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Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers

Cisco EtherSwitch 4- and 9-Port High-Speed WAN Interface Cards

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Product Overview

The 4- and 9-port Cisco® EtherSwitch® 10/100 high-speed WAN interface cards (HWICs) supported onthe Cisco 1800 (modular)/1941, Cisco 2800/2900, and Cisco 3800/3900 series integrated services routers offer small-to-large-size businesses and enterprise branch office customers the option to integrate switching and routing in one device. This combination offers ease of configuration, deployment, and management while using the powerful characteristics of Cisco routing and Cisco Catalyst® switching features.

The modular 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs provide line-rate Layer 2 switching across Ethernet ports using Cisco IOS® Catalyst Software. The 4-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC has four 10/100 switched Ethernet ports, with options for inline power support on all four ports. The 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC has nine 10/100 switched Ethernet ports, with options for inline power support on 8 of the 9 ports. The ninth port does not support inline power but can be used as a regular switch port for trunking and other normal data applications. Features such as port autosensing, quality of service (QoS), VLAN support from 802.1P and 802.1Q standards, and 802.1D spanning tree protocols are standard on the Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC. The Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs are available in standard 4- or 9-port 10/100BASE-TX switch HWIC and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) configurations. The PoE configurations consist of a 4- or 9-port 10/100BASE-TX switch and a 4- or 8-port inline power module daughter card. The power module daughter card houses a power controller for detecting, classifying, and enabling power on 802.3af-compliant powered devices attached to the HWICs. The inline powered version of the Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC can power Cisco IP phones, Cisco wireless access points, or any other IEEE 802.3af-compliant device. The optional inline power support on the 4- and 9-port HWICs on the Cisco 2800/2900 and Cisco 3800/3900 series of integrated services routers requires the use of a field-replaceable inline power supply. (Refer to Figure 1.)

Figure 1. 9- and 4-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs


Cisco Etherswitch HWIC Summary

Table 1 gives the product numbers for the 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs.

Table 1. Product Numbers for 4- and 9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs

Product Number

Description

HWIC-4ESW

4-port Cisco EtherSwitch 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX autosensing HWIC

HWIC-4ESW-POE*

4-port Cisco EtherSwitch 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX autosensing HWIC with power daughter card

HWIC-D-9ESW

9-port Cisco EtherSwitch 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX autosensing HWIC

HWIC-D-9ESW-POE**

9-port Cisco EtherSwitch 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX autosensing HWIC with power daughter card

Table 2 gives the power supply options for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers to support inline power on the
4- and 9-port HWICs.

Table 2. Power Supply Product Numbers

Product Number

Description

PWR-2801-AC-IP=

Cisco 2801 AC inline power supply

PWR-2811-AC-IP=

Cisco 2811 AC inline power supply

PWR-2821-51-AC-IP=

Cisco 2821 and Cisco 2851 AC inline power supply

PWR-3825-AC-IP=

Cisco 3825 AC-IP power supply

PWR-3845-AC-IP=

Cisco 3845 AC-IP power supply

PWR-1941-POE=

Cisco 1941 POE Power Supply

PWR-2901-POE=

Cisco 2901 POE Power Supply

PWR-2911-POE=

Cisco 2911 POE Power Supply

PWR-2921-51-POE=

Cisco 2921 and 2951 POE Power Supply

PWR-3900-POE=

Cisco 3900 POE Power Supply

Platform Support

Table 3 lists the supported platforms for the 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs.

Table 3. Supported Platforms for 4- and 9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs

Chassis

4-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC

9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC

Internal Inline Power Supply (optional)

Cisco 1841

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

No

No

Cisco 2801

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2811

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2821

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2851

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 3825

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 3845

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 1941

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Yes

Cisco 2901

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2911

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2921

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 2951

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 3925

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Cisco 3945

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes, 2 HWICs per router

Yes

Applications

Small Branch Data Only

Figure 2 shows an example of a deployment for a small-to-large enterprise branch office.

