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Connecting Cisco Compression Network Modules to the Network

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Connecting Cisco Compression Network Modules to the Network

Compression Network Modules

Interfaces Supported

Compression Network Module LEDs

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Connecting Cisco Compression Network Modules to the Network


Revised: May 1, 2008, OL-12818-01

This guide describes how to connect Cisco compression network modules to your network. It contains the following sections:

Compression Network Modules

Interfaces Supported

Compression Network Module LEDs

Related Documents

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Compression Network Modules

The compression network module (NM-COMPR) does not provide network interfaces of its own, but instead compresses and decompresses data passing through interfaces on other network modules or WAN interface cards in the router. (See Figure 1.)

Hardware compression is supported only over Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) links. The compression network module supports only the Stacker compression algorithm.

Cisco IOS Release 11.3 and later releases allow Frame Relay compression support using the FRF.9 compression algorithm.

Figure 1 Compression Network Module

Interfaces Supported

The compression network module supports the following interfaces:

Channelized T1 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Primary Rate Interface (PRI)

Channelized E1 ISDN PRI

ISDN Basic Rate Interface (BRI)

Synchronous serial

Switched 56-kbps data service unit/channel service unit (DSU/CSU)

Compression Network Module LEDs

Figure 2 shows compression network module LEDs. Table 1 describes their meaning.

Figure 2 Compression Network Module LEDs

Table 1 Compression Network Module LEDs

LED
Meaning

EN

Green indicates that the module has passed its self-tests and is available to the router.

ERROR

Amber indicates that an error was found, and if the LED remains on, that the error might prevent accurate compression.

Off during normal operation.

ACTIVE

Green indicates that the module is ready to process data. It comes on when the boot process is complete and stays on during normal operation.


Related Documents

For additional information, see the following documents and resources.

Related Topic
Document Title

Regulatory compliance and safety information

Cisco Network Modules and Interface Cards Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/interfaces/rcsi/IOHrcsi.html

Cisco IOS software website and reference documentation

Cisco IOS Software http://www.cisco.com/web/psa/products/index.html?c=268438303


Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

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http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html