How To use Switches in Network Diagram
Switch in Network Diagrams
The switch allows you to improve network performance by segmentation.
Computer Networks in mostly of cases need to design topology with switches.
The switch network diagram provides a visual representation of how the switch connects all other devices in a computer network.
ConceptDraw has numerous pre-designed network switches graphic elements from all possible types of networks:
- Cisco Networks
- Apple Networks
- IVR Networks
- GPRS Networks
- Rack Diagrams
This network diagram sample is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Computer & Networks solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Computer & Networks solution provides stencil libraries of network elements like switches, routers, modems, computers, servers, etc.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with Computer & Networks solution for drawing LAN and WAN topology and configuration diagrams, Cisco network diagrams, network wiring schemes and floor plan layouts.
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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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The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Multimedia, Voice, Phone contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
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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.
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Of course it is possible to keep network records in text documents, but it is very difficult to use them later. A more sound way to keep such documentation is to create a network diagram that might represent either logical network structure or physical. These diagrams are easy to understand and you will thank yourself later.
There is a physical network diagram. It is a tool to represent, maintain and analysis of network equipment and interconnections. Network diagram depicts the actual network information in the attractive clear graphic form. One can learn here the LAN cable length, telecommunication type and carrying capacity. The diagram depicts servers, IP address and domain name as well. Also it shows location of hubs, switches, modems, routers, and other network equipment. The sets of special symbols and images delivered with ConceptDraw Network Diagrams solution are used to show network components. Symbols have a standard view. Therefore, various specialists can read the network diagram without any discrepancies.
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ConceptDraw Wireless Network solution includes 81 of professional-looking stencils and several samples that you can modify and make your own diagram.
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Draw Cisco Network Topology and Cisco Computer Network Diagrams, Designs, Schematics, and Network Maps using ConceptDraw in no Time!
Cisco Network Diagrams solution also provides 15 libraries of 508 Cisco symbols for network components and points, LAN and WAN, schematic and wiring drawings.
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Creating a detailed network plan can cause a lot of headache to an unexperienced user. And it is worth mentioning that ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a decent tool for creating a network diagram, a tool that is easy-to-use. To get an accurate diagram use the vector shapes from the special libraries that represent workstations, network appliances, wiring systems and connect them with smart-connectors, just as simple as that.
This communication network diagram displays the way different components of a computer network communicate with each other. When representing network information, such as depicting all the equipment in a large network, it is helpful to make visual representation. Network diagram provides an easy way to show the way the connections between an equipment in a large network. This diagram of a communication network depicts a network composed of three sub-networks. It uses a network equipment symbols to represent the different devices that make up a network communication including routers, Ethernet devices and end-point equipment.
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