Figure 2. Typical Data-Only Deployment for a Small-to-Large Enterprise Branch Office

A Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC in an enterprise branch data deployment scenario provides the flexibility of integrated routing and switching functions in one unit for low port densities. This deployment provides high-speed connections between individual desktops, servers, and other network resources in a single unit for Layer 2 and allows WAN connection at Layer 3 through the router.

Figure 3 shows an example of a typical converged deployment for a small-to-large enterprise branch office with IPphones.

Figure 3. Typical Converged Deployment for a Small-to-Large Enterprise Branch Office with IP Phones


The 4- or 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs when combined with analog or digital voice modules for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers provide a small-to-large enterprise branch office infrastructure for IP telephony deployments. This solution can be combined with Cisco CallManager Express IP Telephony or the Cisco IOS Software Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) solution. SRST runs on the local branch office router, allowing it to automatically detect a failure in the network, and initiates a process to intelligently autoconfigure the router to provide call-processing backup redundancy for the IP phones in that office. In the case of a Cisco CallManager Express deployment, call-processing features are offered on the branch router without a centralized call manager.

The Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC with the optional internal chassis provides IP phone power and phone discovery for IP phones. In addition, the Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC supports separate VLAN configuration for IP phones. The auxiliary VLAN feature allows network administrators to segment phones into separate logical networks, even though the data and voice infrastructures are physically the same. The phone discovery feature allows the Cisco 4- and 9-port EtherSwitch HWICs (product numbers HWIC-4ESW-POE or HWIC-D-9ESW-POE) to automatically detect the presence of an IP phone and supply inline power.

Features and Benefits

Table 4 gives the architecture, features, and benefits of the Cisco 4- and 9-port HWICs.

Table 4. Architecture, Features, and Benefits of 4- and 9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs

Feature

Benefit

4 or 9 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ports

These ports deliver up to 200 Mbps of aggregate bandwidth (full duplex) for forwarding Layer 2 traffic on each port.

Autosensing, Autonegotiation, and Auto-MDIX (Automatic Media-Dependant Interface Crossed Over)

The Autosensing feature allows the switch to detect the speed of the attached device and automatically configure the port for 10- or 100-Mbps operation.
The Autonegotiation feature allows the switch to automatically select half- or full-duplex transmission mode to optimize bandwidth on all the ports of the HWIC
The Auto-MDIX feature allows the switch to automatically detect cable type (straight through vs. crossover) between the attached Ethernet device and switch line pairs.

Integrated Switching

Integrated switching provides fewer points of management for remote and small branch offices.

802.1P QoS (Traffic Prioritization)

This feature provides support for QoS based on the IEEE class of service (CoS) and port-based prioritization, allowing the switch to change the CoS settings of tagged packets on a per-port basis.

802.1Q Trunking

This feature allows the setup of separate VLANs with tagged and untagged framing; trunking is used to save ports when creating a link between two devices implementing VLANs; VLANs allow segmentation of the LAN.

802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol

This Layer 2 link-management protocol provides path redundancy while preventing undesirable loops in the network; it simplifies network configuration and improves fault tolerance.

Voice VLAN (VVLAN)

VVLANs help enable Cisco IP phones to place voice and data in their own separate VLANs. The HWIC switch port is manually configured as a trunk port to support voice and data VLANs on the same port. The switch then uses Cisco Discovery to dynamically configure the Cisco IP phones.

802.1x Authentication

This client-server-based access control and authentication protocol restricts unauthorized devices from connecting to a LAN through publicly accessible ports.

PoE (Option)

Cisco EtherSwitch technology with the appropriate inline power module and internal power supply can power Cisco IP phones and wireless access points. Support is provided for both IEEE 802.3af PoE and Cisco prestandard inline powered devices. The ninth port of the 9-port HWIC (part number HWIC-D-9ESW-POE) cannot be used for PoE applications. The PoE option is not available on the Cisco 1841 router.

Multicast Management Support

This feature offers Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) snooping in hardware for management support.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management

SNMP allows management of the MIB through a MIB browser.

