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Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers

Cisco® 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers build on 25 years of Cisco innovation and product leadership. The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase ofbranch-officeevolution, providing rich media collaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings The Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 platforms arefuture-enabledwithmulti-coreCPUs, support for high capacity DSPs (Digital Signal Processors) for future enhanced video capabilities, high powered service modules with improved availability, Gigabit Ethernet switching with enhanced POE, and new energy monitoring and control capabilities while enhancing overall system performance. Additionally, a new Cisco IOS® Software Universal image and Services Ready Engine module enable you to decouple the deployment of hardware and software, providing a flexible technology foundation which can quickly adapt to evolving network requirements. Overall, the Cisco 2900 Series offer unparalleled total cost of ownership savings and network agility through the intelligent integration of market leading security, unified communications, wireless, and application services.

Figure 1. Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers

Product Overview

Cisco 2900 Series builds on the best-in-classoffering of the existing Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers by offering four platforms (Figure 1): the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services Routers.

All Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers offer embedded hardware encryption acceleration, voiceand video-capabledigital signal processor (DSP) slots, optional firewall, intrusion prevention, call processing, voicemail, and application services. In addition, the platforms support the industries widest range of wired and wireless connectivity options such as T1/E1, T3/E3, xDSL, copper and fiber GE.

Key Business Benefits

The Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) provide superior services integration and agility. Designed for scalability, the modular architecture of these platforms enables you to grow and adapt with your business needs. Table 1 lists the business benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series.

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Table 1.

Key Business Benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers

 

 

 

Benefits

 

Description

 

 

Services Integration

● The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs offer increased levels of services integration with voice, video, security,

 

 

wireless, mobility, and data services, enabling greater efficiencies and cost savings.

 

 

Services On Demand

● A single Cisco IOS® Software Universal image is installed on each ISR G2. The Universal image contains

 

 

all of the Cisco IOS technology sets which can be activated with a software license. This allows your

 

 

 

 

business to quickly deploy advanced features without downloading a new IOS image. Additionally, larger

 

 

default memory is included to support the new capabilities.

 

 

● The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) enables a new operational model which allows you to reduce

 

 

capital expenditures (CapEx) and deploy a variety of application services as needed on a single integrated

 

 

compute services module.

 

 

High Performance with

● The Cisco 2900 Series enables deployment in high speed WAN environments with concurrent services

Integrated Services

enabled up to 75 Mbps.

 

 

● A multigigabit fabric (MGF) enables high-bandwidthmodule-to-modulecommunication without

 

 

compromising routing performance.

 

 

Network Agility

● Designed to address customer business requirements, the Cisco 2900 Series modular architecture offers

 

 

increased capacity and performance as your network needs grow.

 

 

 

 

● Modular interfaces offer increased bandwidth, a diversity of connection options, and network resiliency.

 

 

Energy Efficiency

● The Cisco 2900 Series architecture provides energy-savingfeatures that include the following:

 

 

The Cisco 2900 Series offers intelligent power management and allows the customer to control power to

 

 

 

the modules based on the time of day. Cisco EnergyWise technology will be supported in the future.

 

 

Services integration and modularity on a single platform performing multiple functions, optimizes raw

 

 

 

materials consumption and energy usage.

 

 

Platform flexibility and ongoing development of both hardware and software capabilities lead to a longer

 

 

 

product lifecycle, lowering all aspects of the total cost of ownership, including materials and energy use.

 

 

High efficiency power supplies are provided with each platform.

 

 

Investment Protection

● The Cisco 2900 Series maximizes investment protection:

 

 

Reuse of a broad array of existing modules supported on the original Integrated Services Routers

 

 

 

 

 

provides a lower cost of ownership.

 

 

A rich set of Cisco IOS Software features carried forward from the original Integrated Services Routers

 

 

 

and delivered in a single universal image.

 

 

Flexibility to adapt as your business needs evolve.

 

 

 

 

Platform Architecture and Modularity

The Cisco 2900 Series is architected to meet the application demands of today’s branch offices with design flexibility for future applications. The modular architecture is designed to support increasing bandwidth requirements, time-divisionmultiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco Enhanced PoE (ePoE). Table 2 lists the architectural features and benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series.

 

Table 2.

