.
Picture: Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More
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.
Picture: Network Diagramming Software for Design. Cisco Network Diagrams