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Cisco 500 Series Content Engines

Cisco ACNS Content Engines

Table Of Contents

Data Sheet

Cisco Application and Content Networking System—ACNS

Cisco ACNS Product Portfolio

Cisco CE-510A Content Engine

Cisco CE-565A Content Engine

Cisco CE-7305A Content Engine

Cisco CE-7325A Content Engine

Cisco Content Engine Network Modules for 2600, 3600, 3700 Series Routers

Cisco Content Engine Product Function Matrix

Hardware Specifications

Cisco Web Cache Control Protocol Support

Cisco Service and Support Solutions

Additional Resources


Data Sheet


Cisco ACNS Content Engines

Cisco 500 Series Content Engine

Cisco 7300 Series Content Engine

Cisco Content Engine Network Module for 2600, 3600, 3700 Series Routers

Cisco Application and Content Networking System—ACNS

The Cisco Application and Content Networking System (ACNS) solution enables organizations of all sizes to reduce costs, drive productivity and increase revenues by extending strategic applications from the data center to the branch including:

Web application acceleration including software distribution

Secure Web Content Access management

Business Video

Point-of-sale video and web kiosks

Cisco enables customers to deploy strategic application and content networking services on a range of content engine hardware platforms—including the industry's first router-integrated caching and content delivery network module for Cisco 2600, 3600 and 3700 Series Routers. Cisco content engines leverage the intelligent content edge delivery, management and routing capabilities of ACNS software to accelerate Web applications, objects, files, and streaming media; improve network and end-user performance, and add access security.

In the data center, content engines operate with Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switches (CSS), the Catalyst® 6500 Series Content Switch Module (CSM) and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Switching Modules for reverse proxy caching to offload expensive, backend web servers.

For standards-based, turnkey "live" and on-demand streaming, Cisco content engines can be used with Cisco's
IP/TV® 3400 Series Broadcast Servers, which capture and deliver MPEG video with synchronized presentations, program creation, scheduling, and interactive Question Manager features.

The Cisco ACNS solution is a key component of the Cisco Full Services suite of intelligent application-enabling network services and adaptable "how-to" blueprints, addressing voice and video, security, web application acceleration, Internet mobility and connectivity services. These network-integrated, intelligent services allow organizations to boost productivity and customer satisfaction while lowering operational and capital expenses.

Key benefits of the combined Cisco ACNS hardware and software solution include:

Intelligent content services at the edge of the network

Web Application Acceleration with Advanced Web Content Serving

Software and File Distribution with Optimized Content Distribution

Proxy Caching with Secure Web Content Access Management

Business Video and Retail Kiosks with Comprehensive Streaming Media Support

Scalable Content Acquisition and Distribution

Superior Content and Network Management and Rich Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Flexible network deployments with multiple Client Request Redirection Choices and multiple platform options

Cisco ACNS Product Portfolio

Cisco CE-510A Content Engine

The Cisco 510A Content Engine requires a single IDE hard disk. Customers can optionally purchase a second IDE hard disk; however, there is no external storage expandability beyond two internal disk drives. Optionally, the Cisco  Content Engine 510A can be configured with either a Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for interfacing with Storage Area Network (SANs) or an MPEG video decoder for baseband video capability. Either the Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or MPEG decoder can be installed in the Cisco 510A Content Engine, but not both. (Part numbers CE-510A-80GB-K9 and CE-510A-160GB-K9.)

Cisco CE-565A Content Engine

The Cisco 565A Content Engine requires two internal SCSI hard disks. No additional internal hard disks can be added to the product. For storage expandability and higher caching performance, a Cisco Storage Array 7 can be connected to the Cisco 565A Content Engine SCSI connector. Optionally the Cisco 565A Content Engine can be configured with either a Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for interfacing with Storage Area Network (SANs) or an MPEG video decoder for baseband video capability. Either the Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or MPEG decoder can be installed in the Cisco 565A Content Engine, but not both. (Part numbers CE-565A-72GB-K9 and CE-565A-144GB-K9.)

Through a CLI configuration the Cisco 565A Content Engine can also be a CDM or a Content Router in an ACNS deployment. There is no additional licensing or customer cost to make this change. (See Table 1.)

Cisco CE-7305A Content Engine

The Cisco 7305A Content Engine requires two internal SCSI hard disks. In addition, up to four hard disks can be added to the product for a total of six internal disks. For storage expandability and higher caching performance, a Cisco Storage Array 14 can be connected to the Cisco 7305A Content Engine SCSI connector. Optionally the Cisco 7305A Content Engine can be configured with a Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for interfacing with SANs. (Part number CE-7305A-K9.)