Architectural Features and Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Architectural Feature

Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modular Platform

● The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs are highly modular platforms with several types of module slots to add

 

 

 

 

connectivity and services for varied branch-officenetwork requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

● The ISRs offer an industry-leadingbreadth of LAN and WAN connectivity options through modules to

 

 

 

 

accommodate field upgrades for future technologies without requiring a platform replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processors

 

● The Cisco 2900 Series are powered by high-performancemulti-coreprocessors that can support the

 

 

 

 

growing demands of high-speedWAN connections to thebranch-officewhile also running multiple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

concurrent services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embedded IP Security (IPSec)

● Embedded hardware encryption acceleration is enhanced to provide higher scalability, which combined

 

 

VPN Hardware Acceleration

with an optional Cisco IOS Security license, enables WAN link security and VPN services (IPSec

 

 

 

 

 

acceleration).

 

 

 

 

 

● The onboard encryption hardware replaces and outperforms the advanced integration modules (AIMs) of

 

 

 

 

previous generations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigigabit Fabric (MGF)

● The Cisco 2900 Series introduces an innovative multigigabit fabric (MGF) that allows for efficient module-

 

 

 

 

to-modulecommunication, enabling tighter services interactions across modules while reducing the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

overhead on the route processor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Architectural Feature

Benefits

 

 

TDM Interconnectivity Fabric

● Unified communications services in the branch office are significantly enhanced with the use of a TDM

 

interconnectivity fabric in the system architecture, allowing for scaling of DS-0channel capacity.

 

 

Integrated Gigabit Ethernet

● All onboard WAN ports are 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet WAN routed ports.

Ports

● One of the three 10/100/1000 Ethernet WAN ports on the Cisco 2921 and 2951 supports Small Form-

 

 

Factor Pluggable (SFP)-basedconnectivity in lieu of aRJ-45port and enabling fiber connectivity.

 

 

Innovative Universal-Serial-

● A new, innovative USB console port offers management connectivity for devices without a serial port such

Bus (USB)-BasedConsole

as modern laptop computers.

Access

● Traditional console and auxiliary ports are also available.

 

 

 

Optional Integrated Power

● An optional upgrade to the internal power supply provides inline power (802.3af-compliantPoE and Cisco

Supply for Distribution of PoE

Inline Power) to integrated switch modules.

and Universal DC Power

● On the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951, an optional DC power supply will be available in the future that

Supply

extends deployment into central offices and industrial environments.

 

 

 

Optional External Redundant

● The Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for power redundancy through the use of an external RPS device,

Power Supply (RPS)

thereby decreasing network downtime and protecting the network from power-supplyfailures.

 

● Redundant power on the Cisco 2900 Series is supported through the Cisco RPS 2300 Redundant Power

 

System. You can use the Cisco RPS 2300 to provide redundant power for Cisco 2900 Series ISRs as well

 

as Cisco Catalyst® switches.

 

● In order to use the Cisco RPS 2300, an external RPS adapter is required (configurable option) to connect

 

the platform to the external RPS.

 

 

PoE Boost

● When connected to an external RPS device, the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 can operate in a PoE boost

 

configuration in lieu of redundant power mode - whereby the power capacity of the platform is increased to

 

 

twice the normal level to power additional PoE ports.

 

 

Designed for Flexible

● The Cisco 2911 and 2951 are designed for NEBS environments.

Deployments

● The 2911 is 12” deep and has an optional fan filter for deployments in a variety of environments. An

 

 

assembly that provides front-to-backairflow is also available for 23” racks.

 

 

Modularity Features and Benefits

The Cisco 2900 Series provides significantly enhanced modular capabilities (refer to Table 3) offering investment protection for customers. Most of the modules available on previous generations of Cisco routers, such as the Cisco 2800 Series, are supported on the Cisco 2900 Series. Additionally, modules can be used on other supported Cisco platforms to provide maximum investment protection. Taking advantage of common interface cards across a network greatly reduces the complexity of managing inventory requirements, implementing large network rollouts, and maintaining configurations across a variety of branch-officesizes.

A complete list of supported modules, including a list of supported SFPs for the Cisco 2900 Series, is available at: http://www.cisco.com/go/2900.

 

Table 3.

Modularity Features and Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISR Modules

 

Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cisco Service Module

● Each service module slot offers high-data-throughputcapability:

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor.

 

 

 

 

 

Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over MGF.

 

 

 

 

 

● Service module (SM) slots are highly flexible with support for double-wideservice modules(SM-Ds),

 

 

 

 

which are Service Modules that require two SM slots. SM-Dsin the Cisco 2921 and 2951 provide

 

 

 

 

flexibility for higher-densitymodules.

 

 

 

 

 

● A service module slot replaces the network module and the extension module for voice/fax (EVM) slots

 

 

 

 

and is offered on Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISRs.

 

 

 

 

 

● An adapter module enables backward compatibility with existing network modules, enhanced network

 

 

 

 

modules (NMEs), and EVMs.

 

 

 

 

 

● Service module slots provide twice the power capabilities relative to the network-moduleslots, allowing

 

 

 

 

for flexibility for higher-scaleandbetter-performancemodules.

 

 

 

 

 

● Power to service module slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise

 

 

 

 

 

framework, so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full

 

 

 

 

EnergyWise support will be available in future software releases.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ISR Modules

Benefits

 

 

Cisco Enhanced High-Speed

● The EHWIC slot provides enhancements to the prior generation’s high-speedWAN interface card

WAN Interface Card (EHWIC)

(HWIC) slots while provide maximum investment protection by natively supporting HWICs, WAN

 

interface cards (WICs), voice interface cards (VICs), and voice/WAN interface cards (VWICs).

 

● Four integrated EHWIC slots on the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for more flexible

 

configurations.

 

● Each HWIC slot offers high-data-throughputcapability:

 

Up to 1.6 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor.

 

Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF.

 

● Flexibility to support double-widemodules is enabled by combining two EHWIC slots. Up to 2

 

doublewide HWIC (HWIC-D)modules are supported.

 

 

Cisco Internal Services Module

● A single ISM slot provides flexibility to integrate intelligent service modules on an internal slot within the

(ISM)

chassis

 

● Each ISM slot offers high-data-throughputcapability:

 

Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor.

 

Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF.

 

● The ISM replaces the AIM slot; existing AIM modules are not supported in the ISM slot.

 

● Power to ISM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework, so your

 

organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise support

 

will be available in future software releases.

 

 

Cisco High-DensityPacket Voice

● PVDM3 slots natively support PVDM3 modules, providing support for richer density for rich-mediavoice

Digital Signal Processor (DSP)

and video.

Module (PVDM3) Slots on

● Each PVDM3 slot connects back to the system architecture through a 2 Gbps aggregate link through

Motherboard

the MGF.

 

 

● Investment protection for PVDM2 modules is supported through an adapter module.

 

● Power to the PVDM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework,

 

so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise

 

support will be available in future software releases.

 

 

Compact Flash Slots

● Two external Compact Flash slots are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers.

 

Each slot can support high-speedstorage densities upgradeable to 4 GB in density.

 

 

USB 2.0 Ports

● Two high-speedUSB 2.0 ports are supported. The USB ports enable secure token capabilities and

 

storage.

 

 

 

 

Cisco IOS Software

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers deliver innovative technologies running on industry-leadingCisco IOS Software. Developed for wide deployment in the world's most demanding enterprise, access, and service provider networks, the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 platforms are supported on Cisco IOS Software releases 15M&T. Release 15.0(1)M is available immediately and provides support for a comprehensive portfolio of Cisco technologies, including the functionality and features delivered in releases 12.4 and 12.4T. New innovations in 15.0(1)M span multiple technology areas, including security, voice, high availability, IP Routing and Multicast, quality of service (QoS), IP Mobility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), VPNs, and embedded management.

Cisco IOS Software Licensing and Packaging

A single Cisco IOS Universal image encompassing all IOS technology feature sets is delivered with the platforms. You can enable advanced features by activating a software license on the Universal image. In previous generations of access routers, these feature sets required you to download a new software image. Technology packages and feature licenses, enabled through the Cisco software licensing infrastructure, simplify software delivery and decrease the operational costs of deploying new features.

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Four major technology licenses are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers; you can activate the licenses through the Cisco software activation process identified at http://www.cisco.com/go/sa. The four licenses are as follows:

IP Base: This technology package is available as default.

