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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 FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances—3-Year Subscriptions

March 17 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco News, #IT, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Cisco announced the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances–3-Year Subscriptions. The last day to order the affected product(s) is October 3, 2015. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table1 of the EoL bulletin.

  1. Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).
  2. Table2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement. For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers' service contract.

Table1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco FirePOWER 8200 Series Appliances—3-Year Subscriptions

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.

April 4, 2015

End-of-Sale Date

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

October 3, 2015

Last Ship Date:
License

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

January 1, 2016

End of Signature Release Date

The date after which there will be no more signature update releases for Firepower 8200 Series Appliances.

October 3, 2018

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

FP8250-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8250 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8250-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8250 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8260 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8260-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8260 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8270 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8270-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8270 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-AMP-3Y

Cisco AMP for FirePOWER 8290 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TA-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS and Apps 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAM-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps and AMP 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-TAMC-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 IPS, Apps, AMP and URL 3YR Service Subs

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

FP8290-URL-3Y

Cisco FirePOWER 8290 URL Filtering 3YR Service Subscription

See the Product Migration Options section below for detailed information on replacing this product.

-

-

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco FirePOWER 8300 Series Appliances and appropriate subscriptions for new purchases. One-year subscriptions will remain available for renewals for existing 8200 Series deployments beyond the appliance end-of-sale period.

Information about the Cisco FirePOWER 8000 Series can be found at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/security/firepower-8000-series-appliances/literature.html.

Reference from http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/firepower-8000-series-appliances/eos-eol-notice-c51-734291.html

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Migration Options-ASA 5555-X, ASA 5525-X & ASA 5515-X

March 8 2017 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #IT, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall

Product Migration Options-ASA 5550 to ASA 5555-X, ASA 5520 to ASA 5525-X, ASA 5510 to ASA 5515-X

Most of Cisco ASA 5500 Models have been announced end-of-life and end-of-sale, such as the ASA 5505, ASA 5510, ASA 5520, ASA 5540, and ASA 5550. Cisco ASA users and customers are encouraged to migrate to the newer Cisco ASA 5500-X Series of next-generation firewalls (NGFW), which includes the ASA 5512-X, ASA 5515-X, ASA 5525-X, ASA 5545-X, ASA 5555-X and so forth.

 

In the following tables we will share the main Product Comparisons of ASA 5500 Models and the new ASA 5500-X models, which include the ASA 5550 and ASA 5555-X, ASA 5520 and ASA 5525-X, ASA 5510 and ASA 5515-X

ASA 5550 vs. ASA 5555-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5550 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5555-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

No

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Service

No

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

1.2 Gbps

4 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

Not Applicable

1.3 Gbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

425 Mbps

700 Mbps

Connections (Max)

600,000

1,000,000

Connections Per Second

33,000

50,000

Integrated I/O

8 GE Copper and 1 FE

8 GE Copper + Dedicated GE Copper Management Port

Expansion I/O

Not Available

6-port GE Copper, or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single Core

Multiple Cores

Memory

4 GB

16 GB

Dual Power Supplies

No

Yes

IPS Accelerator hardware

No

In-built hardware accelerator for both default and custom signatures

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

ASA 5540 to Cisco ASA 5545-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5540 Adaptive Security Appliances

Cisco ASA 5545-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Card Module

Available

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

650 Mbps

3 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

650 Mbps

900 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

325 Mbps

400 Mbps

Connections (Max)

400,000

750,000

Connections Per Second

25,000

30,000

Dual Power Supplies

No

Yes

Integrated I/O

4GE Cu + 1FE

6GE Cu

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Cu or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Cu or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single-core

Multiple cores

Memory

2GB

12GB

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

Migration Options-ASA 5520 to ASA 5525-X

The Cisco ASA 5525-X offers increased throughput, better interface density, and the ability to run services like IPS, AVC (Application Visibility and Control), WSE (Web Security Essentials), etc., without requiring a separate hardware module. Additionally, the ASA 5525-X includes a hardware chip to speed up IPS signature execution (for both default and custom signatures).

Refer to the table below for a detailed comparison between the ASA 5520 and ASA 5525-X. Customers can also upgrade to the Cisco ASA 5545-X, which provides the option of dual power supplies in addition to better performance and scaling.