Through a CLI configuration the Cisco 7305A Content Engine can also be a CDM or a Content Router in an ACNS deployment. There is no additional licensing or customer cost to make this change. (See Table 1.)

Cisco CE-7325A Content Engine

The Cisco 7325A Content Engine requires six internal SCSI hard disks. No additional internal hard disks can be added to the product. For storage expandability and higher caching performance, an SA-14 storage array can be connected to the Cisco 7325A Content Engine SCSI connector. Optionally the Cisco 7325A Content Engine can be configured with a Fiber Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) for interfacing with SANs. (Part number CE-7325A-K9.)

Cisco Content Engine Network Modules for 2600, 3600, 3700 Series Routers

Cisco's Content Engine Network Modules for the 2600, 3600, and 3700 Series Routers offer the industry's only router-integrated application and content networking system. Content Engine Network Modules fit into a single network module slot on the Cisco 2600, 3600, and 3700 Series. Available configurations are a 40-gigabyte hard disk, 80-gigabyte hard disk, or SCSI controller. The network module with SCSI controller has no disk drive on-board and requires an external disk array. (Part numbers NM-CE-BP-40G-K9, NM-CE-BP-80G-K9 and NM-CE-BP-SCSI.) For more details, see the Cisco Content Engine Network Modules For 2600/3600/3700 Series Routers data sheet.

Cisco Content Engine Product Function Matrix

A new feature of Cisco ACNS Software starting with version 5.0 is the capability of configuring certain hardware as a content engine, content router, or CDM. All products are ordered and will ship directly from the factory as a content engine. On supported models, the content engine can be changed into a content router or CDM with a command-line interface (CLI) command (Table 1).


Note: The product can only have a single function (content engine, content router, or CDM) and cannot be configured to perform all functions simultaneously. Legacy hardware (Cisco Content Distribution Manager models 4650 and 4630, Content Engine models 507, 560, 590, and 7320, and Content Router-4430) will operate with Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.0+ but cannot be reconfigured, as described in Table 1.


Table 2 lists the hardware platforms supported by Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.0 and higher.

Table 1  Cisco Content Engine Product Function Matrix

 
Cisco NM-CE-BP-X
Cisco CE-510A-K9
Cisco CE-565A-K9
Cisco CE-7305A-K9
Cisco CE-7325A-K9
CDM
   

X

X

 
Content Router
   

X

X

 
Content Engine

X

X

X

X

X


Table 2  Appliance Hardware Platforms Supported by Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.0 and higher 

Supported Hardware Platforms
Descriptions

CE-510A-80GB-K9

CE-510A-160GB-K9

Entry-level edge delivery platform for small branch offices. Configurable only to be a content engine.

CE-565A-72GB-K9

CE-565A-144GB-K9

Mid-range edge delivery platform for regional offices or larger branch offices. Configurable to be a CDM, content router, or content engine.

CE-7305A-K9

High-end data-center delivery platform. Configurable to be a CDM, content router, or content engine.

CE-7325A-K9

Ultra high-end large data-center delivery platform. Configurable only to be a content engine.

SA-7

7-slot Cisco storage array, 7 SCSI-LVD disks, single AC power for Cisco 560, 590, and 7320 content engines; Cisco 4630 and 4650 Content Distribution Managers; Cisco Content Engine Models 565, 7305 and 7325.

SA-14

14-slot Cisco storage array, 14 SCSI-LVD disks, single AC power for Cisco Content Engine models 7305, 7325, 7320, and Cisco Content Distribution Manager 4650.

Hardware Options and Spares

FIBER-CHNL-1PORT (=)

Fiber Channel host bus adapter card for use with Cisco Content Engine models 510, 565, 7305, and 7325.

CE-VIDEO-1P (=)

MPEG video decoder card for use with Cisco Content Engine 510 and Cisco Content Engine 565 to allow for AV output.

CE-510A-DISK-80GB (=)

80-GB IDE disk for Cisco Content Engine 510A.

CE-565A-DISK-36GB (=)

36-GB U160 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine 565A.

CE-565A-DISK-72GB (=)

72-GB U160 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine 565A.

CE-7305A-2HDU3HD

Upgrade option from 2 (default) to 3 x 72-GB U320 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305A.