Cisco IOS Software Command-Line Interface (CLI)

This feature provides configuration through the Cisco IOS Software CLI and provides a common user interface for all the router functions.

CiscoWorks Support

CiscoWorks network management software helps enable manageability on a per-port and per-switch basis, providing a common management interface for Cisco routers, switches, and hubs.
SNMPv1, v2, and v3 (noncryptographic) and Telnet interface support delivers comprehensive in-band management, and a CLI management console provides detailed out-of-band management.
Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2 help enable a CiscoWorks network management station to automatically discover the switch in a network topology.
Support is provided by the CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution.

Cisco Discovery Protocol Versions 1 and 2

This protocol enables a CiscoWorks network management station to automatically discover the switch in a network topology.

VLAN Trunking Protocols (Client, Server, and Transparent Modes)

The Cisco Virtual Lan Trunking Protocol (VTP) supports dynamic VLAN configuration across Cisco switches.

Cisco Secure Router and Device Manager (SDM)-Based Configuration and Device Management

This feature simplifies initial configuration of a switch through a Web browser, eliminating the need for more complex terminal emulation programs and CLI knowledge.
Cisco SDM reduces the cost of deployment by helping less-skilled personnel set up switches quickly and simply.

Status LEDs

Two LEDs per port provide convenient visual indication of the switch port and inline power status.

Summary and Conclusion

The 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs (part numbers HWIC-4ESW and HWIC-D-9ESW) are managed 10/100BASE-T Layer 2 switches in a HWIC form factor for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers. The 4-port HWIC comes in a single-wide form factor, and the 9-port HWIC in a double-wide form factor. The switch supports the IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol and can be used to connect up to 4 or 9 LANs with up to 15 IEEE 802.1Q-based VLANs (802.1Q). Note: Both HWICs-the 4- and 9-port HWICs-support up to 15 VLANs. They also can be optionally configured to provide 4 or 8 ports of inline power for 802.3af- or Cisco PoE-capable devices. The PoE support is not available on the Cisco 1841 router.

Specifications

Table 5 gives product specifications of the 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs.

Table 5. Product Specifications of 4- and 9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs (HWIC-4ESW, HWIC-4ESW-POE, HWIC-D9ESW, and HWIC-D-9ESW-POE)

Feature

Benefit

Target Applications

Data, voice, and video

Supported Router Platforms

Cisco 1800 (modular), Cisco 2800, and Cisco 3800 series integrated services routers:
Cisco 1841 (supports HWIC-4ESW only; no PoE support)
Cisco 2801
Cisco 2811
Cisco 2821
Cisco 2851
Cisco 3825
Cisco 3845
Cisco 1941
Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
Cisco 3925
Cisco 3945

Form Factor

HWIC-4ESW = Single-wide HWIC form factor
HWIC-D-9ESW = Double-wide HWIC form factor

Dimensions (W x D x H)

HWIC-4ESW = 3.08 x 4.74 x 0.76 in.
HWIC-D-9ESW = 6.20 x 4.74 x 0.76 in.

Weight

HWIC-4ESW = 79 grams (0.17 lb)
HWIC-4ESW-POE = 108 grams (0.24 lb)
HWIC-D-9ESW = 149 grams (0.33 lb)
HWIC-D-9ESW-POE = 196 grams (0.43 lb)

Standards

IEEE Protocols

Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T
Fast Ethernet: IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX
IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree Protocol
IEEE 802.1p CoS for Traffic Prioritization
IEEE 802.1q VLAN
IEEE 802.1x Security
IEEE 802.3x Full Duplex
IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet Standard

