The Cisco 3660 leverages the multiservice architecture of the Cisco 2600 and 3600 series platforms, extending those capabilities for use in larger branch-office applications or for telco-managed services as customer premise equipment (CPE). The Cisco 3660 has the versatility to support today's branch and enterprise requirements for data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access applications, and the high-speed connectivity necessary to support the increased bandwidth needs for multiservice applications.
The uniquely modular chassis of the Cisco 3660 is designed with high availability and field service simplicity in mind, making it a robust yet highly cost-effective element in the network over which to deploy mission-critical applications. The Cisco 3660 provides unprecedented versatility with a broad range of available network modules and extensive flexibility with a variety of configurable options for customer-specific applications. The Cisco 3660 uses the same network modules that are available today on the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 multiservice platforms, protecting customer investment, streamlining operations costs associated with sparing of parts, and for training.
Distinguishing features of the Cisco 3660 include integrated power redundancy and module hot-swap capabilities, which provide higher product availability for mission-critical applications. The integrated ports on the motherboard of the Cisco 3660 free up all six network module slots to enable higher densities of LAN/WAN or multiservice aggregation. The additional slots of the Cisco 3660 combined with the expanding capabilities of enhanced network modules enable new business applications, such as higher densities of packetized voice aggregation and branch-office Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) access ranging from T1/E1 Inverse Multiplexing for ATM (IMA) to OC-3 speeds.
- Six expansion slots for network module support
- Two advanced integration module (AIM) slots for hardware acceleration and increased processing power
- Chassis support for redundant AC or DC power supplies
- One AUX port
- One console port
- Two personal computer memory card international association (PCMCIA) card slots for software and configuration backup
Figure 1 Cisco 3660 Multiservice Platform
The Cisco 3660 can be ordered with either one or two Fast Ethernet ports and provides hot-swap capability of like-to-like network modules and for redundant power supplies, ensuring high availability. Rear-access cabling allows easy connectivity, and a modular design allows easier servicing of field-replaceable units (FRUs).
Robust network management capability for the Cisco 3660 is achieved using the CiscoWorks, CiscoView, and CiscoView Stack Management Interface applications. The same applications are used to manage a large number of Cisco products that have already been deployed in existing networks, presenting network support personnel a familiar look and feel.
One of the key benefits of the Cisco 3660 is that it runs Cisco IOS® software, the operating system deployed in most of the Internet backbone equipment around the world. The feature richness of Cisco IOS software becomes immediately available to customers who deploy the Cisco 3660, allowing them to enable a variety of applications to fulfill their growing business needs.
- Density and performanceThe Cisco 3660 multiservice platform with integrated ports, and six expansion slots, enables new business applications such as higher densities of packetized voice aggregation and branch-office ATM access ranging from T1/E1 IMA to OC-3.
- High-availability designRedundant AC and DC power supply options on the Cisco 3660 deliver a robust platform for mission-critical applications. Furthermore, hot swap of like-to-like network modules (NMs) and power supplies facilitates greater uptime in a high-availability environment.
- Data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access integrationThe Cisco 3660 allows customers to support the widest breadth of applications on a single platform, including data, voice, video, and hybrid dial access integration. Aggregation of applications on a single platform significantly streamlines operations and networking costs by simplifying support and manageability of branch-office networking requirements. Today there are more than 60 different network modules that can be used in these slots, providing unmatched versatility.
- Investment protectionThe Cisco 3660 shares modular interfaces with the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series platforms, simplifying network support requirements, enabling economies of scale, minimizing training costs, and providing customer-specific options to fulfill today's and tomorrow's small, medium-sized, and large branch- office needs. Furthermore, the ability of the Cisco 3660 to support field-upgradable modular components enables customers to easily change network interfaces or other components without a "forklift upgrade" of the entire remote branch-office solution.
- Lower cost of ownershipIntegrating the functions of built-in data service unit/channel service unit (CSU/DSUs), ISDN network termination (NTI) devices, and other equipment found in branch-office wiring closets provides a space-saving, cost-effective solution that can be managed remotely using network management applications such as CiscoWorks and CiscoView.
- Modular architecture that offers a huge selection of LAN and WAN interfaces and provides easy customization for individual needs and the flexibility for network modules to be added on a "pay-as-you-grow" basis.
- A variety of interfaces with feeds and speeds ranging from 300-bps async up to ATM OC-3 provide connectivity to IP, ATM, Frame, and TDM networks and will support the needs of any large enterprise branch-office environment. A full description of these interfaces is provided in Table 2.
- Facilitates the consolidation of high-density digital voice interfaces with additional functionality, providing a very cost-effective solution. For example, a typical branch office could use the Cisco 3660 to consolidate the following:
- WAN interface cards and network modules are shared with the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series multiservice platforms, reducing the cost of maintaining inventory of modular components and lowering training costs for support personnel.