CE-7305A-2HDU4HD

Upgrade option from 2 (default) to 4 x 72-GB U320 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305A.

CE-7305A-2HDU5HD

Upgrade option from 2 (default) to 5 x 72-GB U320 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305A.

CE-7305A-2HDU6HD

Upgrade option from 2 (default) to 6 x 72-GB U320 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305A.

CE73XXA-DISK-72G=

72-GB U320 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305A and 7325A, spare.

Older Hardware Platforms Part Numbers

CE-510-K9

Entry-level edge delivery platform for small branch offices. Configurable only to be a content engine.

CE-565-K9

Mid-range edge delivery platform for regional offices or larger branch offices. Configurable to be a CDM, content router, or content engine.

CE-7305-K9

High-end data-center delivery platform. Configurable to be a CDM, content router, or content engine.

CE-7325-K9

Ultra high-end large data-center delivery platform. Configurable only to be a content engine.

CE-510-DISK-40GB (=)

40-GB IDE disk for Cisco Content Engine 510.

CE-565-DISK-36GB (=)

36-GB Ultra2 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine 565.

CE73XX-DISK-72GB (=)

72-GB Ultra2 SCSI disk for Cisco Content Engine models 7305 and 7325.

CE-507-K9

Entry-level edge delivery platform for small branch offices.

CE-507AV-CDN-K9

Cisco 507 AV Content Engine plus composite baseband video and audio decoder (NTSC and Phase Altering Line [PAL]).

CE-560-K9

Mid-range edge delivery platform for regional offices or larger branch offices.

CE-560AV-CDN-K9

Cisco 560 Content Engine plus composite baseband video and audio decoder (NTSC and PAL).

CE-590-K9

High-end data-center delivery platform.

CE-590-DC-K9

High-end data-center delivery platform, DC power.

CE-7320-K9

Ultra high-end large data-center or service-provider delivery platform.

CE-7320-DC-K9

Ultra high-end large data-center or service-provider delivery platform, DC power.

CR-4430-K9

Cisco content router for added redundancy to Cisco CDM.

CDM-4630-K9

Entry-level Cisco CDM for small enterprise deployments and departmental pilots.

CDM-4650-K9

High-end Cisco CDM for medium and large enterprise deployments.

SA6-SHF-6DISK-AC

6-slot Cisco storage array, 6 SCSI-LVD disks, single AC power for Cisco 560 and 590 content engines and Cisco 4630 and 4650 content distribution managers.

CE-DISK-18GB-507-X

Extra 18-GB Ultra2 SCSI disk drive for Cisco 507 Content Engine (configurable option).

CDN1-DISK-18GB=

Spare 18-GB Ultra2 SCSI disk drive for Cisco 507 Content Engine.


Table 3 lists the Cisco Content Engine hardware platforms and network modules supported by Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.0 and higher.

Table 3  Network Modules Supported by Cisco ACNS Software Version 5.0 and higher

Supported Hardware Platforms
Descriptions

NM-CE-BP-20G-K9(=)

Content Engine Network Module, basic performance, 20-GB IDE hard disk

NM-CE-BP-40G-K9(=)

Content Engine Network Module, basic performance, 40-GB IDE hard disk

NM-CE-BP-80GB-K9(=)

Content Engine Network Module, basic perfomance, 80-GB IDE hard disk.

NM-CE-BP-SCSI-K9(=)

Content Engine Network Module, basic performance, SCSI controller (requires external SCSI disk array such as the HP DS1200)

EM-CE-20G=

Expansion module, 20-GB IDE, field upgrade

EM-CE-40G=

Expansion module, 40-GB IDE, field upgrade

EM-CE-80GB=

Expansion module, 80-GB IDE, field upgrade

EM-CE-SCSI=

Expansion module, SCSI controller, field upgrade

MEM-CE-256U512D

512 MB dynamic RAM (DRAM) factory upgrade for NM-CE-BP

MEM-CE-256D=

256 MB DRAM field upgrade

MEM-256CF-4.2-K9=

256 MB Compact Flash memory, Cisco ACNS Software Release 4.2 recovery image

MEM-256CF-5.0-K9=

256 MB Compact Flash with ACNS 5.0 recovery image, 3DES


Hardware Specifications

Table 4 lists the hardware platform specifications for Cisco content engines and storage arrays.

