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FAQ for the Cisco 860 and 880 Migration

June 23 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Routers, #Networking, #IT, #Cisco & Cisco Network

When you choose to migrate to the new Cisco 860 and 880 Series routers, what features and performance you should know? In the following part, we summarize several questions and answers for the Cisco 860 and 880 Series Integrated Services Routers helping you migrate to new Cisco 860 and 880 Series options smoothly.

 

Q. What is the platform power consumption for the C881W, C886W, and C887W?

A. Please refer to the following Table for platform power consumptions for the C881W, C886W, and C887W.

C881W, C886W, and C887W Platform Power Consumption

Product Part Number

Power consumption without PoE

Power Consumption with PoE

C881W

12W

48W

C886W

22W

58W

C887W

22W

58W

Q. What is the performance with services for Cisco 860 and 880 Series ISRs?

A. The performance with services for Cisco 860 Series ISRs is 4 Mbps, and the performance with services for Cisco 880 Series ISRs is 8 Mbps.

Q. What are the default memory and memory upgrade options for Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series ISRs?

A. Please refer to Table below for default memory and memory upgrade options for Cisco 860VAE, 880W, and 880G Series ISRs.

Default Memory and Memory Upgrade Options for Cisco 860VAE, 880W, and 880G

Product Part Number

Default Memory DRAM

Memory Upgrade Option

CISCO860VAE

256 MB

None

C880W

512 MB

None

C880G

512 MB

1 GB (max)

Q. What PoE daughter card does the C880 ISR use?

A. The C880 ISR uses a 30W 2-port PoE daughter card that is directly powered from the 12-VDC power supply of the host motherboard. It replaces the 4-port daughter card formerly used on Cisco 880 Series routers, which required a separate external -48-VDC power supply. No separate external -48-VDC power supply is required on C880 Series routers.

Q. How many PoE ports are supported on C880W Series ISRs?

A. C880W Series ISRs support 2 ports with PoE on Fast Ethernet 0 and Fast Ethernet 1. They are 802.3af-complaint, and they support 15.4W per port.

Q. Can I use the PoE daughter card from Cisco 880 Series ISRs on the C880W Series ISRs?

A. The PoE daughter card used on Cisco 880 Series routers cannot be used on C880W routers. Even though they have the same connector to the motherboard, they have different power specifications. The PoE daughter card used on Cisco 880 Series routers requires a separate external -48-VDC power supply, whereas the PoE daughter card on the C880W takes power directly from the motherboard, and no separate external power supply is required.

Q. Do the Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series ISRs support Cisco Virtual Office?

A. Cisco Virtual Office is supported on C880W and C880G Series ISRs. The license with part number CVO800-CFG is required during the ordering process. Cisco 860VAE Series routers do not support Cisco Virtual Office at this time.

Q. Do Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series ISRs support Cisco Wide Area Application Service Express (Cisco WAAS Express)?

A. Please refer to following Table for Cisco WAAS Express support on Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series routers.

Cisco WAAS Express Support on Cisco 860VAE, 880W, and 880G Routers

Product Part Number

Cisco WAAS Express Optimized Bandwidth

Maximum TCP Connections

Cisco WAAS Express Features

CISCO860VAE

Not supported

-

-

C880W

1.5 Mbps

30

Lite feature (No DRE, CIFS, SSL, or HTTPS)

C880G

1.5 Mbps

75

Full featured

Q. Do Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series ISRs support Cisco ScanSafe?

A. Cisco 860VAE, C880W, and C880G Series ISRs support the Cisco ScanSafe connector in any universal Cisco IOS Software images with security feature set (SEC) licenses. The connector securely redirects HTTP and Secure HTTP (HTTPS) traffic. There is no need for client or agent software to be installed on each laptop or desktop, so any routers anywhere in your network can act as a secure managed cloud security gateway. Cisco ScanSafe allows easy deployment with no additional hardware and can integrate into any proxy server configuration.

Q. What are the maximum-transmission-unit (MTU) sizes for different DSL interfaces on Cisco 860 and 880 Series ISRs?

A. Please refer to Table below for MTU sizes for different DSL interfaces on Cisco 860VAE and 880 Series ISRs.

MTU Sizes for Different DSL Interfaces on Cisco 860VAE and 880 Series Routers

Product Part Number

MTU for ATM Mode (bytes)

MTU for PTM Mode (bytes)

MTU for ATM or EFM Mode (bytes)

CISCO860VAE

2038

2038

-

CISCO887VA/CISCO886VA

C887VA/C886VA

1530

1600

-

C888EA

-

-

1940

Q. What are the MTU sizes for different Ethernet interfaces on Cisco 880 Series ISRs?

A. Please refer to the following Table for MTU sizes for different Ethernet interfaces on Cisco 860VAE and 880 Series ISRs.

