Jul
3
2013

What is Frame-relay Hub and Spoke Topology?

Frame-relay Hub and spoke:

Frame-relay Hub and spoke topology is also known as star topology, which have a single hub or central router provides access to different core services and all other routers are connected to this hub are called spoke.

Frame relay Hub and spoke

Some characteristic of frame-relay Hub and spoke topology includes:

  • You can easily manage hub and spoke topology for connecting your remote offices.
  • Hub and spoke topology has the single point of failure if hub-router/device is down then no other routers can communicate with each other.
  • You have single pipe or circuit for communication.
  • Hub and spoke is not a scalable topology.

For configuration of Hub and spoke topology you can review this example. Frame relay configuration example on GNS3:

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