Data

Unified Communications

Security (SEC) or Security with No Payload Encryption (SEC-NPE)

For additional information and details about Cisco IOS Software licensing and packaging on Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/2900l.

Key Branch-OfficeServices

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers are industry-leadingplatforms that offer unprecedented levels of services integration. Designed to meet the requirements of the branch office, these platforms provide a complete solution with voice, video, security, mobility and application services. Businesses enjoy the benefit of deploying a single device that meets all their needs, reducing capital and operational expenses.

Unified Communications, Collaboration, and Voice-GatewayServices

The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Router is the foundation for collaboration in the small and midsize branch office, serving as a critical component of a Cisco's video architecture (Medianet) and enterprise Unified Communications solution. With embedded voice services and a wide range of supported telephony interfaces, the Cisco 2900 Series delivers maximum deployment flexibility for the distributed enterprise. Unified communications is enabled through a rich signaling and media-processinginfrastructure, including a variety of protocols, media interworking, signal and media security, transcoding, conferencing, and QoS. Cisco Integrated Services Routers also feature a wide range ofvoice-gatewayinterfaces, supporting a broad array of signaling and physical network interfaces.

The Cisco 2900 Series enables a full range of existing and emerging video services, with scaling improvements to support Cisco TelePresence® conferencing, security, and session control. The Cisco Unified Border Element extends these capabilities forbusiness-to-businessTelePresence communications. The Cisco 2900 Series adds support for the new CiscoHigh-DensityPacket Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module (PVDM3), which has been optimized for voice and video support. The new PVDM3 modules support allvoice-gatewayfunctions of earlier generations of PVDMs and add higher density and more processing power to support emergingrich-mediaapplications. The Cisco 2900 Series provides 2 or 3 onboard PVDM3 slots, depending on the platform.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express and Survivable Remote Site Telephony

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers natively provide optional unified communications services within the Cisco IOS Software, minimizing the IT hardware footprint and total cost of ownership at the branch office. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provides a broad range of IP private-branch-exchange(PBX) and keysystem features integrated into the router for the small and midsize branch office. Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), also inherently available in Cisco IOS Software, and an option on the Cisco 2900 Series, helps ensure thatbranch-officeemployees have uninterrupted telephony services and features, even if the connection to a centralized Cisco Unified Communications Manager is disrupted.

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Coupled with Cisco Unity® Express, the integrated solution for voicemail, Automated Attendant, and interactive voice response (IVR), the Cisco 2900 Series offers the branch office a complete range of unified communications services while deliveringindustry-leadingsecurity within a single platform.

VoiceXML Application Services

The Cisco 2900 Series also supports standards-certifiedVoiceXML browser services. VoiceXML is an openstandard markup language used to createvoice-enabledweb browsers and IVR applications. Just as HTML enables you to retrieve data with a PC, VoiceXML enables you to retrieve data using voice ordual-tone-multifrequency (DTMF) telephony input. The Cisco 2900 Series can deliver a much higher range of concurrentvoice-gatewayservices combined with VoiceXML browser services, for up to 200 sessions on the Cisco 2951.

Cisco Unified Border Element

The Cisco Unified Border Element capabilities supported on the Cisco 2900 Series address the emerging requirements in an IP-centricinterconnect forbranch-officeunified communications between enterprises and service provider networks. Cisco Unified Border Element provides intelligentborder-elementfunctions such as physical and logical ingress and egress demarcation points, signaling and media control, and consolidated security and management features. The Cisco 2900 Series supports higher scale than previously provided on the Cisco 2800 Series, up to three times the number of sessions.

Integrated Network Security for Data, Voice, Video, and Mobility

Security is essential to protect a business’ intellectual property while also ensuring business continuity and providing the ability to extend the corporate workplace to employees who need anytime, anywhere access to company resources. As part of the Cisco' SAFE architectural framework that allows organizations to identify, prevent, and adapt to network security threats, the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers facilitate secure business transactions and collaboration.