MTU Sizes for Different Ethernet Interfaces on Cisco 860VAE and 880 Series Routers

Product Part Number

MTU for Fast Ethernet Layer 2 Ports (bytes)

MTU for Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 Ports (bytes)

MTU for Fast Ethernet or Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 Ports (bytes)

CISCO860VAE

1518

1518

4075

CISCO880 series/C880 series

1600

-

9216

Q. What new 3G plus DSL models are available in C880 Series ISRs?

A. Four new 3G plus DSL models are available: C886VAG, C887VAG, C887VAMG, and C888EG. Please refer to the data sheet “Cisco 880G Series Integrated Services Router with Embedded 3.7G” for more details.

Q. What cellular modems are integrated in the C880G Series ISRs?

A. There are two different types of carriers. One type supports third-generation Partner Project (3GPP) HSPA+, HSPA, Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS), Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE), and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), and the other supports 3GPP2 EVDO RevA/Rev0 and 1xRTT. Two cellular modems support 3GPP2: MC8705 and MC8795V, and one cellular modem supports 3GPP2: MC5728V.

Q. What is the cellular modem form factor in C880G Series ISRs?

A. The external 3G ExpressCard socket on Cisco 880G Series routers has been replaced by an internal PCIe mini-card slot on C880G Series routers. The external ExpressCard modems, therefore, have been replaced by the internal PCIe mini-card cellular modems.

Q. What is the function of the mini-USB port in C880G Series ISRs?

A. C880G Series routers have a mini-USB type B port that enables the modem to be connected to a PC and run PC-based modem provisioning and the carrier customization tool.

Q. Do the C880G Series ISRs support the Diagnostic Monitoring (DM) port?

A. C880G Series routers have removed the Diagnostic Monitoring port from the chassis front faceplate. The remote Diagnostic Monitoring function is required to collect the modem Diagnostic Monitoring log.

Q. Do the C880G Series ISRs support the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)?

A. C880G Series routers support NMEA. A virtual serial port is implemented to export NMEA format GPS data to external NEMA 2.0-compliant user applications.

Q. How do I configure NMEA on C880G Series ISRs?

A. To enable NMEA GPS data streaming, C880G Series routers have introduced two new command-line interfaces (CLIs): cdma|gsm gps modem standalone and cdma|gsm gps nmea. A virtual serial port has been implemented in the Cisco IOS Software to export NMEA-formatted GPS data. If end users connect the router to a Microsoft Windows-based PC through an Ethernet connection COM port emulation software is required on the PC side to emulate the COM port over the Ethernet link.

Q. What NMEA sentences do the C880G Series ISRs support?

A. C880G cellular modems support the following NMEA sentences: GGA, GSA, GSV, RMC, and VTG.

Q. How many SIM card slots do the C880G Series ISRs support?

A. C880G Series routers support two SIM card slots, which allow cellular modem failover to the secondary SIM card to continue service when the modem loses services to the primary SIM card.

Please refer to the Cisco 819 Integrated Service Router Q&A and “ Configuring Cisco EHWIC and 880G for 3.7G (HSPA+)/3.5G (HSPA)” for more information about how to use and configure dual-SIM.

Q. Is dual-SIM supported on CDMA 3GPP2 based C880G Series ISRs?

A. C880G CDMA 3GPP2 Series routers do not support the SIM card; therefore, the dual-SIM feature is not supported on these routers.

Q. How do I send, display, delete, and archive SMS on C880G Series ISRs?

A. C880G Series routers have an SMS function that enables the routers to send and receive SMS messages. This feature also enables the routers to save and store the SMS messages in an FTP server. SMS is enabled by default. You can send, display, delete, and archive SMS through the router CLI.

Q. Is encapsulation ppp supported by C880G Plus 7 Series ISRs?

A. No. C880G Plus 7 Series routers support encapsulation slip by default.

Q. What is Direct IP on C880G Plus 7 Series ISRs?

A. C880G Series routers are integrated with a Sierra Wireless MC8705 cellular modem that is running under Direct IP mode to maintain HSPA+ data throughput. Direct IP is a Sierra Wireless proprietary framing protocol used to transfer data between the host platform and the modem. Direct IP framed data have a dedicated USB connection, meaning the host can still send AT commands after the direct IP data session is established. Cisco IOS Software sets encapsulation to SLIP based on the data link protocol between the host and the modem.

Q. What WLAN antenna options are available for C880W Series ISRs?

A. All C880W Series routers embed three dual-band 2.4- or 5-GHz Planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA)-type omnidirectional antennae. External swivel-mount dipole antennae are no longer used. Antennae are attached to the cover of the chassis and covered by the front bezel, and U.FL-type RF connectors attach to the radio.

Q. Do the Cisco 880 WLAN Series routers have removable WLAN antennae?

A. Only Cisco 881 WLAN Series routers have removable swivel-mount dipole antennae. Other products in these routers have captive default dipole antennae. Removal of them and support for other types of external WLAN antenna is not supported by Cisco.

More info from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/routers/800-series-routers/qa_c67_458826.html

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What Changes We can Expect from Cisco in 2017

June 13 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco News, #IT, #Data Center, #Technology, #Cisco Technology - IT News

For all kinds of customers, what can they expect from Cisco in 2017? In the following article, Zeus Kerravala (the founder and principal analyst with ZK Research, and provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the current business climate.) listed the main points that users and clients expect from Cisco in 2017.

  • Cisco will take a chunk of the security market. The security market is easily the most fragmented of all of the IT submarkets. It’s currently a $75 billion market, with no single vendor having anywhere close to double-digit share. Cisco, in particular, has fumbled around in security for years with different initiatives and architectures that have been ineffective.

    Times are different today. As I pointed out in an earlier post, Cisco has never been positioned better in the security industry, and the company is finally using its greatest asset—its dominance in the network—to create tangible differentiation. Look for 2017 to be the year it breaks away from the competition and takes a chunk of the security share.
  • Cisco breaks away in collaboration. Collaboration at Cisco has had its ups and downs over the past few years, but the company now pointed in the right direction. Spark was launched as a Slack-like team collaboration tool, but in actuality, it’s much more than that. It’s a fully integrated cloud, hardware and software experience that can deliver seamless, easy-to-use experiences on a mobile phone, desktop or meeting room. Expect Cisco to continue to innovate around Spark and create its next wave of growth in collaboration.
  • The data center gets a shot in the arm with an acquisition. The Unified Computing System (UCS) carried the data center business unit at Cisco for years. Recently, though, the growth of the product has slowed. In fact, this past quarter saw the data center revenue fall 3 percent.

    UCS is a great product, but the compute industry is shifting to hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Cisco’s current offering, HyperFlex, is an OEM from SpringPath, and channel feedback has been that they would prefer Cisco to own the product rather than OEM it. The OEM allows Cisco to dip its toe in the water, and in 2017 Cisco will jump in with both feet by acquiring SpringPath, which will stimulate data center growth.
  • Expect Cisco to focus on analytics. When one thinks of analytics, the name Cisco is rarely top of mind. However, analytics is becoming a core component of Cisco’s strategy. Not only is it at the core of the recently announced Tetration product, but it is also fundamental to the company’s differentiation in security, Internet of Things, network operations and collaboration. Expect to see Cisco do more analytics on more network data to differentiate its offering from the many smaller competitors that can’t match its footprint.
  • Cisco will push its engineer base to learn new skills. Markets transition. That’s a fact. And when then do, the engineers who work with the technology need to change their skills. Most vendors don’t see the transition, won’t admit its happening or don’t want to upset their engineer base by forcing them to change. And that always ends up being a disaster.

    Think of engineers who worked with mainframes, Token Ring, TDM voice, SNA and other trends. Most are gone, as are the vendors that sold the stuff.

    One of Cisco’s competitive advantages is its huge base of engineers, many of whom are steeped in the way networking was done. Based on my discussions with Cisco executives, including Jeanne Dunn, who runs Cisco’s learning group, I believe Cisco wants to disrupt its engineer base and have them learn new skills—such as automation, data sciences, programming and business skills. Some won’t like the changes to the certification requirements, but the fact is Cisco engineers need to start developing skills for the digital era.
  • Executive churn will slow down. Since Robbins took the helm, there has been a steady churn at the executive level, including Kelly Ahuja, Rob Soderberry and the famed “MPLS” group—just to name a few.

    I believe Robbins’ team is set now. And while there might be the odd departure here and there, this is the team he’s going to run with.

    One question I’ve been asked is if the company would replace the recently departed CTO Zorawar Biri Singh. I believe engineering is in the best hands they can be under the co-leadership of Rowan Trollope (IoT and applications) and David Goeckeler (networking and security), and the structure will stay as is. Get used to the faces at the top; they should be sticking around for a while.

One thing that will remain the same at Cisco is the company’s commitment to changing the world. Cisco’s former CEO, John Chambers, had a great desire to have Cisco make the world a better place. As I pointed out earlier this year, Robbins has picked up the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ball and is running with it faster than ever.

The world is becoming increasingly digitized, and many of the digital enablers—such as IoT, cloud and mobility—are network centric. The coming year presents Cisco a great opportunity to flex its enormous networking muscles and move into the next wave of growth.

The original article from http://www.networkworld.com/article/3148784/lan-wan/what-to-expect-from-cisco-in-2017.html

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Cisco ASA FirePOWER Management Options

May 26 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #IT, #Technology, #Data Center, #Cisco & Cisco Network, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

In the book Cisco Next-Generation Security Solutions: All-in-one Cisco ASA Firepower Services, NGIPS, and AMP (it was written by Omar Santos), the author shared more contents about the Design of Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services.

Now in the following part we selected some chapters that were shared with you: Cisco ASA FirePOWER Management Options

There are several options available for network security administrators to manage the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module. The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module provides a basic command-line interface (CLI) for initial configuration and troubleshooting only. Network security administrators can configure security policies on the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module using either of these methods:

  • Administrators can configure the Cisco Firepower Management Center hosted on a separate appliance or deployed as a virtual machine (VM).
  • Administrators can configure the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module deployed on Cisco ASA 5506-X, 5508-X, and 5516-X using Cisco’s Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).

