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  • Some Fiber Switch Network Topologies 2013/06/18
  • There are eight basic network topologies: point-to-point, bus, star, ring or circular, mesh, tree, hybrid and daisy chain. Some of them are usually used in fiber switch systems. For example, a self-healing redundant ring is a useful topology in transportation security systems such as highway CCTV systems. Some redundant fiber switches such as AFS8000 series industrial managed fiber switches have port loopback for broadcast storm protection, and support redundant ring with <  20ms Link switch over as shown below.

    A simple practical setting with redundant rings as shown below:

    Another complex scenario mixed with trunk and redundant ring as shown below: