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FlexWAN Module for the Catalyst 6500 and Cisco 7600 Series

 

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FlexWAN Module for the Cisco 7600 Series Router
and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch

FlexWAN Features and Benefits

LAN, WAN, and MAN Service Convergence

Scalable Bandwidth with Intelligent Network Services for Next-Generation Applications

Lower Cost of Ownership

WAN Port Adapter Support

Flexible LAN, WAN, and MAN Convergence

Ordering Information

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN Module Ordering Information

Minimum Software Release

Technical Specifications

Physical Specifications

Indicators

Memory

Network Management

Environmental Conditions

Regulatory Compliance

Service and Support

For More Information


Data Sheet

FlexWAN Module for the Cisco 7600 Series Router
and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch


The FlexWAN module for the Cisco® 7600 Series Router and Cisco Catalyst® 6500 Series Switch enables high-performance, intelligent LAN, WAN, and metropolitan-area network (MAN) service scalability for both enterprises and service providers. The FlexWAN module supports a variety of clear-channel and Channelized WAN interfaces, including T1/E1, T3/E3, High-Speed Serial Interface (HSSI), T3/E3 ATM, OC-3 ATM, and OC-3 packet over SONET (POS) with the ability to directly interface with high-speed SONET equipment for metropolitan-area networking.

The FlexWAN module accepts up to two WAN port adapters commonly used with the Cisco 7200 and 7500 series routers, providing an easy migration path for existing WAN and MAN networks. The innovative architecture is designed to deliver flexible media and enable distributed intelligent network services for next-generation applications.

The ability to consolidate LAN, WAN, and MAN services onto the same platform lowers the total cost of ownership of the network through simplified design and ease of network management, maintenance, and training.

FlexWAN Features and Benefits

LAN, WAN, and MAN Service Convergence

The FlexWAN module for the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series simplifies network design and deployment by allowing consolidation of LAN, WAN, and MAN interfaces into a single, highly scalable platform. The Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series deliver peerless flexibility, supporting any mix of media or traffic within a common system, software, and chassis, thereby easing and simplifying network configuration and installation tasks, and speeding service delivery. Converged data, voice, and video traffic can be transported transparently from end to end across an interconnected LAN, WAN, or MAN, using the ability of the Cisco 7600 and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series to manage thousands of simultaneous traffic flows at wire speed with granular quality-of-service (QoS) and security control.

A hallmark of the Cisco 7600 and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 series is the flexibility to support multiple applications on the same platform, delivering "no-compromise" convergence for a wide range of applications, including wiring closet, data center, metropolitan (metro), and WAN edge. The FlexWAN module provides the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series the ability to connect a broad range of WANs and MANs, including those based on point-to-point circuits, Frame Relay, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), ATM, or POS. Platform Gigabit Ethernet support allows service extension all the way from the data center to the WAN edge. Higher-layer applications can easily be layered upon this fused, end-to-end network to allow intelligent data, voice, and video integration—all on the same platform to guarantee interoperable, easy-to-use application delivery and control.

Scalable Bandwidth with Intelligent Network Services for Next-Generation Applications

The unique value of application convergence on the Cisco 7600 and the Cisco Catalyst 6500 is proven by easy scalability across network boundaries with tightly coupled network services. The Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 can scale from Ethernet to 10 Gigabit Ethernet in the LAN and DS0 to OC-48 POS in the WAN. Differentiated Services (DiffServ) and IP Precedence priority packet marking along with QoS classification, rate limiting, queuing, intelligent packet discard, and security access control on every port ensure that the platform will meet the demands of any network environment. In addition, the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 support several enhanced features required for low speed WAN aggregation such as compressed Real-Time Protocol (cRTP), and Distributed Link Fragmentation and Interleaving (LFI).

The FlexWAN module delivers extensive QoS and security policy propagation in a single platform by providing DiffServ for specific applications and users. To achieve this goal, the FlexWAN module supports the comprehensive set of intelligent network services shown in Table 1.