Figure 1 shows a Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services being managed by a Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC) in a VM.

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services Managed by a Cisco Firepower Management Center

 

In Figure 1 the Cisco Firepower Management Center manages the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module via its management interface. The following section provides important information about configuring and accessing the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module management interface.

Accessing the Cisco ASA FirePOWER Module Management Interface in Cisco ASA 5585-X Appliances

In the Cisco ASA 5585-X, the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module includes a separate management interface. All management traffic to and from the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module must enter and exit this management interface, and the management interface cannot be used as a data interface.

The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module needs Internet access to perform several operations, such as automated system software updates and threat intelligence updates. If the module is managed by the Firepower Management Center, the FMC is the one that needs to have Internet access to perform those tasks.

Figure 2 shows an example of how you can physically connect the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module management interface to be able to reach the Internet via the Cisco ASA interface.

Cisco ASA 5585-X FirePOWER Module Management Interface

 

In Figure 2, the Cisco ASA 5585-X has two modules:

  • A module running Cisco ASA software
  • A module running FirePOWER Services

The Cisco ASA is managed via the interface named management 0/0 in this example. This interface is configured with the IP address 192.168.1.1. The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module is managed via the interface named management 1/0, configured with the IP address 192.168.1.2. The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module is being managed by a virtual Cisco Firepower Management Center. Both interfaces are connected to a Layer 2 switch in this example.

NOTE: You can use other cabling options with the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module management interface to be able to reach the Internet, depending on how you want to connect your network. However, the example illustrated in Figure 4 is one of the most common scenarios.

In order for the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module management interface to have an Internet connection, the default gateway of the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module is set to the Cisco ASA management interface IP address (192.168.1.1 in this example). Figure 3 illustrates the logical connection between the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module management interface and the Cisco ASA management interface.

Cisco ASA FirePOWER Module Management Interface

 

Accessing the Cisco ASA FirePOWER Module Management Interface in Cisco ASA 5500-X Appliances

In the rest of the Cisco 5500-X appliances, the management interface is shared by the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module and the classic Cisco ASA software. These appliances include the Cisco ASA 5506-X, 5506W-X, 5506H-X, 5508-X, 5512-X, 5515-X, 5516-X, 5525-X, 5545-X, and 5555-X appliances.

Figure 4 shows a Cisco ASA 5516-X running Cisco ASA FirePOWER Services.

Cisco ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Module Management Interface

 

In Figure 4, the management interface is used by the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module. The management interface is configured with the IP address 10.1.2.2. You cannot configure an IP address for this interface in the Cisco ASA configuration. For the ASA 5506-X, 5508-X, and 5516-X, the default configuration enables the preceding network deployment; the only change you need to make is to set the module IP address to be on the same network as the ASA inside interface and to configure the module gateway IP address. For other models, you must remove the ASA-configured name and IP address for management 0/0 or 1/1 and then configure the other interfaces as shown in Figure 5.

NOTE: The management interface is considered completely separate from the Cisco ASA, and routing must be configured accordingly.

The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module default gateway is configured to be the inside interface of the Cisco ASA (10.1.2.1), as illustrated in Figure 5.

Cisco ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Module Default Gateway

 

If you must configure the management interface separately from the inside interface, you can deploy a router or a Layer 3 switch between both interfaces, as shown in Figure 8. This option is less common, as you still need to manage the ASA via the inside interface.

Cisco ASA 5500-X FirePOWER Module Management Interface Connected to a Router

 

In Figure 6, the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module default gateway is the router labeled R1, with the IP address 10.1.2.1. The Cisco ASA’s inside interface is configured with the IP address 10.1.1.1. The Cisco ASA FirePOWER module must have a way to reach the inside interface of the ASA to allow for on-box ASDM management. On the other hand, if you are using FMC, the Cisco ASA FirePOWER module needs to have a way to reach the FMC.

Reference from http://www.ciscopress.com/articles/article.asp?p=2730336&seqNum=3

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Using Your Wireless IP Phone 8821

May 19 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco IP Phones, #Networking

The Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series is a big family that has 11 models.

Models in this Series

  1. IP Phone 8800 Key Expansion Module
  2. IP Phone 8811
  3. IP Phone 8841
  4. IP Phone 8845
  5. IP Phone 8851
  6. IP Phone 8861
  7. IP Phone 8865
  8. IP Phone 8865NR
  9. Unified IP Conference Phone 8831
  10. Wireless IP Phone 8821
  11. Wireless IP Phone 8821-EX

The Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 is a new member of 8800 Series. It is the a ruggedized, resilient, and secure 802.11 wireless LAN handset that delivers cost-effective, on-premises, comprehensive voice over wireless LAN (VoWLAN) communications for the highly mobile in-campus worker.

There is another 8821-EX. The EX model is also compliant with nonsparking standards, even when temporarily exposed to hazardous atmospheric environments. (ATEX Zone 1/Class 2 and CSA Zone 1/Division II compliant.)

