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"Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF) is an advanced layer 3 switching technology used mainly in large core networks or the Internet to enhance the overall network performance. Although CEF is a Cisco proprietary protocol other vendors of multi-layer switches or high-capacity routers offer a similar functionality where layer-3 switching or routing is done in hardware (in an ASIC) instead of by software and the (central) CPU." [Cisco Express Forwarding. Wikipedia]
The computer network topology diagram example "Cisco Express Forwarding" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Network topology diagram
Network topology diagram, workgroup switch, multilayer switch,
The vector stencils library "Cisco switches and hubs" contains 26 symbols of Cisco switches and hubs for drawing computer network diagrams.
"A switch is a device used on a computer network to physically connect devices together. Multiple cables can be connected to a switch to enable networked devices to communicate with each other. Switches manage the flow of data across a network by only transmitting a received message to the device for which the message was intended. Each networked device connected to a switch can be identified using a MAC address, allowing the switch to regulate the flow of traffic. This maximises security and efficiency of the network. Because of these features, a switch is often considered more "intelligent" than a network hub. Hubs neither provide security, or identification of connected devices. This means that messages have to be transmitted out of every port of the hub, greatly degrading the efficiency of the network." [Network switch. Wikipedia]
"An Ethernet hub, active hub, network hub, repeater hub, multiport repeater or hub is a device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment. It has multiple input/ output (I/ O) ports, in which a signal introduced at the input of any port appears at the output of every port except the original incoming. A hub works at the physical layer (layer 1) of the OSI model. The device is a form of multiport repeater. Repeater hubs also participate in collision detection, forwarding a jam signal to all ports if it detects a collision." [Ethernet hub. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Cisco switches and hubs - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ computer-networks-cisco
Cisco hub
Cisco hub, Cisco hub,
100BaseT hub
100BaseT hub, 100BaseT hub,
Small hub
Small hub, small hub,
Workgroup switch
Workgroup switch, workgroup switch,
Workgroup switch, subdued
Workgroup switch, subdued, workgroup switch,
Voice-enabled workgroup switch
Voice-enabled workgroup switch, voice-enabled workgroup switch, voice switch,
ATM switch
ATM switch, ATM switch,
LAN2LAN switch
LAN2LAN switch, LAN2LAN switch,
ISDN switch
ISDN switch, ISDN switch,
MGX 8000 multiservice switch
MGX 8000 multiservice switch, MGX 8000 multi service switch,
Multilayer switch with Si
Multilayer switch with Si, multilayer switch with Si,
Multilayer switch
Multilayer switch, multilayer switch, layer 3 switch,
Multilayer switch with Si, subdued
Multilayer switch with Si, subdued, multilayer switch with Si,
Program switch
Program switch, program switch,
Data center switch
Data center switch, data center switch, service module,
Voice-enabled ATM switch
Voice-enabled ATM switch, voice-enabled ATM switch,
IP DSL switch
IP DSL switch, IP DSL switch,
Content switch
Content switch, content switch,
Content service switch 1100
Content service switch 1100, content service switch 1100,
Virtual layer switch
Virtual layer switch, virtual layer switch,
Layer 2 remote switch
Layer 2 remote switch, layer 2 remote switch,
Server switch
Server switch, server switch,
Multilayer remote switch
Multilayer remote switch, multilayer remote switch,
Multifabric server switch
Multifabric server switch, multifabric server switch,
Access gateway
Access gateway, access gateway,
Long-Reach CPE
Long-Reach CPE, long reach CPE,
This Cisco network diagram example was drawn on the base of the figure illustrating the post "Cisco Lab 1 : Network Design from the requirement" from the blog "Thai Cisco Club".
"1. Core service porvider by assign P router as P1 and P2, PE router as PE1 - 8 for support CE router of customers.
2. From 1st customer project, assign R1-DMVPN and R2-DWVPN as DMVPN Hub, and R3-DMVPN and R4-DMVPN as DMVPN-Spoke that on different site.
3. From 2nd customer project, assign IP-SEC R1 and IP-SEC R2 as SSO-IP-SEC Router on HQ site, and IP-SEC R3 as branch site that far away."
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The diagram example "Cisco network design from the requirement" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Cisco network diagram
Cisco network diagram, router with silicon switch, router with firewall , layer 2 remote switch, Cisco ASA 5500, Cisco 7507, Carrier Routing System, CRS, ATM router,

Cisco Network Templates

Cisco has a huge number of enterprise clients in the corporate environment. Therefore many network engineers should draw network diagrams for Cisco hardware.
ConceptDraw has Cisco network diagram templates:

Wireless Mesh Network, Network Organization Chart, Roaming Wireless Local Area Network, Cisco ISG Topology Diagram, Cisco Express Forwarding Sample that facilitates drawing at the initial stage.

However for customizing Cisco network diagrams you can use 13 Libraries like this: Cisco Basic, Cisco Buildings, Cisco IBM, Cisco LAN, Cisco WAN, Cisco Media, Cisco Optical, Cisco People, Cisco Routers, Cisco Security, Cisco Switches&Hub, Cisco Telepresences, etc.

This take great advantage to you for designing Cisco network diagram templates.

Cisco Network Objects in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM

ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is the only application on the Macintosh platform, supplied with a comprehensive Cisco icon set. For graphic solutions that support Windows, only Microsoft Visio has a library of Cisco shapes. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a valuable option to many network professionals that use Macintosh computers or work in a combined Mac and PC environment.

Cisco networking, Cisco network icons, Cisco icon Cisco Network Diagrams

Cisco networking, Cisco network icons, Cisco icon
Cisco Network Diagrams solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with the best characteristics of network diagramming software. Included samples, templates and libraries of built-in standardized vector Cisco network icons and Cisco symbols of computers, network devices, network appliances and other Cisco network equipment will help network engineers, network designers, network and system administrators, as well as other IT professionals and corporate IT departments to diagram efficiently the network infrastructure, to visualize computer networks topologies, to design Cisco computer networks, and to create professional-looking Cisco Computer network diagrams, Cisco network designs and schematics, Network maps, and Network topology diagrams in minutes.