Product Comparisons-ASA 5520 vs. ASA 5525-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5520 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5525-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Card Module

Yes

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

450 Mbps

2 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

450 Mbps

600 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

225 Mbps

300 Mbps

Connections (Max)

280,000

500,000

Connections Per Second

12,000

20,000

Integrated I/O

4 GE Copper + 1 FE

8 GE Copper

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Cu or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Copper or 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single Core

Multiple Cores

Memory

2 GB

8 GB

IPS Accelerator hardware

No. All signatures run on IPS Security Module CPU.

In-built hardware accelerator for both default and custom signatures

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

 

Migration Options-ASA 5510 to ASA 5515-X

The Cisco ASA 5512-X and ASA 5515-X offer increased throughput, better interface density, and the ability to run services like IPS, AVC (Application Visibility and Control), WSE (Web Security Essentials), etc., without requiring a separate hardware module. Customers can choose the ASA 5512-X if they do not want high availability, which comes as a default option on the ASA 5515-X.

Note that there is a license on the ASA 5512-X that enables high availability, should that be required later.

Product Comparisons: ASA 5510 vs. ASA 5515-X

Feature

Cisco ASA 5510 Adaptive Security Appliance

Cisco ASA 5515-X Adaptive Security Appliance

Next-Generation Firewall

No

Yes

Application Visibility and Control Service

No

Yes

Web Security Service

No

Yes

IPS Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Yes (Does not require separate hardware module)

Content Security Service

Yes (Requires separate Hardware module)

Similar functionality available through Cloud Web Security (formerly known as ScanSafe)

Firewall Throughput (Max)

300 Mbps

1.2 Gbps

IPS Throughput (Max)

300 Mbps

400 Mbps

VPN Throughput (Max)

170 Mbps

250 Mbps

Connections (Max)

100,000

250,000

Connections Per Second

9,000

15,000

Integrated I/O

2GE Copper and 3FE

6 GE Copper

Expansion I/O

4-port GE Copper, or 4-port GE SFP

6-port GE Copper 6-port GE SFP

CPU

Single core

Multiple cores

Memory

1 GB

8 GB

Hardware support for 2048-bit certificates

No

Yes

USB thumb drive support

No

Yes (can be used to store logs and configuration files)

 

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Introducing Cisco Software-Defined Storage Solutions

November 23 2016 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco & Cisco Network, #Technology, #IT, #Data Center

Today the Storage plays a more and more important role in the data center: from storing email messages and documents to saving business-critical information, intellectual property, and transaction detail. As businesses continue to become more connected, the old ways of storing and archiving data are changing to accommodate growing amounts of data and demand for anytime, anywhere access to information.

Historically, IT organizations transitioned from systems with individual disk drives to storage arrays that allowed disk drives to be grouped together to form a larger area of capacity. When fast and easy access to more capacity was needed, storage area networks (SANs) and network attached storage (NAS) emerged to deliver capacity over the network. More recently, integrated systems and hyper-converged infrastructure have been added to networks to simplify resource acquisition and deployment and facilitate easy scaling. As companies try to balance storage access, performance, and cost, software-defined storage is becoming more popular, taking this evolution a step farther.

Software-defined storage is the next phase of server virtualization technology, moving beyond virtual machines to virtual data stores. It combines industry-standard x86-architecture servers that are optimized for direct-attached storage (DAS) with a distributed software abstraction layer. This intelligent software transforms systems into a single, logical pool of cost-effective, scale-out storage resources that are easily integrated and managed within your data center.

Cisco Solutions for Software-Defined Storage

Our solutions provide the storage flexibility you need to support growing amounts of data and deliver fast access to information and innovation. You can choose from a variety of systems and expansion cards according to the capacity and performance needs of your users and applications. Our modular approach lets you:

• Reduce risk and complexity: You need confidence that your software-defined infrastructure will work right the first time. Cisco’s collaboration and validation with a large partner ecosystem of software vendors gives you a choice of proven solutions and reference architectures while helping your IT staff integrate storage innovation with your IT processes and business applications at low risk. As a result, you can easily procure the solution you need and accelerate implementation and deployment.

Cisco Solutions Deliver the Foundation for Software-Defined Storage Deployments

Target Environments

  • File, block, and object storage
  • Email servers
  • Collaboration environments
  • Video surveillance archiving
  • Content distribution networks
  • Data protection solutions
  • Private cloud storage

• Gain versatility: The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) portfolio offers a variety of server options for rightsizing your software-defined storage deployments. You can deploy Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers to support many common storage scenarios, and use Cisco UCS S-Series Storage Servers when you need highly scalable and available storage infrastructure (Figure 1).

