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Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engine Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco® Wide Area Application Virtualization Engine (WAVE) product line consists of cost-effective, cloud-ready, video-enabled solutions for the branch office and the data center (Figure 1). With the industry's broadest product portfolio and flexible deployment models, Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) cost-effectively addresses the WAN optimization needs of small, medium-sized, and large customers.

Figure 1. Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engines

Cisco WAVE Appliances for Branch-Office and Core Deployments

In Cisco WAAS Software Release 5.2 and later, the Cisco WAVE 294, 594, and 8541 can optionally be equipped with solid-state drives (SSDs). SSDs provide more reliable storage than existing hard disk drives (HDDs). Table 1 lists the supported SSD sizes for these platforms.

Table 1. Cisco WAVE Platforms That Support SSDs with Cisco WAAS 5.2 and Later

Appliance Part Number

Media Description

Quantity of Per Appliance

WAVE-294-K9

200-GB HDD

1

WAVE-294-SSD-K9

200-GB SSD

1

WAVE-594-K9

500-GB HDD or 400-GB SSD

1 or 2 (optional)

WAVE-8541-K9

600-GB HDD or 600-GB SSD

8

For more information, refer to the hardware specifications in Table 3 later in this document.

Benefits include the following:

Improve employee productivity by enhancing the user experience for important business applications delivered over the WAN.

Reduce the cost of branch-office operations by centralizing IT resources in the data center and lowering the cost of WAN bandwidth and by hosting Microsoft Windows applications on the Cisco WAVE branch-office appliance.

Deliver enterprise-class video while reducing WAN bandwidth consumption with the Cisco WAAS video application optimizer or hosted Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) virtual blade.

Increase IT agility by reducing the time and resources needed to deliver new IT services to the branch office.

Simplify branch-office data protection for regulatory compliance purposes.

Cisco WAVE Appliances for the Data Center

Cisco WAVE data center appliances provide the high performance and scalable WAN optimization that data center solutions require. Benefits include:

User-selectable I/O modules with support for 10 Gigabit Ethernet fiber, 1 Gigabit Ethernet copper, and 1 Gigabit Ethernet fiber

Flexible deployment models including inline and Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) for high performance, scalability, and network availability

High performance for video, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud applications as well as traditional enterprise applications; using context-aware data redundancy elimination (DRE), Cisco WAVE appliances can adapt caching behavior on the basis of the characteristics of individual applications, resulting in higher throughput and lower application latency

Main Features

Table 2 summarizes the main features of the Cisco WAVE appliances, and Table 3 summarizes the main features of I/O options modules.

Table 2. Cisco WAVE Appliances

Platform

Deployment Scenarios and Features

Cisco WAVE 294 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-294-K9 or WAVE-294-SSD-K9)

Excellent for edge deployments at small branch and remote offices
Supports up to 200 TCP connections (upgradable to 400)
Offers 250-GB HDD and 200-GB SSD (SSD) data storage options
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Provides 4-port inline I/O module (IOM) bundled by default, with optional upgrade to 8-port inline IOM
Hosts up to 2 virtual blades

Cisco WAVE 594 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-594-K9)

Excellent for edge deployments at small and medium-sized branch offices
Supports up to 750 TCP connections (upgradable to 1300)
Offers 500-GB HDD and 400-GB SSD data storage options (with optional second HDD or SSD for RAID 1 redundancy)
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Provides 4-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, 8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, or 4-port Gigabit Ethernet SX fiber
Offers optional second power supply for 1 + 1 redundancy
Hosts up to 4 virtual blades

Cisco WAVE 694 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-694-K9)

Excellent for edge deployments at large enterprise branch offices
Excellent for core deployments at small data centers
Supports up to 2500 TCP connections (upgradable to 6000)
Offers 600-GB HDD data storage with RAID 1 redundancy
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Offers optional 4-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, 8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, or 4-port Gigabit Ethernet SX fiber inline
Offers optional second power supply for 1 + 1 redundancy
Hosts up to 6 virtual blades