The Cisco IOS Software Security technology package for the Cisco 2900 Series offers a wide array of common security features such as advanced application inspection and control, threat protection, and encryption architectures for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks. The Cisco 2900 Series offers onboard hardware-basedencryption acceleration to provide greater IPSec throughput with less overhead for the route processor when compared withsoftware-basedencryption solutions. Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer a comprehensive and adaptable security solution for branch offices that includes features such as:

Secure connectivity: Secure collaborative communications with Group Encrypted Transport VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN), or Enhanced Easy VPN

Integrated threat control: Responding to sophisticated network attacks and threats using Cisco IOS Firewall, Cisco IOSZone-BasedFirewall, Cisco IOS IPS, Cisco IOS Content Filtering, and Flexible Packet Matching (FPM)

Identity management: Intelligently protecting endpoints using technologies such as authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) and public key infrastructure (PKI)

Detailed information about the security features and solutions supported on the Cisco 2900 Series is available at http://www.cisco.com/go/routersecurity.

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Wireless and Mobility Services

Wireless LAN/WAN

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers supporting the Cisco Unified Wireless Architecture enable deployment of secure, manageable wireless LANs (WLANs) optimized for remote sites and branch offices, including fast secure mobility, survivable authentication, and simplified management. The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module on the Cisco 2900 Series allows small and medium-sizedbusinesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to costeffectively deploy and manage secure WLANs. Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers work in conjunction with Cisco lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to providesystem-wideWLAN functions, managing up to 6, 12, and 25 access points.

Wireless WAN

Cisco third-generation(3G) wireless WAN (WWAN) modules combine traditional enterprise router functions, such as remote management, advanced IP services such as voice over IP (VoIP), and security, with mobility capabilities of 3G WAN access. Usinghigh-speed3G wireless networks, routers can replace or complement existing landline infrastructure, such as dialup, Frame Relay, and ISDN. Cisco 3G solutions support 3G standardsHigh-SpeedPacket Access (HSPA) and Evolution Data Only/Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) providing you with a true multipath WAN backup and the ability to rapidly deploy primary WAN connectivity. For more information about 3G solutions on Cisco Integrated Services Routers, please visithttp://www.cisco.com/go/3g.

Integrated LAN Switching

The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Routers (Cisco 2911 through Cisco 2951) support the new Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch® Service Modules, which greatly expand router capabilities by integratingindustry-leadingLayer 2 or Layer 3 switching with feature sets identical to those found in the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst3650-ESeries Switches performing localline-rateswitching and routing.

The new Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules take advantage of the increased power capabilities on the Cisco 2900 ISRs. Additionally, the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch modules enable the newest Cisco power initiatives, Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco Enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE), per-portPoE power monitoring, andRPS-enabledPoE boost. These technologies allow you to meet increased endpoint power requirements without increasing the total power consumption of the branch.

Application Services

As organizations continue to centralize and consolidate their branch-officeIT infrastructure in an effort to reduce cost and complexity, they are challenged to provide an excellent user experience, ensure continuous service availability, and deliverbusiness-relevantapplications when and where they are needed. To address these challenges, the Cisco 2900 Series provides the capability to host Cisco,third-party,and custom applications on a portfolio ofhigh-performanceCisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) modules that transparently integrate into the router. The modules have their own processors, storage, network interfaces, and memory that operate independently of the host router resources, helping to ensure maximum concurrent routing and application performance while reducing physical space requirements, lowering power consumption, and consolidating management.

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Application Acceleration

The Cisco 2900 Series seamlessly combines industry leading security, IOS-basedtraffic control and visibility, with Cisco application acceleration solutions. Cisco IOS Software features such as NBAR, IP SLA, and NetFlow provide visibility and monitoring of traffic patterns and application performance while IOS features such as QoS, ACLs, and PfR intelligently control the traffic to maximize the quality of the user experience and employee productivity. The user experience can be further enhanced through the addition of a Cisco WAAS Network Module which can be used to securely provide more advanced WAN optimization techniques such as TCP optimization, caching, compression, and application acceleration. Cisco Integrated Services Routers combined with Cisco WAAS Network Modules, provide optimal performance for applications delivered from a central data center to branchoffice users. The solution allows you to consolidate costly server, storage, and backup infrastructure into data centers while maintainingLAN-likeservice levels for remote users.

