Types of Inline Networks

The types of inline networks are described in the following sections:

■   Unprotected Inline Network
■   Protected Inline Network
■   Mix of Protected and Unprotected

Unprotected Inline Network

An unprotected inline network consists of two ports of the inline-network type, which facilitate access to a bidirectional link between two networks (or more precisely, two far-end network devices).

Any available network type ports on a GigaVUE HC Series node can be configured to be inline-network type ports and combined to form an unprotected inline network. An unprotected inline network is shown in the following figure.