  1. The 8821 is specifically designed for workers whose roles are in more rigorous, industrial settings. Examples of ideal use cases include nurses and doctors in healthcare, operations and engineering staff in manufacturing, customer service representatives in retail, service staff such as maids in hospitality, and workers on rigs in the oil and chemical industries.
  2. While the 8821 is sleek and lightweight, the design is hardened for users. It is Ingress Protection standard (IP67) rated and is sealed for protection against dust, splash and water. The device is also MIL-STD-810G tested, with a dozen drops onto concrete from heights of up to 6 feet (1.8 m), to help ensure shock resistance and avoid breakage if dropped.
  3. The 8821 enhances security and simplifies configuration management. Stronger encryption is supported for certificate management and policy enablement with the support of Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA-2). Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP) eases IT administration by enabling automatic certificate management on the device.
  4. End users will enjoy a larger, higher-resolution color display and a user experience that is common with Cisco IP Phone 8800 Series desk phones. In addition, roaming between access points within the campus will support more seamless voice communications with the 8821’s support of Fast Transition (802.11r). This protocol was specifically designed for mobile voice over IP (VoIP) communications devices within Wi-Fi networks. Bluetooth is supported for the user’s choice of third-party wireless headsets and adds freedom by untethering the user from the handset.
  5. The 8821 supports Cisco and/or third-party XML applications such as push-to-talk.

A full suite of accessories, including desktop chargers, cases, holsters, and multicharger, are available from Cisco to support deployments.

Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821Features

The Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 is designed for users in rigorous workspaces as well as general office environments. It supports a wide range of features for enhanced voice communications, quality of service (QoS), and security. Some of the main benefits and highlights are listed here:

● IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac radio for VoWLAN communications support

● The large 2.4-inch (6 cm) color (240 x 320 pixels) display makes viewing easy

● IP67 rated for protection against dust, splash, and water

● MIL-STD-810G standard for shock resistance

● The phone offers exceptional voice quality with high-definition (HD) voice

● A built-in full-duplex speakerphone offers high-quality hands-free communications

● The phone supports third-party Bluetooth 3.0 headsets and a 3.5-mm headphone jack for added freedom

● The Applications key provides direct access to XML applications such as push-to-talk and Lone Worker

● Battery life delivers a minimum of 13 hours of talk time

● Enhanced encryption support for SHA-1 and SHA-2 signatures

● Fast, secure roaming using 802.11r and Cisco Centralized Key Management roaming

● Automatic certificate renewal –SCEP support

Specifications of Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 at a Glance

Attribute

Specification

Display

2.4-in (6 cm) color graphical TFT

Speakerphone

Yes; full duplex

Bluetooth

4.0

WLAN networking protocols

802.11a,b,g, n, ac

Battery rechargeable / talk time

Yes; talk time: 13 hours; standby: 240 hours

Applications support

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Accessories

Desktop and multi-chargers, belt clips, handset cases, lanyards, holsters

The Main Cisco IP Phone 8800 Models-Major Features

Features

8811

8841

8845

8851

8851NR

8861

8865

8865NR

Screen

Grayscale

Color

Color

Color

Color

Color

Color

Color

USB Ports

0

0

0

1

1

2

2

2

Built-in Camera

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Wi-Fi

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Bluetooth

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Cisco Intelligent Proximity

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

To use the phone, the phone needs to be connected to a network and configured to connect to a call control system. The phones support many functions and features, depending on the call control system. Your phone might not have all functions available, based on the way your administrator has set up the phone.

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Cisco Industrial Router Portfolio

May 18 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Routers, #Networking, #IT

The Cisco industrial router portfolio includes a range of compact, ruggedized modular products to build a highly secure, reliable, and scalable loT infrastructure. These products are certified to meet harsh environmental standards. They support a variety of communications interfaces, such as Ethernet, serial, fiber, cellular, Wi-Fi, Wi-SUN RF mesh, and others.

The Cisco Industrial Router Portfolio

The complete line of industrial routers includes:

Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers: Rugged routers designed for harsh environments, like those found in the utilities industry. Ideal for integrating multiple applications, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution automation, distributed energy resources (DER), street lighting, and remote workforce automation within a multi-service network.

Cisco 2000 Series Connected Grid Routers: Highly secure, reliable routers for the energy and utilities industries ideal for SCADA monitoring of transmission and distribution systems.

Cisco ASR 903 Aggregation Services Routers: Full-featured, modular, small-footprint, and fully redundant aggregation routers. They offer service flexibility and deliver Layer 2, IP, and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) transport for advanced Layer 2 VPN, Layer 3 VPN, and multicast services.

Cisco 500 Series WPAN Industrial Routers: Wi-SUN RF Mesh ruggedized routers provide unlicensed 915-MHz, ISM-band wireless personal-area network (WPAN) communications that enables IoT applications, including smart metering, distribution automation, street lighting, and remote supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) monitoring.