Cisco Services Ready Engine

The Cisco Services Ready Engine solution is available in a Service Module (SM) and Internal Service Module (ISM) form factor. The Service Module hardware offers up to a seven times performance improvement over the previous generation Network Modules and provides a multi-corex86-64processor. The SRE modules also support up to 1 terabyte of storage, RAID configurations,hardware-assistedvirtualization and cryptography options. The Cisco SRE module enableson-demandprovisioning ofbranch-officeapplications on the Cisco 2900 Series platforms so that you can deploy the right application, at the right time, in the right place. The hardware and software decoupling provided by theservice-readydeployment model enables applications to be provisioned on the module at the time of its installation or remotely anytime thereafter. Supported solutions include Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP), Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC), Cisco Video Surveillance, and other applications under development. The Service Ready Engine enables organizations of various sizes tofuture-prooftheir network by allowing them to quickly deploy newbranch-officeapplications without deploying new hardware, reducing the cost of rolling out branchoffice services.

WAAS Express

Organizations today face several unique wide area network (WAN) challenges: the need to provide employees with constant access to centrally located information, the requirement to continuously back up and replicate missioncritical data to centrally managed data centers, the desire to provide satisfactory experience for IP phone and video communication, and the mandate to control bandwidth costs without sacrificing application availability and performance.

Cisco WAAS Express is designed to help organizations address these challenges. Cisco WAAS Express extends the Cisco WAAS product portfolio with asmall-footprint,cost-effectiveIOS-basedsoftware solution integrated into the ISR G2 to offer bandwidth optimization and application acceleration capabilities. Cisco WAAS Express increases remote user productivity, reduces WAN bandwidth costs, and offers investment protection by interoperating with existing Cisco WAAS infrastructure. Cisco WAAS Express is unique in providing network transparency, improving deployment flexibility withon-demandservice enablement, and integrating with nativeIOS-basedservices such as security, NetFlow, and QoS.

Cisco WAAS Express is fully interoperable with WAAS on SM-SREmodules, WAAS appliances and can be managed by a common WAAS Central Manager.

Cisco WAAS Express is available in IOS from version 15.1(2)T1.

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Further information on Cisco WAAS Express can be found at

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11211/index.html.

Medianet for 2900 ISRs

As video becomes pervasive in an organization and more video devices are used, new demands are placed on the network. It can be challenging to accommodate video needs while reducing complexity, planning for capacity, and providing the best possible user experience.

Smarter Network, Endpoints, and Services

Traditional IP networks need to evolve to medianets to accommodate these changes. A medianet is an end-to-endIP architecture that helps to enable pervasive media experiences.

The medianet architecture includes a smarter network, smarter endpoints, shared media services, cloud services, and shared media services.

More Medianet Benefits

A medianet reduces total cost of ownership and scales video through features such as auto-configurationand media monitoring. At the same time, it helps to ensure a quality user experience while optimizing bandwidth use and efficiency.

For more information on Medianet for 2900ISR, please go to

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1094/index.html.

Managing Your Integrated Services Routers

Network management applications are instrumental in lowering operating expenses (OpEx) while improving network availability by simplifying and automating many of the day-to-daytasks associated with managing an end-to-endnetwork.Day-onedevice support provides immediate manageability support for the Integrated Services Router, enabling quick and easy deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting from Cisco andthird-partyapplications.

Organizations rely on Cisco, third-party,andin-housedeveloped network management applications to achieve their OpEx and productivity goals. Underpinning those applications are the embedded management features available in every Integrated Services Router. The new Integrated Services Routers continue a tradition of broad and deep manageability features such as IPservice-levelagreement (IP SLA), Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and NetFlow which allow you to know the status of your network at all times. These features, along with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and syslog, enable your organization’s management applications.

Refer to Tables 4 and 5 below for details about network management and manageability support on Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers.

 

Table 4.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Series IOS Software Features and Protocols Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feature

 

Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protocols

 

IPv4, IPv6, Static Routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol

 

 

 

 

(BGP), BGP Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-IntermediateSystem(IS-IS),Multicast Internet Group

 

 

 

 

Management Protocol (IGMPv3) Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), PIM Source Specific

 

 

 

 

Multicast (SSM), Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), IPSec, Generic Routing Encapsulation

 

 

 

 

(GRE), Bi-DirectionalForwarding Detection (BVD),IPv4-to-IPv6Multicast, MPLS, L2TPv3, 802.1ag, 802.3ah, L2

 

 

 

 

and L3 VPN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feature

Support

 

 

Encapsulation

Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN, Point-to-PointProtocol (PPP), MultilinkPoint-to-PointProtocol (MLPPP), Frame Relay,

 

Multilink Frame Relay (MLFR) (FR.15 and FR.16), High-LevelData Link Control (HDLC), Serial(RS-232,RS-449,

 

 

X.21, V.35, and EIA-530),Point-to-PointProtocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), and ATM.