• Scale on demand: You can scale the storage capacity, performance, and protocols used in your software-defined storage infrastructure at your pace and with a smaller increment of scale than with traditional large-scale storage solutions. With the flexibility to choose what to scale and when to scale it, you can start with a small configuration and expand to petabytes of capacity, and you can distribute I/O operations among servers to accelerate I/O operations.

• Improve the efficiency of your IT operations: Cisco UCS Manager provides the automation you need to be efficient. Role- and policybased management makes it easy to deploy terabytes to petabytes of storage capacity in minutes. Cisco UCS service profiles and storage profiles extend these capabilities, allowing you to specify the ways that servers and disk drives should be identified, configured, connected, and used. You can configure hundreds of storage servers as easily as you can configure one, in a repeatable manner.

• Reduce vendor lock-in: Whether you need to support a remote or branch office or a large enterprise data center, our broad ecosystem of partners offers what you need. We work together to test, validate, and document joint solutions so that you can get your softwaredefined storage solutions up and running quickly and with confidence.

Next Steps Call your Cisco sales representative or authorized partner to find out how Cisco UCS solutions can help you create the best software-defined storage solution for your business and applications.

From https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/solutions/collateral/data-center-virtualization/software-defined-storage-solutions/software-defined-solution.pdf

 

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6900 Series 40 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module for Cisco 6500 Series

March 3 2015 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #IT, #Technology

Do you know something about the Cisco Catalyst 6900 Series 40 Gigabit Ethernet Interface Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches? Such as Cisco WS-X6904-40G-2T.

The module is designed to meet the increasing demand for aggregation of 10 Gigabit Ethernet on campus and data center, as well as for high-density 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40 Gigabit Ethernet transport in the core.

Each port can accept a 40 Gigabit Ethernet C Form-Factor Pluggable (CFP) optics module or be converted to four ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet with a FourX adapter, enabling customers to deploy 10 Gigabit Ethernet to meet current needs and be ready to transition to 40 Gigabit Ethernet without any disruption. The module can also be used in mixed mode, where one side of the card uses two CFP modules for 2 times 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports and the other side uses two FourX adapters for 8 times 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The Cisco Catalyst 6900 Series 4-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Module is compatible only with Cisco Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine 2T.

Cisco Catalyst 6900 Series 4-port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Module can operate in a number of modes. Performance mode enables 80 Gigabit Ethernet performance by using two ports without oversubscription. In Oversubscribed mode, the module uses four ports with 2:1 oversubscription.

The 4-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Module provides up to 44 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber ports in a single Cisco Catalyst 6513-E chassis and 88 x 40 Gigabit Ethernet ports in a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Virtual Switching System (VSS) 4T. The module has two 40-Gbps connections (for a total of 80 Gbps) to the 2-Tbps switch fabric of the Cisco Catalyst Supervisor Engine 2T, providing 2:1 oversubscription when all four ports of 40 Gigabit Ethernet or 16 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports are active.

Cisco Catalyst 6904 modules support two types of CFP optics: CFP-40G-LR4 and CFP-40G-SR4, providing operational distances of up to 10-km over single-mode fiber and 100m over OM3 multimode fiber, respectively. FourX adapters support a variety of Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) optics

Pluggable Optics for Cisco Catalyst 6900 Series 4-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Module

CFP Part Number

Transceiver Type

Wavelength

IEEE Standard

Maximum Distance and Cable Type[1]

CFP-40G-SR4

40GBASE-SR4

850 nm

IEEE 802.3ba

100m over OM3 multi-mode fiber, MPO connector

CFP-40G-LR4

40GBASE-LR4

1310 nm

IEEE 802.3ba

10 km over single-mode fiber, SC duplex connector

CVR-CFP-4SFP10G

FourX coverter to convert each 40GE port into 4 10GE SFP+ ports

 

 

 

For up-to-date information about the end-of-life and end-of-sale status of Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch compatible transceivers, visit: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/prod_eol_notices_list.html.

Each of the 40/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports supports Cisco TrustSec technology and IEEE 802.1ae (MACsec) encryption. The 40/10 Gigabit Ethernet ports also support Security Group Access Control Lists (SGACL), also known as Role-Based Access Control Lists (RBACL), and both Layer 2 and Layer 3 Security Group Tagging (SGT) functionality.

 

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