Table 1  Intelligent Network Services Supported by the FlexWAN Module

Feature
Benefit
Security

•Standard, extended, dynamic, reflexive, and time-based access control lists (ACLs)

• Provides granular, end-to-end security access control

QoS

•IP Precedence

•DiffServ

•Enables end-to-end LAN, WAN, and MAN QoS

Congestion avoidance

•Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)

•Provides proactive traffic control to avoid network congestion

Congestion management

•Per-VC queuing

•Low-latency queuing (LLQ)

•Weighted Fair Queuing (WFQ)

•Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ)

•Provides distributed QoS mechanisms to prioritize and deliver mission-critical traffic, while minimizing delay

Traffic classification, shaping, and bandwidth policing

•Marking

•Policing

•Distributed traffic shaping (DTS)

•Hierarchical traffic shaping

•Network-based application recognition

•Enables intelligent traffic control to condition or limit bandwidth to specific users or applications for traffic rate limiting

Bandwidth Efficiency

•Compressed Real-Time Protocol

•Provides bandwidth efficiency for transport of voice traffic over low speed links by compressing the IP/UDP/RTP headers

Fragmentation

•Distributed Link Fragmentation and Interleaving (dLFI)

•Minimizes end-to-end latency and jitter by fragmenting large data packets


These features include the ability to guarantee bandwidth to business-critical applications; limit bandwidth to noncritical applications; drop selective, low-priority packets to avoid congestion; and mark packets to control QoS for any type of traffic flows.

Lower Cost of Ownership

A major benefit of LAN, WAN, and MAN consolidation on the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series is the reduction in the number of platforms to deploy and manage in any given network. This service convergence not only simplifies network design and configuration, but it also decreases rack space and power requirements as well as the training and administrative burden associated with managing multiple different platforms. Additionally, such integration eases the support burden placed on a maintenance staff because spare parts for multiple platforms do not need to be stocked or managed.

The FlexWAN module also provides flexible investment protection for the large installed base of Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7500 series routers. These same WAN port adapters (refer to Table 2) can be installed on the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series for immediate service delivery and scaling to much higher levels of system performance and bandwidth.

These benefits directly translate to reduced costs of ownership—reduced capital costs of procurement and reduced ongoing operational costs of network management, such as training, element management, and inventory and configuration management. In addition to requiring fewer platforms to manage, a converged Cisco solution provides management of all LAN, WAN, and MAN functions with the same network management tool set, easing the number of management platforms required.

WAN Port Adapter Support

Flexible LAN, WAN, and MAN Convergence

The FlexWAN module extends WAN and MAN connectivity options to the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series with intelligent network services. Up to 12 FlexWAN modules are supported in a single chassis, with up to 2 Cisco 7200 or 7500 series WAN port adapters supported per FlexWAN module. Table 2 lists the Cisco 7200 and Cisco 7500 Series port adapters supported with the FlexWAN module.

Table 2  Supported Cisco 7200 and 7500 Series WAN Port Adapters

T1/E1
T3/E3 and STM-1
HSSI
ATM
POS

PA-4T+

PA-T3

PA-H

PA-A3-T3

PA-POS-OC3MM

PA-8T-V35

PA-T3+

PA-2H

PA-A3-E3

PA-POS-OC3SMI

PA-8T-232

PA-E3

 

PA-A3-OC3MM

PA-POS-OC3SML

PA-8T-X21

PA-2T3

 

PA-A3-OC3SMI

PA-POS-1OC3

PA-MC-2T1

PA-2T3+

 

PA-A3-OC3SML

PA-POS-2OC3

PA-MC-4T1

PA-2E3

 

PA-A3-8T1IMA

 

PA-MC-8T1

PA-MC-T3

 

PA-A3-8E1IMA

 

PA-MC-8TE1+

PA-MC-E3

 

PA-A6-OC3MM

 

PA-MC-2E1/120

PA-MC-2T3+

 

PA-A6-OC3SMI

 

PA-4E1G/120

PA-MC-STM-1MM

 

PA-A6-OC3SML

 

PA-4E1G/75

PA-MC-STM-1SMI

 

PA-A6-T3

 

PA-MC-8E1/120

   

PA-A6-E3

 

The following port adapters are not supported in the FlexWAN module:

• Ethernet and Fast Ethernet

• Token Ring

• Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)

• Channel port adapters

• Voice port adapters

• Encryption service modules

• Compression service modules

• Double-wide port adapters

Ordering Information

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN Module Ordering Information

Table 3 provides ordering information for the Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN Module.