Cisco 809 Industrial Integrated Services Routers: Very compact cellular (3G and 4G/LTE) industrial routers for remote deployment in various industries. They enable reliable and secure cellular connectivity for remote asset monitoring and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications such as distribution automation, pipeline monitoring, and roadside infrastructure monitoring.

Cisco 819 Integrated Services Routers: Compact, hardened form factor, cellular (3G, WLAN, or 4G options) routers that allow businesses to deploy secure 3G WWAN loT applications, like ATMs, wireless kiosks, digital signage, and more.

Cisco 829 Industrial Integrated Services Routers: Highly ruggedized compact cellular (3G and 4G LTE with GPS and dual SIM) and WLAN (2.4/5GHz) industrial routers supporting for scalable, reliable, and secure management of IoT applications requiring mobile connectivity such as fleet vehicles and mass transit.

The Cisco IR 829 dual LTE offers multipath LTE and/or WAN backhaul for mission-critical IoT initiatives requiring highly secure data delivery, edge application execution and redundant connectivity.

Cisco 910 Industrial Router: Highly adaptable routers that you can easily integrate with third-party solutions to deliver smart city applications, such as environmental monitoring, smart parking, smart metering, and more.

 

Capabilities for Rugged, Industrial Settings

We designed the Cisco industrial routers to withstand harsh operating environments and to offer high-performance, secure connectivity of scale. Key features include:

• Design for industrial applications, including extended environmental, shock, vibration, and surge ratings; a complete set of power input options; convection cooling; and DIN rail, 19-inch rack or wall mounting.

• Advanced security such as Dynamic Multipoint VPN, stateful firewall, and access control lists to provide multi-layered security architecture.

• Diverse modular interfaces (Ethernet, T1/E1, 3G and 4G LTE cellular, asynch/synch, serial, and others) for diverse infrastructure needs.

• Advanced quality-of-service (QoS) capabilities to support mission-critical communications, such as command and control.

• Cisco IOx, an open, extensible environment for executing IoT applications at the network edge.

• Simple management and operation using network management tools such as IoT Field Network Director and Industrial Operations Kit.

 

Info from https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/routers/809-industrial-router/at-a-glance-c45-735008.pdf

 

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Cisco Application Experience/AX Overview

April 27 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Routers, #Cisco Technology - IT News, #IT, #Technology

Extend the role of the router to an application delivery platform with Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 and Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers with Application Experience (AX).

This integrated solution includes Cisco Application Visibility and Control and Cisco Wide Area Application Services.

AX provides application services that:

  • Deliver business applications faster
  • Reduce bandwidth costs and latency by more than 50 percent
  • Simplify IT management

In addition, Cisco AX:

  • Delivers exceptional user experiences by meeting application-specific requirements
  • Helps securely connect users to applications deployed anywhere at scale
  • Provides application-level visibility and control of all passing traffic without probes
  • Validates application response time and network readiness

Cisco AX offers a powerful suite of application services at up to 30 percent lower cost than standalone WAN optimization appliances. It also provides more capabilities, such as:

  • Networkwide visibility to over 1000 applications
  • Granular control on application prioritization and path control
  • Enterprise-class optimization that increases application performance up to 70 percent
  • Industry-leading security services, including VPN and threat defense

With the option to add Cisco UCS E-Series server blades and Cisco Cloud Connectors to Cisco ISR-AX, you can build a complete virtualized application platform in one branch router.

 Cisco ISR-AX is available on Cisco 4451-X, 3900, 2900, and 1900 Series Integrated Services Routers

And Cisco ISR-AX includes:

  • Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), with NBAR2, QoS, and PfR
  • WAN optimization - Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
  • Security, including firewall, IP Security (IPsec) and SSL VPN
  • Cisco Services-Ready Engine (SRE) Modules or Max RAM (optional: UCS E-Series)

 The Cisco ASR1000-AX is available on the ASR 1000 Series and includes:

  • Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC), with NBAR2, QoS, and PfR
  • WAN optimization - Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (vWAAS) and Cisco AppNav
  • Security, including firewall, IP Security (IPsec) and SSL VPN
  • 5 Gbps Performance

Reference from

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/enterprise-networks/application-experience/index.html#~overview

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Embrace Efficiency and Lower Costs with Cisco Digital Building Series

April 26 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall, #IT

Designed for smart buildings and optimized for low-voltage PoE, the new Catalyst Digital Building plenum-rated UPOE fan-less switches combine lighting, air conditioning, security systems, and more on one IP network with seamless security and easy installation and management.

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch Highlights

● 8 fast Ethernet ports and 2 gigabit copper uplink ports, with line-rate forwarding performance

● Universal Power over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE) and Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support with up to 480W of power budget.

● Support for Layer 2 features, optimized for robust connectivity to lighting and other building IoT devices.

● Silent operation due to fanless design, which enhances reliability

● Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch Models and Default Software

The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Switches are available in two switch models. They vary by the output power/port supported by the model. One model supports Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), which guarantees 30W/port of power. The other model supports Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE), which guarantees double the power, 60W/port.

