Network Topologies: Hybrid

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Network Topologies: Hybrid This lesson covers hybrid topology. Hybrid topology is either a mixture of two topologies: peer to peer and client to server. Hybrid topology could also involve a mix of mesh, bus, ring and star topologies. An advantage of hybrid topology is that it is flexible and expandable and makes for better trouble shooting. Disadva...

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Network Topologies: Hybrid This lesson covers hybrid topology. Hybrid topology is either a mixture of two topologies: peer to peer and client to server. Hybrid topology could also involve a mix of mesh, bus, ring and star topologies. An advantage of hybrid topology is that it is flexible and expandable and makes for better trouble shooting. Disadvantages to hybrid topology is that it can be costly and the setup is intricate and complex.

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So lastly, we're gonna have our hybrid topology Now are hybrids. Apology may refer to one of two things or both. We may have a hybrid peer to peer slash client server, or we may be talking about hybrid in the respect of mesh bus ring and start apologies.
Now our hybrids apology is essentially going to be a mixture of multiple apologies
within our network. Now, if we're talking about appears appear slash client server, we may be in a network where we're utilizing both peer to peer connections as well as client server connections. So in that we may call it a hybrid apology in the respect that we're making peer to peer connections with other computers
by utilizing maybe some shared printers or some shared files that are on another user's computer.
But we may still be in a domain environment where we still are. Accessing resource is on a server, so realizing both peer to peer and client server in our environment,
we also may be talking about our dish different logical apologies such a czar mesh bus ring and Starr, and using more than one of those in our network or combining multiple ones in our network in order to form a more intricate or better set up a network.
Now the good part of this is that it allows our networks to be more flexible and expandable, weaken flex our network to what we need by just adding on a different different segment or modifying our segment. Because we do have this hybrid this mixture of different apologies. It can be easier for troubleshooting weaken set up our network
so that we segmented out.
We have ah couple. We have separate bus segments connected in to a in a star like pattern. So we have a bus that's connected to a central hub device and these multiple buses connecting connecting to this one central hub device almost acts like a Star Star Network with buses coming off,
um, so we can set it up so it allows us to maintain it
easier can allow us to troubleshoot it better. But the downside of this is it can be very costly if we're given free rein to set up our network. However, however, we want how, however intricately we want it can. The expenses can tally up very, very quickly.
It can also get very complex and intricate. What women? What mean? We may be setting up as our network
on maybe setting it up because it makes logical sense to us. If we were just to suddenly move on and someone else were to try to evaluate our network, it may seem very complex, very intricate and very hard to understand. So if we do have this hybrid network, we do have a nonstandard network. We need to make sure that we have very good documentation
so that it's very easy for someone else coming in
toe. Understand how we have our set up.
So one of our examples that we're gonna have hear of sort of a hybrid apology is gonna be our little network here. So right away, you can see it's not like any of the other apologies that we've looked at right away. But if we say that maybe each of these is a different different router
for our network, and each of these different routers can communicate to each other, and then our top router communicates to the Internet.
Well, let's break this down a little bit and see what type of apologies we have here
while our two main apologies that we're gonna have on this network here are going to be a start. Apologies and rink apologies
now are three different routers communicate to each other in a ring fashion. So they may be communicating
like so. So they may have be set up to pass around a token between the devices and only communicate in that direction. We may. We may also consider this to be a mesh topology between these different devices. A partial messed apology.
Because if you look,
each of these devices are each of our routers are connected to both of our other routers, so it could also very well be a on actual. That's actually a full meshed apology between these three routers because they can communicate, tow either router and say one of these links goes down.
Then it can communicate to one of the router through in one of the routers through another router
s. So we have a way we could set it up like a rink apology. Or we could just have it set up as our as our meshed apology.
So, off to the side. However, we aren't using a mesh topology on our sides.
We're using a start apology with three different devices connected to one central device. So we have a start apology here,
a start apology here
and a start apology up top.
And then our different routers are different. Segments are connected through a messed apology. So you can see how using our hybrids apologies. We can combine multiple different network segments into into one into one big apology utilizing these different, different subbed apologies. Because if we
worth you, just try to set this all up
just as a start apology or set this all up Justus a messed apology that we may run into AA lot more network issues. We may run into less of an ability to segment our network out like we want to. For example, if we said, well, we just want this all to be one big full meshed apology.
Well, then we may have to remove our two additional routers
and then connect all of our our connect all of our devices together Or make this just one large salt start apology where we remove our other routers and then connect all of our devices to our one main router. This may cause network traffic issues. This may make it harder for us to segment our network that
the way that we like.
So we determined that the best way to set up our network so it's easiest for us to troubleshoot and easiest for our management is to set it up with our star slash meshed apology. So
we aren't just limited to setting up, aren't setting up our networks by a mesh bus, ring or star. We can utilize these different types and then combine them together as a hybrid topology so that best suits our network and best suits our needs.
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