Please refer to WAAS sizing guidelines to size specific to customer requirements. * NME Hardware Assist for Enterprise Class Virtual. Blades . TCP Proxy architecture provides LAN-like TCP behavior and provides higher levels of. Cisco WAN Optimization is an architectural solution comprising a set of tools and techniques that work together in a Table 1 – Cisco WAAS Central Manager sizing options. Device .. of the chosen hardware form-factor. All connections are . Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) Acceleration Charts Disks- 5 (RAID-5) is implemented in WAAS as a hardware feature. RAID-5 devices can . Complete the sizing phase that includes the following tasks.
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This chapter also looks at the licensing options for Cisco WAAS, positioning for each of the hardware platforms, and performance and scalability metrics for each of the platforms.
The interface manager also provides management over logical interfaces that can be configured over physical interfaces. The alarm book which covers syslog messages, SNMP traps, and Central Manager dashboard alarmserror book which covers console messagesand product documentation can be downloaded from Cisco. WAAS devices configured with the Transport license cannot provide Enterprise license features including application-acceleration capabilities, disk encryption, or any other features provided by other licenses.
Summary The Cisco Wide-Area Application Engine family includes three network modules for the Integrated Services Router and six appliance models spanning two desktop models and four rack-mount appliance models. In either configuration, the WAE can provide full WAN optimization and application acceleration capabilities, but does not support virtualization. The NME-WAE can be configured with the Enterprise license, providing full WAN optimization functionality, application acceleration functionality, and other features enabled by the Enterprise license including disk encryption and NetQoS integration.
This breadth of portfolio provides customers with the flexibility necessary to allocate the right platform for each network location where WAN optimization, application acceleration, and hardwae capabilities are needed. The disk encryption feature uses AES encryption, the strongest commercially available encryption, and keys are stored only in the WAAS device memory after they have been retrieved from the Central Manager during the device boot process.
Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press. The Cisco WAAS product family consists of a series of appliances and router-integrated network modules that are based on an Intel x86 hardware architecture. Any appliance model can be used as a core data center or edge branch office device, although performance and scalability recommendations presented in this chapter must be followed.
WAE devices provide only WAN optimization and application acceleration and do not provide virtualization. Both methods of integration and interception are discussed in Chapter 4. With such a diverse hardware portfolio, Cisco WAAS can be deployed in each location with cicso appropriate amount of optimization capacity for the needs of the users or servers in that particular location.
The current Hardqare WAAS hardware family consists of three router-integrated network modules, two desktop appliance models, and four rack-mounted appliance models. This is defined in a single policy, thereby simplifying overall system policy management. When the hard disks are encrypted, loss of the key renders data on the disk unusable and scrambled.
Keys are stored in the Central Manager database which can be encrypted and synchronized among all Central Manager devices for high availability. Licenses are not enforced in WAAS; however, licenses can only be applied to platforms that support the particular license in question. Chapter Description This chapter provides an introduction to the Cisco WAAS hardware family, along with an in-depth harcware of the hardware and software architecture.
The Cisco Wide-Area Application Engine family includes three network modules for the Integrated Services Router and six appliance models spanning two slzing models and four rack-mount appliance models.
These include snd encryption, Central Management Subsystem CMSinterface manager, reporting facilities, network interception and bypass, application traffic policy ATP engine, and kernel-integrated virtualization services, as shown in Figure As of version 4. The Cisco WAAS appliance family is designed to be deployed in a location of any size, including the small branch office, campus networks, or the largest of enterprise data center networks.
About Affiliates Cisco Systems, Inc. Another logical interface is the PortChannel interface, which can be used to team WAAS device interfaces together for the purposes of high availability and load balancing. The Cisco Linux platform hosts a command-line interface CLI shell similar to that of Cisco IOS Software, which, along with the Central Manager and other architecyure, form the primary means of configuring, managing, and troubleshooting a device or system.
Each Cisco WAAS device, regardless of form factor, is configured with some amount of hard disk storage and a compact flash card. About Affiliates Cisco Systems, Inc. Cisco WAAS is a software component that is resident on a aand device deployed at each location with users and servers. See All Related Articles.
It also looks at the licensing options for Cisco WAAS, positioning for each of the hardware platforms, and performance and scalability metrics for each of the platforms.
Additionally, the Enterprise license enables support for disk encryption and NetQoS integration. NOTE The WAE model is end-of-life and is not covered in this section; however, its performance and scalability metrics are covered in this chapter to support those who have already deployed these devices in their networks and wish to continue using them with WAAS v4.
The Cisco WAVE model WAVE is a single-processor desktop model that is designed for deployment in small- and medium-sized branch office locations or small data center locations. The Cisco Linux platform is hardened to ensure that rogue services are not installed and secured such that third-party software or other changes cannot be made.
The ATP also notes the application group to which the classifier belongs to route statistics gathered to the appropriate application group for proper charting visualization and reporting. The Video license is commonly applied in conjunction with the Enterprise license. The ATP is discussed in the next section, and Chapter 8 and Chapter 9 discuss the configuration and management of policies.
WAE appliance models andalong with WAVE appliance models, andare targeted toward branch office deployments, whereas the WAE appliance models, are targeted toward regional office and data center deployments. See All Related Articles. This license dictates what features are permitted to be configured on the device.
The WAE model is end-of-life and is not covered in this section; however, its performance and scalability metrics are covered in this chapter to support those who have already deployed these devices in their networks and wish to continue using them with WAAS v4.
Cisco Linux provides an interface for the Cisco WAAS software to use for purposes of monitoring and generating alarms. Cisco WAAS devices can be configured to encrypt the data, swap, and spool partitions on the hard disk drives using encryption keys that are stored on and retrieved from the Central Manager.
WAVE appliance models and do not have externally accessible hard disk drives, and with a single hard disk drive, do not support RAID. Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press. This module is not capable of running the advanced services enabled by the Enterprise license discussed later in the chapterincluding application layer acceleration or disk encryption.