RFC

RFC 2284, PPP Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

MIBs

RFC 1213
IF MIB
RFC 2037 ENTITY MIB
CISCO-CDP-MIB
CISCO-IMAGE-MIB
CISCO-FLASH-MIB
OLD-CISCO-CHASSIS-MIB
CISCO-VTP-MIB
CISCO-HSRP-MIB
OLD-CISCO-TS-MIB
CISCO-ENTITY-ASSET-MIB
CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB
BRIDGE MIB (RFC 1493)
CISCO-VLAN-MEMBERSHIP-MIB
CISCO-VLAN-IFINDEX-RELATIONSHIP-MIB
RMON1-MIB
PIM-MIB
CISCO-STP-EXTENSIONS-MIB
OSPF MIB (RFC 1253)
IPMROUTE-MIB
CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB
ETHER-LIKE-MIB (RFC 1643)
CISCO-ENTITY-FRU-CONTROL-MIB.my
CISCO-RTTMON-MIB
CISCO-PROCESS-MIB
CISCO-COPS-CLIENT-MIB

To obtain lists of supported MIBs by platform and Cisco IOS Software release, and to download MIB modules, go to the Cisco MIB Website on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/public/sw-center/netmgmt/cmtk/mibs.shtml

Manageability

SNMP and Telnet interface support delivers comprehensive in-band management, and a CLI management console provides detailed out-of-band management.
An embedded Remote Monitoring (RMON) software agent supports four RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis.
A Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN) port can mirror traffic from one or many ports to another port for monitoring all nine RMON groups with an RMON probe or network analyzer.
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) reduces the cost of administering software upgrades by downloading from a centralized location.
Network Timing Protocol (NTP) provides an accurate and consistent time stamp to all switches within theintranet.
Two LEDs per port provide convenient visual indication of the port link and inline power status.
Crash information support helps enable a switch to generate a crash file for improved troubleshooting.
Show-interface capabilities provide information about the configuration capabilities of any interface.
The Response Time Monitoring (RTTMON) MIB allows users to monitor network performance between the HWIC switch and a remote device.

Connectors and Cabling

10BASE-T ports: RJ-45 connectors, two-pair Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cabling
100BASE-TX ports: RJ-45 connectors; two-pair Category 5 UTP cabling

Indicators

Link status LED: One LED per port for indicating link status
Inline power LED: One LED per port system for inline power status indication

Power Requirements

Internal Power Supply

Optional PoE system power supply available for all Cisco 2800 and Cisco 3800 series routers

External Redundant Power Supply (RPS2300)

Optional for the Cisco 2800 series and Cisco 2900 Series routers

Internal Redundant Power Supply

For the Cisco 3845, 3925 and 3945 router only

DC Power Support

DC system power input available on the Cisco 2811/2911, Cisco 2821/2921, Cisco 2851/2951, Cisco 3825/3925, and Cisco 3845/3945 routers; PoE option not available with DC system power input

Software Support

Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3(8)T for 1841. 280 Series and 3800 Series routers:
IP Base image.
Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release 15.0(1)M for Cisco 1900 Series, Cisco 2900 Series and
Cisco 3900 Series routers: IP Base License of the Universal image.

Environmental

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Operating Humidity

10 to 85% noncondensing operating; 5 to 95% noncondensing, nonoperating

Nonoperating Temperature

-4 to 149°F (-20 to 65°C)

Operating Altitude

(Moderate 1.5°C per 1000 feet)

Regulatory Compliance, Safety, EMC

When installed in a Cisco 1841, Cisco 2800, or Cisco 3800 router, the Cisco EtherSwitch HWIC meets the standards (regulatory compliance, safety, EMC) of the router itself. Refer to the data sheets for the Cisco 1841, Cisco 2800, and Cisco 3800 series routers for more details

Ordering Information

To place an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page.

For more information about the Cisco Integrated Services Routers, visit:

http://www.cisco.com/go/1800

http://www.cisco.com/go/2800

http://www.cisco.com/go/3800

http://www.cisco.com/go/1900

http://www.cisco.com/go/2900

http://www.cisco.com/go/3900

Table 6 provides ordering information for the 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs.