Table 3  FlexWAN Module Ordering Information

Part Number
Description
WS-X6182-2PA

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN Module (supports up to 2 Cisco 7200 or 7500 WAN port adapters)

WS-X6182-2PA=

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN Module (supports up to 2 Cisco 7200 or 7500 WAN port adapters), spare

MEM-C6K-WAN-128M

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN memory, 128-MB DRAM option

MEM-C6K-WAN-128M=

Cisco 7600 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 FlexWAN memory, 128-MB DRAM option, spare


Minimum Software Release

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.1(8)E

Technical Specifications

Physical Specifications

• Occupies one slot in a Cisco 7600 Series Router or Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch

• Supports up to 12 FlexWAN modules in a single chassis

• Requires supervisor engine with Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC) and Policy Feature Card (PFC)

• Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.2 x 14.4 x 16 in. (3.0 x 35.6 x 40.6 cm)

• Weight: 3 lb (0.65 kg)

• Mean time between failure (MTBF): seven years for system configuration

Indicators

•FlexWAN module status: green (operational); red (faulty)

Memory

•64-MB Error-Correcting Code (ECC) synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM) memory for each port adapter slot, or 128-MB aggregate for the entire FlexWAN module (default)

Configurable option for up to 128-MB ECC SDRAM memory for each port adapter slot, or 256-MB aggregate for the entire FlexWAN module

• 8-MB Flash memory

Network Management

CiscoWorks—CiscoView, CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials (RME)

• Cisco Discovery Protocol (CISCO-CDP-MIB)

• Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges (RFC 1493)

• Evolution of Interfaces Group of MIB-II (RFC 1573)

• Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB II (RFC 1213)

• Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIB (RFC 1757)

• Switch Monitoring (SMON) MIB

• Cisco Workgroup Stack MIB (CISCO-STACK-MIB)

• Cisco VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP) MIB

Environmental Conditions

• Operating temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

• Storage temperature: -40 to 167°F (-40 to 75°C)

• Relative humidity: 10 to 90%, noncondensing

• Operating altitude: -60 to 4000m

Regulatory Compliance

Safety

• UL 1950

• CSA C22.2 No. 950-95

• EN60950

• EN60825-1

• TS001

• CE Marking

• IEC 60950

• AS/NZS3260

EMI

• FCC Part 15 Class A

• ICES-003 Class A

• VCCI Class B

• EN55022 Class B

• CISPR22 Class B

• CE Marking

• AS/NZS3548 Class B

NEBS

• SR-3580 - NEBS: Criteria Levels (Level 3 compliant)

• GR-63-CORE - NEBS: Physical Protection

• GR-1089-CORE - NEBS: EMC and Safety

ETSI

• ETS-300386-2 Switching Equipment

Telecommunications

• ITU-T G.610

• ITU-T G.703

• ITU-T G.707

• ITU-T G.783 Sections 9-10

• ITU-T G.784

• ITU-T G.803

• ITU-T G.813

• ITU-T G.825

• ITU-T G.826

• ITU-T G.841

• ITU-T G.957 Table 3

• ITU-T G.958

• ITU-T I.361

• ITU-T I.363

• ITU I.432

• ITU-T Q.2110

• ITU-T Q.2130

• ITU-T Q.2140

• ITU-T Q.2931

• ITU-T O.151

• ITU-T O.171

• ETSI ETS 300 417-1-1

• TAS SC BISDN (1998)

• ACA TS 026 (1997)

• BABT /TC/139 (Draft 1e)

Service and Support

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For ordering information, visit:

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