Model

Ethernet Ports

PoE
Output Ports

Available
PoE Power

Uplinks

Default Software

CDB-8U

8 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet UPOE

8

480W

2 x 10/100/1000

LAN Lite

CDB-8P

8 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet PoE+

8

240W

2 x 10/100/1000

LAN Lite

 

Embrace Efficiency and Lower Costs with Cisco Digital Building Series

The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches are industry’s first ever purpose-built switch designed for low-voltage LED lighting and digital building systems. The switch can be used to power devices and applications with Cisco’s perpetual and fast Universal Power over Ethernet (UPOE) technologies, delivering up to 60W/port.

The Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switch offers several benefits that no other competitive switch in the market does:

• Flexible deployment with semiruggedized, plenum-rated, UL-certified fanless features, multiple powering options, and support for mobile apps for easy deployment

• <0.5W power consumption on standby, Uninterrupted power during reboots and rapid power restoration under 5 seconds after power resumption

• High security and reliability with long-lasting 10+ year system life and threat sensing and mitigation when used with Catalyst 3850 upstream switches.

• Functional interoperability with CoAP proxy support, a lightweight protocol for constrained devices: lights, VAV systems, digital signage, sensors, and so on.

 

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Mobility Express Deployment Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points

April 19 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #IT, #Cisco Wireless - Cisco Wireless AP

In a Cisco Mobility Express network, Access Point (AP) running the wireless controller function is designated as the Master AP. The other Access Points which are managed by this Master APare referred as Subordinate APs.

NOTE: In this article, Mobility Express refers to the Cisco 1800 series Access Point which supports the controller functionality. It is referred to as Master AP.

The Master AP has two roles:

1. It functions and operates as a wireless LAN controller to manage and control the Subordinate APs. The Subordinate APs operates as lightweight access points to serve clients.

2. Master AP operates as an Access Point to serve clients

Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points

Access Points which support the Mobility Express controller function capability are listed in the following table:

Table3: Access Points supporting Mobility Access (Master APs)

Access Points supported as Master AP

Supported Model Numbers

Cisco Aironet 1850 Series

• AIR-AP1852I-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1852E-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1852I-x-K9C

• AIR-AP1852E-x-K9C

Cisco Aironet 1830 Series

• AIR-AP1832I-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1832I-x-K9C

NOTE:

1. The model numbers that contain-UX support the universal regulatory domain.

2. The model numbers that contain -x- is a placeholder for the actual letter indicating the model's regulatory domain.

The Access Points which operate as subordinate APs are listed in the following table:

Table 4: Access Points supported as Subordinates

Access Points supported as Subordinate APs

Supported Model Numbers

Cisco Aironet 700i Series

• AIR-CAP702I- x-K9

Cisco Aironet 700w Series

• AIR-CAP702W- x-K9

Cisco Aironet 1600 Series

• AIR-CAP1602I-x-K9

• AIR-CAP1602E-x-K9

Cisco Aironet 1700 Series

• AIR-CAP1702I- x-K9

Cisco Aironet 1800 Series

• AIR-AP1832I-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1832I-x-K9C

• AIR-AP1852I-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1852E-UXK9C

• AIR-AP1852I-x-K9C

• AIR-AP1852E-x-K9C

Cisco Aironet 2600 Series

• AIR-CAP2602I-x-K9

• AIR-CAP2602E-x-K9

Cisco Aironet 2700 Series

• AIR-CAP2702I-x-K9

• AIR-CAP2702E-x-K9

Cisco Aironet 3600 Series

• AIR-CAP3602I-x-K9

• AIR-CAP3602E-x-K9

Cisco Aironet 3700 Series

• AIR-CAP3702I-x-K9

• AIR-CAP3702E-x-K9

Reference from  

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/wireless/controller/technotes/8-2/b_Mobility_Express_Deployment_guide.pdf

How to Deploy Your Mobility Express?

In three easy steps, set up an enterprise-class WLAN in a small or medium-sized business. Or get industry-leading functionality, including guest access and RF parameter optimization, with our advanced settings. The choice is yours.

  1. Set up: Wirelessly connect to the Aironet 802.11ac Wave 2 access point using any laptop, smartphone, or tablet.
  2. Configure: From a web browser or Cisco wireless app, use the setup wizard to enable multiple APs simultaneously.
  3. Operate: Wirelessly access the management dashboard to operate, monitor, and troubleshoot your network.

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The Main Differences between the AP 2800 and AP 3800 Access Points

April 18 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Wireless - Cisco Wireless AP, #IT

The Cisco 2800 and 3800 Series Access Points target customers requiring support for mission-critical and best in class applications.

The 2800/3800 embodies ClientLink 4.0, an innovative antenna technology comprising four transmit radios and four receive radios called 4x4 in a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) configuration and supporting three spatial streams (3SS), together referenced as 4x4:3. Using this type of antenna system along with additional Modulation Coding Scheme (MCS) rates supporting up to 256 QAM and up to 160 MHz channel bonding, rates of up to 5 Gbps can be supported.