- All parts are field upgradable, allowing quick, easy, and low-cost maintenance.
- A high-performance RISC architecture provides up to 120 Kpps of fast switching capability or up to 12 Kpps of process switching capabilities.
- Supports two AIM slots, which can be used to provide hardware acceleration and additional processing power for emerging applications as network needs evolve.
- Support for ATM T1/E1 IMA to OC-3 interfaces provides great flexibility and higher bandwidth for branch office to regional office connectivity, enabling support for emerging applications.
- Redundant AC or DC power supply options provide continuous operation capability for high-availability environments.
- Allows for hot swap of like-to-like network modules without the disruption of traffic on other interfaces.
- Provides full diagnostics and error reporting on all major components of the chassis including power supply, main board, backplane, and fans.
- Dual-bank Flash memory allows a backup copy of Cisco IOS software to be stored in Flash memory for reduced downtime.
- LED status indicators provide at-a-glance indications for interface activity status, system status, and individual power-supply status.
- Support for CiscoWorks, CiscoWorks2000, and CiscoView allows simplified management of all integrated components on the Cisco 3660 and provides consistent network management along with other Cisco devices in the network.
- Enhanced setup feature, which provides context-sensitive questions, guiding the user through the configuration process and allowing faster deployment.
- Auto install configures remote units automatically across a WAN connection to save the cost of sending technical staff to remote sites.
- Support for the Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP), which enables a CiscoWorks network management station to automatically discover the Cisco 3660 in a network topology.
- All network interfaces are located on the rear of the unit for simplified installation and cable management.
- Uniquely modular and easy-to-open chassis design allows fast and easy access for installing upgrading, or field replacement and service of a variety of system components (field-replaceable component design).
- WAN optimizationSupport for dial-on-demand routing (DDR) and dial backup, as well as protocol spoofing and snapshot routing, help reduce unnecessary WAN traffic. Furthermore, data compression over ATM, Frame Relay, dedicated leased-line networks, and dial networks further reduce WAN costs and increase effective bandwidth.
- Quality of service (QoS)Features such as the resource reservation protocol (RSVP), protocol independent multicast (PIM), generic traffic shaping, committed access rate (CAR), custom and priority queuing, and weighted fair queuing (WFQ) ensure a consistent QoS for new applications such as teleconferencing over the WAN.
- Dial accessSupport for the most complete set of access protocols of any access server in the industry, including, point-to-point protocol (PPP), multilink PPP (MP), integrated analog and digital modems, 56 Kbps/V.90, dial-out and fax-out, and modem over basic rate interface (BRI), R2, and channel associated signaling (CAS) signaling.
- SecurityCisco IOS software firewall feature set, data encryption standard (DES), and 3DES data encryption, tunneling, extended access lists, violation logging, Remote Access Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), Kerberos V, and TACACS+ with authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) are supported.
- Voice signalingCisco IOS software offers a robust set of signaling features for packet telephony applications foreign exchange station (FXS), foreign exchange office (FXO) with Wink, Immediate and Delay start, (E&M) with Ground or Loop start, and Basic Rate Interface (BRI) signaling are some of the variants offered today, with ISDN Primary Rate Interface (PRI) and other common channel signaling variants planned for the future.
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As new world networking capabilities change the landscape of the enterprise network, the Cisco 3660 provides a platform that helps customers future-proof their investment by providing higher densities, greater performance, and more expansion capabilities to meet their network requirements. Designed for higher-availability environments with power redundancy and network module hot-swap capability, the Cisco 3660 offers a single platform for integration of all large branch-office networking requirements. Sharing existing interface cards the Cisco 1600, 1700, 2600, and 3600 series multiservice platforms allows customers to further leverage their existing investments hardware and training, lowering their overall costs.
Table 1 System Specifications
|Cisco 3660 Series|
|Network Module Slots|
|Advanced Integration Module Slots|
|Onboard LAN Ports|
|Console and Auxiliary Ports (up to115.2 kbps)|
|Dual Type II PCMCIA Card Slots|
Table 2 Cisco 3660 Network Modules, Product Numbers, and Descriptions
Table 3 Cables for Network Modules
|Network Modular Type||Electrical Interface||Product Number||Length||Connector Gender|
|NM-4A/S NM-8A/S (Up to 115.2 Async
or 128 Kbps Async) NM-4T WIC-IT
Table 4 Technical Specifications
|AC Input Voltage|
|AC Input Current|
|DC Input Voltage|
|DC Input Current|
|Noise Level (Maximum)|
The Cisco 3660 conforms to a number of different safety, EMI, immunity and network homologation standards. Details of the regulatory specifications can be found at http://www.cisco.com/public/Support_root.shtml.