Table 6. Ordering Information for 4- and 9-Port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs (part numbers HWIC- 4ESW and HWIC-D-9ESW)

Product Number

Product Description

Ethernet HWICs

HWIC-4ESW

4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch

HWIC-4ESW=

4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, spare

HWIC-4ESW-POE

4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with 4-port inline power daughter card

HWIC-4ESW-POE=

4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with 4-port inline power daughter card, spare

HWIC-D-9ESW

9-port 10/100 Ethernet switch

HWIC-D-9ESW=

9-port 10/100 Ethernet switch, spare

HWIC-D-9ESW-POE

9-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with 8-port inline power daughter card

HWIC-D-9ESW-POE=

9-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with 8-port inline power daughter card, spare

Daughter Card Modules for Inline Power Support

ILPM-4=

4-port inline power module for PoE applications, spare

ILPM-8=

8-port Inline power module for PoE applications, spare

Cisco 2800 and Cisco 3800 Routers with Inline Power Supply Bundles

CISCO2801-AC-IP

Cisco 2801 router with inline power, 2 Fast Ethernet ports, 4 slots, IP BASE, 64F/128D

CISCO2811-AC-IP

Cisco 2811 with AC+PoE, 2 Fast Ethernet ports , 4 HWICs, 2 packet voice DSP modules (PVDMs), 1enhanced network module [ (NME), 2 advanced integration modules (AIMs), IP BASE, 64F/256D

CISCO2821-AC-IP

Cisco 2821 with AC+PoE, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 HWICs, 3 PVDMs, 1 NME-X, 2 AIMs, IP BASE, 64F/256D

CISCO2851-AC-IP

Cisco 2851 with AC+PoE, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4 HWICs, 3 PVDMs, 1 NME-XD, 2 AIMs, IP BASE, 64F/256D

CISCO3825-AC-IP

2 Gigabit Ethernet router with 1 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP), 2 NME-XHDs, 4 HWICs, IP BASE, power supply

CISCO3845-AC-IP

2 Gigabit Ethernet router with 1 SFP, 4 NME-XHDs, 4 HWICs, IP BASE, power supply

Also, check with your Cisco representative regarding the Cisco 1800 (modular), Cisco 2800, and Cisco 3800 series bundle offerings for security, voice, DSL, and other solutions.

Cisco IOS Software Support

The Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs are supported in all Cisco IOS Software feature sets. Table 7 lists the first Cisco IOS Software release the 4- and 9-port HWICs are supported on for the respective routing platforms.

Table 7. Minimum Supported Cisco IOS Software Release

Integrated Services Router Version

Minimum Cisco IOS Software Release

Cisco 1800 (Modular) Series

12.3(8)T (fourth release of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3T): IP Base Image

Cisco 2800 Series

12.3(8)T (fourth release of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3T): IP Base Image

Cisco 3800 Series

12.3(11)T (fifth release of Cisco IOS Software Release 12.3T): IP Base Image

Cisco 1941

15.0(1)M: IP Base License of the Universal Image

Cisco 2900 Series

15.0(1)M: IP Base License of the Universal Image

Cisco 3900 Series

15.0(1)M: IP Base License of the Universal Image

Service and Support

Leading-edge technology deserves leading-edge support. Cisco Systems® offers a wide range of services programs to accelerate customer success. These innovative services programs are delivered through a unique combination of people, processes, tools, and partners, resulting in high levels of customer satisfaction. Cisco services help you protect your network investment, optimize network operations, and prepare your network for new applications to extend network intelligence and the power of your business.

Cisco SMARTnet® technical support for the 4- and 9-port Cisco EtherSwitch HWICs (part numbers HWIC-4ESW andHWIC-D-9ESW) is available on a one-time or annual contract basis. Support options range from help-desk assistance to proactive, onsite consultation.

All support contracts include:

Major Cisco IOS Software updates in protocol, security, bandwidth, and feature improvements

Full access rights to Cisco.com technical libraries for technical assistance, electronic commerce, andproductinformation

Twenty-four-hour access to the industry's largest dedicated technical support staff

For more information about Cisco services, refer to Cisco Technical Support Services or Cisco Advanced Services.

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For More Information

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