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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The Total Quality Management Diagram solution helps your organization visualize business and industrial processes. Create Total Quality Management diagrams for business process with ConceptDraw software.
Picture: Identifying Quality Management System
When talking about engineering, one should define all the terms used, so anybody could understand the topic. Typical network glossary contains definitions of numerous network appliances, types of networks and cable systems. The understanding of basic is crucial for server management, network administration and investigating problems.
The network glossary defines terms related to networking and communications. The most of glossary items has their visual representation in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM libraries of the Computer Network Diagrams solution. This illustration presents a local area network (LAN) diagram. It designed to show the way the interaction of network devices in a local network. The diagram uses a library containing symbols of network equipment, connections and the end-point devices such as network printer, hubs, server, modem and finally computers (PC, mac, laptop). This diagram depicts a physical LAN topology.
Picture: Network Glossary Definition
An Enterprise private network (EPN) is a computer network built by an enterprise to interconnect the sites of the company (such as head and remote offices, shops, production sites, etc.) on purpose to share the computer resources.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It shows the Enterprise Private Network (EPN) using the frame-relay and dial-up.
Picture: EPN Frame-Relay and Dial-up Network. Computer and Network Examples
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.
Picture: Network Topologies
The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Multimedia, Voice, Phone contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Picture: Cisco Multimedia, Voice, Phone. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
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.
Picture: Tree Network Topology Diagram