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Cisco BBSM Products Network Device Compatibility Guide

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Cisco BBSM Products Network Device Compatibility Guide

Supported Network Devices

Other BBSM Switch Options

Where to Find More Information


Cisco BBSM Products Network Device Compatibility Guide


This guide lists the Cisco network devices that have been tested on BBSM products and the BBSM Hotspot 1.0 product. The lists are continuously updated, so check them when needed. If you need BBSM or BBSM Hotspot 1.0 to support another Cisco network device, contact your Cisco sales representative.

The "Where to Find More Information" section provides links to the PDF versions of the BBSM or BBSM Hotspot 1.0 technical documentation.


Caution You must install all applicable service packs or patches for devices to function properly. Refer to the BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0 software download website at the back of this guide.

Supported Network Devices

BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0 support the following tested network devices:

Cisco Aironet access points

Cisco Catalyst long-reach Ethernet (LRE) switches

Cisco Catalyst Ethernet switches

BBSM also supports tested Cisco UBR 7x00 series cable modem termination systems (CMTSs).

Table 1 describes the types of monitoring that BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0 can use to detect when the client has disconnected. The access point and switch monitoring types are listed in Tables 2 through 4.

Table 1 Client Monitoring Types for Cisco Network Devices

Network Device Client Monitoring Type
Server Method of Monitoring Client Connectivity

Link status

The server queries the network device's MIB to detect when the link status for the client's port becomes inactive.

Forwarding table

The server queries the network device's forwarding table for the absence of the client MAC address.

Packet inactivity

The server detects when packets are no longer being sent or received. After a configured time period of inactivity, BBSM or BBSM Hotspot 1.0 disconnects the session.

Pinging

The server monitors client connectivity by pinging the client.

This method may not always be reliable because some client-initiated VPN sessions may not respond to a ping when the tunnel is active. As a result, BBSM or BBSM Hotspot 1.0 may terminate the session because the server cannot detect that the session is active. When VPN support is required, we recommend that you configure your BBSM server to monitor client connectivity by detecting the MAC address or monitoring for packet inactivity.


Tables 2 through 4 list the Cisco access point and switch device monitoring types that can be selected from the network device drop-down menus in BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0. Applicable Cisco IOS releases are shown in parentheses.

Table 2 Supported Cisco Aironet Access Points

Cisco Aironet
Access Point 1
Drop-Down Listing in the Cisco Switch Type Menu
Client Monitoring Type
BBSM
Hotspot 1.0
BBSM 5.1
BBSM 5.2
BBSM 5.3

340 series

Aironet 340 AP

Link status

X

X

X

X

Aironet 340 Packet

Packet inactivity

   

X

X

350 series

Aironet 350

Link status

X

X

X

X

Aironet 350 Packet

Packet inactivity

   

X

X

1100 series

Aironet 1100

Link status

X

 

X

X

Aironet 1100 Packet

Packet inactivity

   

X

X

1200 series

Aironet 1200 AP (IOS)

Link status

X

 

X

X

Aironet 1200 AP (VxWorks)

Link status

X

 

X

X

Aironet 1200 Packet (IOS)

Packet inactivity

X

 

X

X

Aironet 1200 Packet (VxWorks)

Packet inactivity

X

 

X

X

1 Depending on the firmware version of the Cisco access point, the association of service set identifiers (SSIDs) and VLANs is supported.


Table 3 Supported Cisco Catalyst LRE Switches

Cisco Catalyst LRE Switch
Drop-Down Listing in the Cisco Switch Type Menu
Client Monitoring Type
BBSM Hotspot 1.0
BBSM 5.1
BBSM 5.2
BBSM 5.3

2912 LRE switch

2912 LRE

Link status

X

X

X

X

2912 LRE MultiPort CPE

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2912 LRE Packet

Packet

X

X

X

X

2924 LRE switch

2924 LRE

Link status

X

X

X

X

2924 LRE Hub

Forwarding table

X

 

X

X

2924 LRE MultiPort CPE

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2924 LRE Packet

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2924 LRE Ping

Pinging

X

X

X

X

2950 LRE switch

2950LRE-8

Link status

X

 

X

X

2950LRE-8-Hub

Forwarding table

X

X

X

X

2950LRE-8-Packet

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2950LRE-8-Ping

Pinging

X

X

X

X

2950LRE-24

Link status

X

 

X

X

2950LRE-24-Hub

Forwarding table

X

X

X

X

2950LRE-24-Packet

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2950LRE-24-Ping

Pinging

X

X

X

X


Table 4 Supported Cisco Catalyst Ethernet Switches 

Cisco Catalyst Switch
Drop-Down Listing in the Cisco Switch Type Menu
Client Monitoring Type
BBSM Hotspot 1.0
BBSM 5.1
BBSM 5.2
BBSM 5.3

1900
(does not support port-to-port security)

Cisco 1900
Link status
 

X

X

X

2912 series

Cisco 2912

Link status

 

X

X

X

Cisco 2912M

Link status

 

X

X

X

Cisco 2912 VLAN/Port

VLAN/Port

 

