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Cisco AON: A Network Embedded Intelligent Message Routing System

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PRODUCT BULLETIN NO. 2886

Cisco Systems® announces its new Application-Oriented Network (AON) technology. Cisco Application Oriented Network technology (AON) is the foundation for a new class of network-embedded products and solutions that help converge intelligent networks with application infrastructure based on either service oriented or traditional architectures. Cisco AON technology allows application message-level intelligence into the network to better meet the underlying needs of applications for real-time visibility, security, event-based messaging, optimized delivery, and other core integration and deployment services.

Cisco AON natively understands the content and context of application messages, such as purchase orders or stock trades, and conducts operations on those messages in transit according to business policies. Cisco AON technology delivers this breakthrough level of application intelligence to extend the Cisco vision for a more intelligent network for application services technologies and offer an unsurpassed level of insight for real-time business decision making.
Cisco AON technology complements existing networking and application technologies by providing a set of enhanced visibility, security, messaging, and optimization services that help both IT and business users obtain a greater degree of awareness regarding information flowing within the network. These services help to:

Enable disparate applications to communicate by routing application messages to the appropriate destination, in the format expected by that destination

Enforce consistent security policies for application access and information exchange

Provide visibility of information flow, including the monitoring and filtering of messages for both business and infrastructure purposes

Enhance application optimization by providing application-level load balancing, offloading security and Extensible Markup Language (XML) operations, and offering caching and compression services at the application message level

Cisco AON provides this enhanced and adaptive level of application intelligence primarily by working at the message level rather than at the packet level. Typically, Cisco AON inspects the full message, including the content as well as all headers. Cisco AON also understands and enhances the delivery of popular application-level protocols such as HTTP, Java Messaging Service (JMS), and other standards.
Cisco AON is currently available in two products that integrate into Cisco switches and routers:

• Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series AON module, which is primarily deployed in an enterprise core or in data centers

• Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 series AON module, which is primarily deployed at branch offices

In addition, the following tools are available to manage and configure Cisco AON:

Cisco AON Development Studio (ADS)-Cisco ADS is used to create Policy Execution Plans, which represent a set of operations ("bladelets") applied to application messages

Cisco AON Management Console (AMC)-Cisco AMC provides centralized control for configuration, certificate management, and lifecycle management of a distributed Cisco AON network

Table 1 indicates which hardware and software are compatible with Cisco AON.

Table 1. Cisco AON Hardware and Software Compatibility

 

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Chassis

Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series Routers

Hardware Models Supported

WS-C6503-E,WS-6506-E, WS-6509-E,WS-C6509,WS-C6506,WS-6503, WS-6513,WS-C6509-NEB-A

Cisco 2610XM, 2611XM, 2620XM, 2650XM, 2651XM, 2691XM, 2811, 2821, 2851, 3725, 3745, 3825, 3845

Cisco IOS ® Software Supported
• Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)SXE1 for Supervisor Engine 720 (Native mode)
• Cisco Catalyst Operating System 8.4(2a) and Cisco IOS Release 12.1(23)E3 for Supervisor Engine 2, MSFC2 (Hybrid mode)

Cisco IOS Release 12.3(14)T1

Cisco AON Software Supported

Cisco AON Software v1.0 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

Cisco AON Software 1.0 for Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 series routers

Table 2. AON Supported Standards

Feature

Description

Transport Protocols

HTTP, HTTPS, JMS, Tibco EMS, Websphere MQ

Database

Oracle 9i (9.2), Sybase 12.5.1

Security

DES, 3DES, AES, RSAv1.5, SHA-1, PKCS#12, SSL3.0, TLS 1.0,

Management

SNMP v2, CLI

XML Processing

XML encryption, XML Digital Signatures, Schema Validation, XSLT 1.0, SOAP 1.1, 1.2, XPath 1.0

AVAILABILITY

Customers who want to purchase Cisco AON modules may place an order by calling a Cisco customer service representative starting June 21, 2005.

ORDERING INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMERS IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE

Table 3. Ordering Information for Cisco AON Modules

Part Number

Description

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

WS-SVC-AON-1-K9

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module, embedded planning, design, and implementation (PDI) services

WS-SVC-AON-1-K9=

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module, embedded PDI services (spare)

SC-SVC-AON-1.0-K9

Cisco AON Software v1.0 for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module

Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series

NM-AON-K9

Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module, embedded planning, design, and implementation (PDI) services

NM-AON-K9=

Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series Application-Oriented Networking Module, embedded PDI Services (spare)

SF-AON-1.0-K9

Cisco AON Software v1.0 for Cisco 2600/2800/3700/3800 Series AON Module

Product Part Numbers Common to All Cisco AON Form Factors

AON-AMC-1.0

Cisco AON Management Console v1.0

AON-ADS-1.0

Cisco AON Development Studio v1.0

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Cisco AON modules, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/aon or contact your local Cisco account representative.
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Addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers are listed onthe Cisco Website at www.cisco.com/go/offices.Argentina · Australia · Austria · Belgium · Brazil · Bulgaria · Canada · Chile · China PRC · Colombia · Costa Rica · Croatia · Cyprus Czech Republic · Denmark · Dubai, UAE · Finland · France · Germany · Greece · Hong Kong SAR · Hungary · India · Indonesia · Ireland · Israel Italy · Japan · Korea · Luxembourg · Malaysia · Mexico · The Netherlands · New Zealand · Norway · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal Puerto Rico · Romania · Russia · Saudi Arabia · Scotland · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · South Africa · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland · Taiwan Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom · United States · Venezuela · Vietnam · ZimbabweCopyright  2005 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. CCSP, CCVP, the Cisco Square Bridge logo, Follow Me Browsing, and StackWise are trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Changing the Way We Work, Live, Play, and Learn, and iQuick Study are service marks of Cisco Systems, Inc.; and Access Registrar, Aironet, ASIST, BPX, Catalyst, CCDA, CCDP, CCIE, CCIP, CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert logo, Cisco IOS, Cisco Press, Cisco Systems, Cisco Systems Capital, the Cisco Systems logo, Cisco Unity, Empowering the Internet Generation, Enterprise/Solver, EtherChannel, EtherFast, EtherSwitch, Fast Step, FormShare, GigaDrive, GigaStack, HomeLink, Internet Quotient, IOS, IP/TV, iQ Expertise, the iQ logo, iQ Net Readiness Scorecard, LightStream, Linksys, MeetingPlace, MGX, the Networkers logo, Networking Academy, Network Registrar, Packet, PIX, Post-Routing, Pre-Routing, ProConnect, RateMUX, ScriptShare, SlideCast, SMARTnet, StrataView Plus, TeleRouter, The Fastest Way to Increase Your Internet Quotient, and TransPath are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Website are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company. (0502R) 	204183.H_ETMG_RT_6.05Printed in the USA