Cisco WAVE 7541 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-7541-K9)

Excellent for core deployments at medium-sized data centers and large enterprise branch offices
Supports up to 18,000 TCP connections
Offers 2.2-TB HDD data storage with RAID 5 redundancy
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Offers optional 8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, 4-port Gigabit Ethernet SX fiber inline, or 2-port 10Gigabit Ethernet Enhanced Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+)

Cisco WAVE 7571 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-7571-K9)

Excellent for core deployments at large data centers
Supports 60,000 TCP connections
Offers 3.2-TB HDD data storage with RAID 5 redundancy
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Offers Optional 8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, 4-port Gigabit Ethernet SX fiber inline, or 2-port 10Gigabit Ethernet SFP+

Cisco WAVE 8541 Wide Area Virtualization Engine (WAVE-8541-K9)

Excellent for core deployments at large data centers and for service providers and cloud providers
Supports 150,000 TCP connections
Offers 4.2-TB HDD or SSD data storage with RAID 5 redundancy
Has 2 onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports
Offers optional 8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper inline, 4-port Gigabit Ethernet SX fiber inline, or 2-port 10Gigabit Ethernet SFP+

Table 3. I/O Modules for Cisco WAVE Appliances

I/O Module

Features

4-port Gigabit Ethernet copper module (WAVE-INLN-GE-4T)

Fail-to-wire capability
Support for inline and WCCP deployments

8-port Gigabit Ethernet copper module (WAVE-INLN-GE-8T)

Fail-to-wire capability
Support for inline and WCCP deployments

4-port Gigabit Ethernet fiber module (WAVE-INLN-GE-4SX)

Fail-to-wire capability
Support for inline and WCCP deployments

2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module WAVE-10GE-2SFP

Support for Cisco SFP+ short reach (SR) transceivers
Support for WCCP interception only

Hardware Specifications

Table 4 lists the hardware specifications for the Cisco WAVE appliances.

Table 4. Hardware Specifications for Cisco WAVE Appliances

Cisco WAVE 294

Cisco WAVE 594 and 694

Cisco WAVE 7541 and 7571

Cisco 8541

Hardware Features

DRAM

4 to 8 GB

Cisco WAVE 594: 8 to 12 GB
Cisco WAVE 694: 16 to 24 GB
Cisco WAVE 7541: 24 GB
Cisco WAVE 7571: 48 GB

96 GB

Usable storage

250 GB with HDD
200 GB with SSD
Cisco WAVE 594: 500 GB with HDD or 400 GB with SSD
Cisco WAVE 694: 600 GB
Cisco WAVE 7541: 2.2 TB
Cisco WAVE 7571: 3.1 TB

4.2 TB

Maximum data storage

1 x 250-GB HDD
1 x 200-GB SSD 1
Cisco WAVE 594: 2 x 500-GB HDD or 400-GB SSD 1
Cisco WAVE 694: 2 x 600 GB HDD
Cisco WAVE 7541: 6 x 450 GB HDD
Cisco WAVE 7571: 8 x 450 GB HDD

8 x 600 GB HDD or SSD1

RAID support

-

RAID 1 (optional on Cisco WAVE 594)

RAID 5

RAID 5

Virtual blades

Up to 2

Up to 6

Not supported

Not supported

Network interfaces

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Power

One 400-watt (W) AC power supply

One 450W AC power supply
Redundant power available as an option
Two 650W AC power supplies
1 + 1 redundancy; hot swappable
Two 650W AC power supplies
1 + 1 redundancy; hot swappable

Fan

Five fans

Redundant 40-mm fans; hot swappable

Redundant 40- and 60-mm fans; hot swappable

Redundant 40- and 60-mm fans; hot swappable

Rack units

1 (can be used as a desktop unit as well)

1

2

2

I/O module

4-port Gigabit Ethernet inline bundled (8-port optional)

4-port or 8-port Gigabit Ethernet inline (optional)