 

 

Traffic Management

QoS, Class-BasedWeighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), Hierarchical

 

QoS, Policy-BasedRouting (PBR), Performance Routing (PfR), andNetwork-BasedAdvanced Routing (NBAR).

 

 

Note: For a more comprehensive list of features supported in Cisco IOS software refer to the Feature Navigator tool athttp://www.cisco.com/go/fn.

Table 5 lists the embedded management features available with Cisco IOS Software.

Table 5.

Embedded Management Features Available with Cisco IOS Software

 

 

 

Feature

 

Description

 

 

 

WSMA

 

The Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) defines a mechanism through which you can manage a network

 

 

device, retrieve configuration data information, and upload and manipulate new configuration data. WSMA uses XML-

 

 

based data encoding that is transported by the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the configuration data and

 

 

protocol messages.

 

 

 

EEM

 

Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) is a distributed and customized approach to event detection and

 

 

recovery offered directly in a Cisco IOS Software device. It offers the ability to monitor events and take informational,

 

 

 

 

corrective, or any desired EEM action when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.

 

 

 

IPSLA

 

Cisco IOS IP Service-LevelAgreements (SLAs) enable you to assure newbusiness-criticalIP applications, as well as

 

 

IP services that use data, voice, and video in an IP network.

 

 

SNMP, RMON, Syslog,

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers also support SNMP, Remote Monitoring (RMON), syslog, NetFlow,

NetFlow, and TR-069

and TR-069in addition to the embedded management features previously mentioned.

 

 

 

The Cisco network management applications listed in Table 6 are standalone products that you can download or purchase to manage your Cisco network devices. The applications are built specifically for the different operational phases; you can select the ones that best fit your needs.

 

Table 6.

Network Management Applications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operational Phase

Application

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Device staging and

Cisco Configuration

Cisco Configuration Professional is a GUI device-managementtool for Cisco

 

 

configuration

Professional

IOS Software-basedaccess routers. This tool simplifies router, security, unified

 

 

 

 

 

communications, wireless, WAN, and basic LAN configuration through easy-to-

 

 

 

 

 

use wizards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network-widedeployment,

CiscoWorks LMS

CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of integrated

 

 

 

configuration, monitoring,

 

applications for simplifying day-to-daymanagement of a Ciscoend-to-end

 

 

 

 

 

and troubleshooting

 

network, lowering OpEx while increasing network availability. CiscoWorks LMS

 

 

 

 

 

offers network managers an easy-to-useweb-basedinterface for configuring,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

administering, and troubleshooting the Cisco Integrated Services Routers,

 

 

 

 

 

using new instrumentation such as Cisco IOS EEM Generic Online Diagnostics

 

 

 

 

 

(GOLD).

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to supporting basic platform services of the Integrated Services

 

 

 

 

 

Router, CiscoWorks also provides added-valuesupport for the Cisco Services

 

 

 

 

 

Ready Engine, enabling the management and distribution of software images

 

 

 

 

 

to the SRE, thereby reducing the time and complexities associated with image

 

 

 

 

 

management.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network-widestaging,

CiscoWorks NCM

CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager (NCM) tracks and regulates

 

 

configuration, and

 

configuration and software changes throughout a multivendor network

 

 

compliance

 

 

infrastructure. It provides superior visibility into network changes and can track

 

 

 

 

 

compliance with a broad variety of regulatory, IT, corporate governance, and

 

 

 

 

 

technology requirements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security staging,

Cisco Security Manager

Cisco Security Manager is a leading enterprise-classapplication for managing

 

 

configuration, and

 

security. It delivers provisioning of firewall, VPN, and intrusion-prevention-

 

 

monitoring

 

 

system (IPS) services across Cisco routers, security appliances, and switch

 

 

 

 

 

service modules. The suite also includes the Cisco Security Monitoring,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security MARS) for monitoring and

 

 

 

 

 

mitigation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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