X

X

X

2916M

Cisco 2916M

Link status

 

X

X

X

2924 series

Cisco 2924

Link status

 

X

X

X

Cisco 2924 Hub

Forwarding table

   

X

X

Cisco 2924 Packet

Packet inactivity

   

X

X

Cisco 2924M

Link status

 

X

X

X

Cisco 2924 VLAN/Port

VLAN/Port

 

X

X

X

Cisco 2924 VLAN/Port Hub

Forwarding table

     

X

2940 series

2940

Link status

     

X

2940 Packet

Packet inactivity

     

X

2948

Cisco 2948

Link status

 

X

X

X

2950 series1

Cisco 2950-12 (v. 12.0)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950-12 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950-24 (v. 12.0)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950-24 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950-48 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950Packet-12 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950Packet-24 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

Cisco 2950Packet-48 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

2970 series

2970

Link status

     

X

2970 Packet

Packet inactivity

     

X

3512 series

Cisco 3512

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3512 VLAN/Port2

Link status

X

X

X

X

·3524 series

Cisco 3524

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3524 Hub

Forwarding table

X

 

X

X

Cisco 3524 Packet

Packet inactivity

X

 

X

X

Cisco 3524 VLAN/Port2

Link status

X

X

X

X

3548 series

Cisco 3548

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3548 Packet

Packet inactivity

X

 

X

X

Cisco 3548 VLAN/Port2

Link status

X

X

X

X

3550 series1
(including the 3550-PWR switch)

Cisco 3550-12 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3550-24 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3550-48 (v. 12.1.11)

Link status

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3550Packet-12 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3550Packet-24 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

X

Cisco 3550Packet-48 (v. 12.1.11)

Packet inactivity

X

X

X

 

3750 series3

3750

Link status

     

X

3750 Packet

Packet inactivity

     

X

4000 series4

Cisco 400x

Link status

 

X

X

X

4500 series5

Cisco 4x0x

Link status

X

 

X

X

65096

Cisco 6509

Link status

X

 

X

X

1 For the Catalyst 2950 and 3550 switches, you must upgrade to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(11)EA1 or later if you are running Cisco IOS Release 12.1(6) or 12.1(9).

2 This network device type supports VLAN per port (Switchport Multi command) for port-to-port security on Cisco Catalyst 2900 and 3500 XL series switches for running Cisco IOS Releases 11.2(8)SA3 through 12.0(5.1)XW. IOS releases later than 12.0(5.1)XW have a new method of implementing port-to-port security through private VLAN edge (port protected and switch port protected). Use Catalyst 2900 or 3500 link status switch types for switches with IOS releases later than 12.0(5.1)XW. For more information, consult the IOS guide for your software release.

3 You must upgrade to Cisco IOS Release 12.1(14) EA1 or later to use the Cisco Catalyst 3750 switch with BBSM.

4 BBSM was tested with Cisco Catalyst 4006, Supervisor III, Cisco IOS releases 12.1(12c)EW and 12.1(14)E1, and Supervisor IV, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)EW.

5 BBSM was tested with Cisco Catalyst 4507, Supervisor IV, Cisco IOS Release 12.1(12c)EW.

6 BBSM was tested with Cisco Catalyst 6509, Supervisor I, Cisco IOS release 7.4(3).


Table 5 lists the BBSM-supported CMTS types. Based on the CMTS configuration that you entered in WEBconfig, the system automatically configures the CMTS type.

Table 5 Supported Cisco CMTSs

Cisco Catalyst CMTS
CMTS Type
BBSM Hotspot 1.0
BBSM 5.1
BBSM 5.2
BBSM 5.3

CMTS

Cisco uBR71001

 

X

X

X

Cisco uBR7200

 

X

X

X

1 Requires a version of IOS that supports bridging (such as Cisco IOS Release 12.1.7EC).


Other BBSM Switch Options

You can choose the following BBSM or BBSM Hotspot 1.0 switch options based on your needs. You can use these options whether or not your switch is listed in the Switch Type drop-down menu:

Generic—Client connectivity is monitored by link status. The server queries the network device's MIB to detect when the link status for the client's port becomes inactive.

Generic without Link Status—Client connectivity is monitored by querying the network device forwarding table for the absence of the client MAC address.

NULL:Clients connect to router—Client connectivity is monitored by packet inactivity. Although you can use this option with any network device, do not use it if you need to know the end user's port location for authentication or billing.

Where to Find More Information

The following website directs you to all of the technical documentation for BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/netmgtsw/ps533/prod_technical_documentation.html

The following are specific websites for documentation and software downloading:

Cisco BBSM 5.3 Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/bbsm53/config/53config.pdf

Cisco BBSM 5.3 SP1 Configuration Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/bbsm53/configsp/53config.pdf

Cisco BBSM 5.3 Operations Guide
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/bbsm53/ops/53ops_gd.pdf

Cisco BBSM Products Q&A:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/bbsm_q_a.pdf

Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 User Guide:
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/aggr/bbsm/bbsmhs10/hs10user/hs10user.pdf

Cisco BBSM and BBSM Hotspot 1.0 software download website:
http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl?topic=268439484