2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+, 8-port Gigabit Ethernet inline, or 4-port Gigabit Ethernet inline fiber (optional)

2-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+, 8-port Gigabit Ethernet inline, or 4-port Gigabit Ethernet inline fiber (optional)

Console

USB, mini-USB, and RJ-45 serial console; autodetect

USB, mini-USB, and RJ-45 serial console; autodetect

USB, mini-USB, and RJ-45 serial console; autodetect

USB, mini-USB, and RJ-45 serial console; autodetect

Dimensions

Height

1.69 in. (42 mm)

1.69 in. (42 mm)

3.42 in. (87 mm)

3.42 in. (87 mm)

Width

16.89 in. (429 mm)

429 mm (16.89 in.)

16.89 in. (429 mm)

16.89 in. (429 mm)

Depth

14.55 in. (370 mm)

20.33 in. (516 mm); includes power-supply handles

24.88 in. (632 mm); includes power supply handles

24.88 in. (632 mm); includes power supply handles

Maximum weight

16.40 lb (7.44 kg)

22.51 lb (10.21 kg)

47.66 lb (21.62 kg)

47.66 lb (21.62 kg)

Shipping dimensions (with packaging)

21.69x 19.88 x 7.75 in. (55x 50.5 x 19.7 cm)

26.50x 21.69 x 7.75 in. (67.3 x 55 x 19.7 cm)

30.75x21.69 x 10.19 in. (78x 55 x 25.9 cm)

30.75x21.69 x 10.19 in. (78x 55 x 25.9 cm)

Shipping weight

22.0 lb (10.0 kg)

28.50 lb (12.93 kg)

53.0 lb (24.0 kg)

53.0 lb (24.0 kg)

Operating Specifications

Universal input

Range line voltage: 90 to 132 VAC
180 to 264 VAC
Range line voltage: 90 to 132 VAC
180 to 264 VAC
Range line voltage: 90 to 132 VAC
180 to 264 VAC
Range line voltage: 90 to 132 VAC
180 to 264 VAC

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)

Nonoperating temperature

(-22 to 140°F(-30 to 60°C) 2

(-22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)2

(-22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C) 2

(-22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C) 2

Humidity

Operating: 10 to 90% RH (noncondensing)
Nonoperating: 5 to 95% RH (noncondensing)
Operating: 10 to 90% RH (noncondensing)
Nonoperating: 5 to 95% RH (noncondensing)
Operating: 10 to 90% RH (noncondensing)
Nonoperating: 5 to 95% RH (noncondensing)
Operating: 10 to 90% RH (noncondensing)
Nonoperating: 5 to 95% RH (noncondensing)

Altitude

Operating: 10,000ft (3050m)
Nonoperating: 15,000 ft (4572m)
Operating: 10,000ft (3050m)
Nonoperating: 15,000 ft (4572m)
Operating: 10,000ft (3050m)
Nonoperating: 15,000 ft (4572m)
Operating: 10,000ft (3050m)
Nonoperating: 15,000 ft (4572m)

Regulatory Compliance

Compliance

CE marking

EMC

47 CFR Part 15 Class A, AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, EN 55022 Class A, ICES 003 Class A, VCCI Class A, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, CISPR24, GB9254-2008, KN22 Class A, and KN24 (allplatforms)

Safety

UL 60950-1 Second Edition, 21 CFR 1040, CSA22.2-No. 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC/EN 60950-1 Second Edition, AS/NZS60950, and GB4943-1995 (all platforms)

Notes:
1. Existing systems cannot be upgraded to use SSDs. When ordering, SSDs can optionally be added to Cisco WAVE 294, 594, and 8541 when ordering with initial system only. Cisco WAAS Software Release 5.2 or later is required for SSDs.
2. All temperature ratings shown are for sea level to 3281 feet (1000 meters). If operating location is above 3281 feet (1000 meters), deduct 5.4ºF (3ºC) from the maximum operating temperature for each additional 3281 feet (1000 meters).

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