ClientLink 4.0 uses these features along with an additional antenna (N+1) to allow for beam-forming for all 802.11a/g/n/ac and now ac Wave-2 clients including those supporting 3 spatial streams.

Multigigabit Ethernet

MultiGigabit Ethernet, also known as MGig or NBaseT, provides multiple gigabit uplink speeds of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps in addition to 100-Mbps and 1-Gbps speeds. All speeds are supported on Category 5e cabling for an industry first, as well as 10GBASE-T cabling. This is huge achievement which can result in significant cost savings for large campus network. No longer are you constrained to 1Gbps, nor do you have to worry about running new cabling in order to support the new speeds.

Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit technology solves these challenges on their newer Catalyst 3850, 4500E and 3560-CX switches, with the 3800 Series access point taking full advantage of the single-wire MGig connection. This is an incredibly important consideration for 802.11ac Wave 2 implementations, and should be reviewed before any deployment.

Peter Jones, Principle Engineer with Cisco and NBASE-T Alliance chair, gave an impressive presentation at TFDX earlier this year, detailing the technical achievements engineered to overcome this obstacle of capacity.

https://vimeo.com/155547160

Expansion Module Slot

The 3800 Series AP sports a module port for future expandability. Physical modules can be fitted for value-adds like advanced security or hyperlocation technologies.

Reference from

https://overlaid.net/2016/04/21/802-11ac-wave-2-mgig-and-ciscos-2800-3800-series-access-points/

 

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EoS and EoL Announcement for the Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches (Select Models)

March 29 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Cisco Technology - IT News, #Networking, #Cisco News

Cisco announced the end-of-sale Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches (Select Models). The last day to order the affected product(s) is May 31, 2017. Customers will continue to receive phone support from the Cisco Small Business Support Center (SBSC) as shown in Table1 of the EoL bulletin.

  • Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).
  • Table2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active product warranties, support will be available as stated in the product warranty terms and conditions.

Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco Small Business 300 Series Managed Switches (Select Models)

Milestone

Definition

Date

End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public.

March 1, 2017

End-of-Sale Date:
HW

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

May 31, 2017

End of Phone Support:
HW

The last date to receive phone support as part of the product warranty. After this date, all phone support services for the product are available with additional charges or support fees. In some cases, support may not be available.

May 31, 2018

Last Ship Date:
HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

August 29, 2017

End of SW Maintenance Releases Date:
HW

The last date that Cisco Engineering may release any final software maintenance releases or bug fixes. After this date, Cisco Engineering will no longer develop, repair, maintain, or test the product software.

May 31, 2018

Last Date of Support:
HW

The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete**. Warranty duration is based on product ship dates; refer to warranty terms and conditions for details.

May 31, 2022

HW=Hardware OS SW=Operating System Software App. SW=Application Software

Table2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description

Additional Information

SF300-24MP-K9-AU

SF300-24MP 24-port 10/100 Max PoE Managed Switch

SG300-28MP-K9-AU

SG300-28MP 28-port Gigabit Max-PoE Managed Switch

-

SF300-24MP-K9-CN

SF300-24MP 24-port 10/100 Max PoE Managed Switch

SG300-28MP-K9-CN

SG300-28MP 28-port Gigabit Max-PoE Managed Switch

-

SF302-08MPP-K9-AU

SF302-08MPP 8-port 10/100 Max PoE+ Managed Switch

SG300-10MPP-K9-AU

SG300-10MPP 10-port Gigabit Max PoE+ Managed Switch

-

SG300-28SFP-K9-CN

SG300-28SFP 28-port Gigabit SFP Managed Switch

SG550XG-24F-K9-CN

Cisco SG550XG-24F 24-Port 10G SFP+ Stackable Managed Switch

-

SRW208-K9-AU

SF 300-08 8-port 10/100 Managed Switch

SRW2008-K9-AU

SG300-10 10-port Gigabit Managed Switch

-

SRW208G-K9-JP

SF 302-08 8-port 10/100 Managed Switch with Gigabit Uplinks

SRW2008-K9-JP

SG 300-10 10-port Gigabit Managed Switch

-

SRW248G4-K9-AU

SF 300-48 48-port 10/100 Managed Switch with Gigabit Uplinks

SF350-48-K9-AU

Cisco SF350-48 48-port 10/100 Managed Switch

-

Product Migration Options: Service prices for Cisco products are subject to change after the product End-of-Sale date. The Cisco Takeback and Recycle program helps businesses properly dispose of surplus products that have reached their end of useful life. The program is open to all business users of Cisco equipment and its associated brands and subsidiaries. For more information, go to: http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac227/ac228/ac231/about_cisco_takeback_recycling.html.

 

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_end-of-life_policy.html.

**For more information about the Cisco Product Warranties, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/prod_warranties_listing.html.

To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to:

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/support/notifications.html.

EoL and EoS News from

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/small-business-300-series-managed-switches/eos-eol-notice-c51-738667.html

More Cisco EoL and EoS News you can read here:

http://blog.router-switch.com/category/news/eol-eos/

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