Table 4  Hardware Platform Specifications for Cisco Content Engines and Storage Arrays 

 
Cisco CE-510A
Cisco CE-565A
Cisco CE-7305A
Cisco CE-7325A
Cisco SA-7 and Cisco SA-14

CPU

One 2.4 GHz Celeron Northwood processor with 128 KB Layer 2 cache

One 2.4 GHz Celeron Northwood processor with 128 KB Layer 2 cache

One 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Xeon Prestonia processor with 512 KB Layer 2 cache

Two 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Xeon Prestonia processors with 512 KB Layer 2 cache

-

System Bus

400 MHz

400 MHz

533 MHz

533 MHz

-

Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM)

512 MB

1 GB

2 GB

4 GB

-

Maximum System Storage (with Storage Array if Applicable)

160 GB

IDE

396 GB

U320/160 SCSI

936 GB

U320/160 SCSI

936 GB

U320/160 SCSI

252 or 504GB

U160 SCSI

Baseline Internal Storage

80 GB

IDE

72 GB

U160 SCSI

144 GB

U320 SCSI

432 GB

U320 SCSI

252 or 504GB

U160 SCSI

Maximum Internal Storage

160 GB

IDE

144 GB

U160 SCSI

432 GB

U320 SCSI

432 GB

U320 SCSI

252 or 504GB

U160 SCSI

External Storage Array Support

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

-

Network Interfaces

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

Two 10/100/1000BASE-T

-

Flash Memory

128MB

128MB

128MB

128MB

-

MPEG Decoder (Option)

Yes

MPEG-1, 2

DB-15 audio connector

BNC composite video output

7-pin DIN S-video output

Yes

MPEG-1, 2

DB-15 audio connector

BNC composite video output

7-pin DIN S-video output

No

No

-

Fiber Channel Adapter (Optional)

Bus type: fiber-optic media (short-wave 50 micron)

Bus transfer rate: 200 Mbps maximum at half duplex and 400 Mbps at full duplex

Bus type: fiber-optic media (short-wave 50 micron)

Bus transfer rate: 200 Mbps maximum at half duplex and 400 Mbps at full duplex

Bus type: fiber-optic media (short-wave 50 micron)

Bus transfer rate: 200 Mbps maximum at half duplex and 400 Mbps at full duplex

Bus type: fiber-optic media (short-wave 50 micron)

Bus transfer rate: 200 Mbps maximum at half duplex and 400 Mbps at full duplex

-

Power

200W AC

200W AC

2 x 350W Hot-swappable redundant AC

2 x 350W Hot-swappable redundant AC

AC

Rack Units

1RU

1RU

2 RU

2 RU

3 RU

External Connectors

One serial port

One serial port

One Ultra160 SCSI port (dual-channel integrated controller)

One serial port

One Ultra320 SCSI port (dual-channel integrated controller)

One serial port

One Ultra320 SCSI port (dual-channel integrated controller)

One Ultra160 SCSI port (dual-channel integrated controller)

Available PCI Expansion Slots

One 66/100/133-MHz 64-bit PCI-X slot on the system board

One 66/100/133-MHz 64-bit PCI-X slot on the system board

Two 133-MHz 64-bit PCI-X not hot-pluggable

and

Two 100-MHz 64-bit PCI-X not hot-pluggable (low profile)

One 33-MHz 32-bit PCI not hot-pluggable

Two 133-MHz 64-bit PCI-X not hot-pluggable

and

Two 100-MHz 64-bit PCI-X not hot-pluggable (low profile)

One 33-MHz 32-bit PCI not hot-pluggable

-

Height

1.72 in.

(43.7 mm)

1.72 in.

(43.7 mm)

3.36 in.

(85.4 mm)

3.36 in.

(85.4 mm)

5.0 in.

(127.5 mm)

Width

17.3 in.

(440 mm)

17.3 in.

(440 mm)

17.46 in.

(443.5 mm)

17.46 in.

(443.5 mm)

17.5 in.

(444 mm)

Depth

16.75 in.

(425.5 mm)

16.75 in.

(425.5 mm)

27.48 in.

(698.0 mm)

27.48 in.

(698.0 mm)

20.4 in.

