Network Topology


Network Topology defines the properties and relationships between objects within a network, and can be depicted physically or logically. Physical topology visualizes actual elements and devices and their physical locations and connections within networks, while logical topology visualizes how data flows through networks, or expresses connections at different levels of detail.

Network Topology helps users plan how to design, manage, and document their networks. They can visualize connections between servers and computers, and map out the physical locations of each device. Similarly, they can also create logical mappings of the same devices to visualize the data flow between them. These topologies help users to better monitor and manage their networks. If a server were to go down, they could also navigate the topology to view affected devices, propose alternate solutions, and quickly choose the best option to rectify the problem.


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