(519 mm)

Weight

Maximum weight: 28 lb (12.7 kg)

Maximum weight: 28 lb (12.7 kg)

Maximum weight: 62 lb (28.1 kg)

Maximum weight: 62 lb (28.1 kg)

76 lb (34.5 kg)

Universal Input

Input voltage low range 100-127 VAC

Input voltage high range 200-240 VAC

Input voltage low range 100-127 VAC

Input voltage high range 200-240 VAC

Input voltage low range 100-127 VAC

Input voltage high range 180-265 VAC

Input voltage low range 100-127 VAC

Input voltage high range 180-265 VAC

Input voltage low range 90-136 VAC

Input voltage high range 198-257 VAC

Maximum Power

200W

(115 to 230 VAC)

200W

(115 to 230 VAC)

200W

(115 to 230 VAC)

200W

(115 to 230 VAC)

-

Operating Environment

Operational Temperature

50 to 95°F

(10 to 35°C)

50 to 95°F

(10 to 35°C)

50 to 95°F

(10 to 35°C)

50 to 95°F

(10 to 35°C)

50 to 95°F

(10 to 35°C)

Nonoperational Temperature

-40 to 140ºF

(-40 to 60ºC)

-40 to 140ºF

(-40 to 60ºC)

-40 to 140ºF

(-40 to 60ºC)

-40 to 140ºF

(-40 to 60ºC)

-40 to 140ºF

(-40 to 60ºC)

Humidity

Nonoperating: 8-80%

Nonoperating: 8-80%

Nonoperating: 8-80%

Nonoperating: 8-80%

Nonoperating: 8-80%

Altitude

Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)

Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)

Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)

Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)

Maximum altitude: 2133 m (7000 ft)

Compliance

CE marking

CE marking

CE marking

CE marking

CE marking

Safety

UL 1950

CSA-C22.2 No. 950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

UL 1950

CSA-C22.2 No. 950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

UL 1950

CSA-C22.2 No. 950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

UL 1950

CSA-C22.2 No. 950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

UL 1950

CSA-C22.2 No. 950

EN 60950

IEC 60950

EMC

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A with UTP cables

CISPR22 Class A with UTP cables

ASNZ 3548 Class A with UTP cables

VCCI Class A with UTP cables

EN 55024

EN 50082-1

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A with UTP cables

CISPR22 Class A with UTP cables

ASNZ 3548 Class A with UTP cables

VCCI Class A with UTP cables

EN 55024

EN 50082-1

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A with UTP cables

CISPR22 Class A with UTP cables

ASNZ 3548 Class A with UTP cables

VCCI Class A with UTP cables

EN 55024

EN 50082-1

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A with UTP cables

CISPR22 Class A with UTP cables

ASNZ 3548 Class A with UTP cables

VCCI Class A with UTP cables

EN 55024

EN 50082-1

FCC Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A

ICES-003 Class A

EN 55022 Class A with UTP cables

CISPR22 Class A with UTP cables

ASNZ 3548 Class A with UTP cables

VCCI Class A with UTP cables

EN 55024

EN 50082-1


Cisco Web Cache Control Protocol Support

The Cisco Web Cache Control Protocol (WCCP) is a free feature in Cisco IOS Software that runs on the following Cisco platforms: Cisco 7x00 Series Router; Cisco uBR72xx Universal Broadband Router; Cisco 6400 Series Node Route Processor; Cisco Catalyst 6x00 Multilayer Switch Feature Card; Cisco Catalyst 5x00 Route Switch Module; Cisco AS5800 Access Server; Cisco AS5300 Universal Gateway; Cisco 4x00/M; Cisco MC3810 Multipoint Controller; and Cisco 3600, 2600, 2500, 1700, and 1600 series routers.

WCCP v2 is available in the following and later Cisco IOS Software releases: 12.2, 12.2(x)T, 12.1, 12.0(3+)T, 12.0(11+)S, and 12.1(13)E.

WCCP v1 is available in the following Cisco IOS Software releases: 12.2, 12.2(x)T, 12.1, 12.0, 12.0T, 12.0S, 11.1(18+)CC/CA, and 11.2(13+)P.

Cisco Service and Support Solutions

Cisco support solutions are designed to ensure customer success through the delivery of a suite of proactive solutions. Cisco service and support solutions include planning, design, implementation, operational, and optimization solutions. By including services and support with Cisco equipment purchases, customers instantly gain access to a wealth of resources. Cisco service and support solutions enhance the customer's network investment and reduce the cost of business operations.

Additional Resources

For more information about ordering, visit:

http://www.cisco.com/public/ordering_info.shtml

For more information about the Cisco 2600/3600/3700 Content Engine Network Module, visit:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps282/products_data_sheet09186a008010fb9f.html

For more information about Cisco ACNS Software, visit:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/conntsw/ps491/index.html