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Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms Data Sheet

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The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms are best-of-breed, 5G-ready, cloud edge platforms designed for accelerated services, multi-layer security, cloud-native agility, and edge intelligence to accelerate your journey to cloud.

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Cisco® Catalyst® 8300 Series Edge Platforms (Catalyst 8300) with Cisco IOS® XE SD-WAN Software deliver Cisco’s secure, cloud-scale SD-WAN solution for the branch. The Catalyst 8300 Series is purpose-built for high performance and integrated SD-WAN Services along with flexibility to deliver security and networking services together from the cloud or on premises. It provides higher WAN port density and a redundant power supply capability. The Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms have a wide variety of interface options to choose from—ranging from lower and higher module density with backward compatibility to a variety of existing WAN, LAN, voice, and compute modules. Powered by Cisco IOS XE, fully programmable software architecture, and API support, these platforms can facilitate automation at scale to achieve zero-touch IT capability while migrating workloads to the cloud. Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms also come with Trustworthy Solutions 2.0 infrastructure that secures the platforms against threats and vulnerabilities with integrity verification and remediation of threats.

The Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms are well suited for medium-sized and large enterprise branch offices for high WAN IPSec performance with integrated SD-WAN services.

Product overview

Product highlights

Table 1.             Product highlights

Product feature

Benefits and description

Multicore processors

  Intel x86 CPU with 8-GB memory default (up to 32 GB memory upgrade)
  High-performance multicore processors support high-speed WAN connections.
  Dynamic core allocation architecture that can leverage data plane cores for I/O and service plane as per-user configuration.

Embedded IPsec VPN hardware acceleration

  Up to 5 Gbps of IPSec Internet Mix (IMIX) traffic
  Increases scalability for IPSec throughput needs for medium- and large-sized branches
  SSL and crypto hardware acceleration

Integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports

  Provides 6 built-in 10/100/1000/10G Ethernet ports for WAN or LAN
  All platforms have at least 2 Ethernet ports that can support Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP or SFP+) based connectivity in addition to 4 RJ-45 connections, enabling fiber or copper connectivity.

DRAM

  All Catalyst 8300 platforms have 8G default DRAM and can be upgraded to 16G and 32G for higher scale and performance.

Flash memory support

  All Catalyst 8300 platforms have an integrated on-board 8G flash and it is not upgradeable. M.2 storage provides upgrade options.

M.2 storage

  All the Catalyst 8300 models ship with default 16G M.2 USB for SD-WAN logging and additional storage on the platform. It can be upgraded to 32G M.2 USB and 600G M.2 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)

Default dual power supplies

  All Catalyst 8300 platforms will ship with default dual power supplies for power supply redundancy.
  DC, Power over Ethernet (PoE), and high-voltage DC (HVDC) options are available on all models.
  PoE ports can be added in both the Network Interface Module (NIM) and Service Module (SM) slots, which will need a PoE Power supply.

Modularity and form factor

  1RU and 2RU form factor
  Supports SM, NIM, and Pluggable Interface Module (PIM) slots

Integrated security

  Hardware-anchored Secure Boot and Secure Unique Device Identification (SUDI) support for Plug and Play to verify the identity of the hardware and software

Platform details

Models and configurations

Figures 1 through 4 highlight the different models included in the Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms.

C8300-2N2S-4T2X platform with 2 SM and 2 NIM slots

Figure 1.            

C8300-2N2S-4T2X platform with 2 SM and 2 NIM slots and 2 x 10-Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (C8300 2RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-2N2S-6T platform with 2 SM and 2 NIM slots

Figure 2.            

C8300-2N2S-6T platform with 2 SM and 2 NIM slots and 6 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (C8300 2RU w/ 1G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-4T2X platform with 1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot

Figure 3.            

C8300-1N1S-4T2X platform with 1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot and 2 x 10-Gigabit Ethernet and 4 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (C8300 1RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-6T platform with 1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot

Figure 4.            

C8300-1N1S-6T platform with 1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot and 6 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (C8300 1RU w/ 1G WAN)

Tables 2 and 3 detail platform specifications and performance, respectively.

Table 2.             Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series specifications

Model

Description

10G port density

1G port density

Slots

Memory (DRAM) default

Storage (M.2 SSD) default

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

C8300 2RU w/ 10G WAN

(2 SM and 2 NIM slots, and
2 x 10-Gigabit Ethernet and
4 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports)

2

4

2 SM

2 NIM

1 PIM

8 GB

16 GB

C8300-2N2S-6T

C8300 2RU w/ 1G WAN

(2 SM and 2 NIM slots, and
6 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports)

-

6

2 SM

2 NIM

1 PIM

8 GB

16 GB

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

C8300 1RU w/ 10G WAN

(1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot, and
2 x 10-Gigabit Ethernet and
4 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports)

2

4

1 SM

1 NIM

1 PIM

8 GB

16 GB

C8300-1N1S-6T

C8300 1RU w/ 1G WAN

(1 SM slot and 1 NIM slot, and
6 x 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports)

-

6

1 SM

1 NIM

1 PIM

8 GB

16 GB

Platform performance

Table 3a         Cisco controller mode (SD-WAN) performance specifications

Feature

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

(2RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

(1RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-2N2S-6T

(2RU w/ 1G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-6T

(1RU w/ 1G WAN)

SD-WAN IPsec Throughput (1400Bytes, clear text)

Up to 18Gbps

Up to 15Gbps

Up to 1.9Gbps

Up to 1.9Gbps

SD-WAN IPsec Throughput (IMIX*, clear text**)

5Gbps

4.3Gbps

1.75Gbps

1.75Gbps

SD-WAN Overlay Tunnels scale

6000

6000

6000

6000

* IMIX is average packet size of 352 Bytes packet size
**Based on clear text traffic measurement from traffic generator

Table 3b         Cisco autonomous mode (non SD-WAN) performance specifications

Feature

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

(2RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

(1RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-2N2S-6T

(2RU w/ 1G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-6T

(1RU w/ 1G WAN)

IPv4 Forwarding Throughput (1400Bytes)

Up to 19.7Gbps

Up to 19.7Gbps

Up to 19.7Gbps

Up to 19.7Gbps

IPsec Throughput (1400Bytes, clear text**)

Up to 18.8Gbps

Up to 15.8Gbps

Up to 1.9Gbps

Up to 1.9Gbps

Number of IPsec SVTI Tunnels

4000

4000

4000

4000

**Based on clear text traffic measurement from traffic generator

Table 3c         Cisco autonomous mode (non SD-WAN) system scalability

Feature

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

(2RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

(1RU w/ 10G WAN)

C8300-2N2S-6T

(2RU w/ 1G WAN)

C8300-1N1S-6T

(1RU w/ 1G WAN)

Number of ACLs per system

4000

4000

4000

4000

Number of IPv4 ACEs per system

72K

72K

72K

72K

Number of IPv4 Routes

1.6M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.6M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.6M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.6M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

Number of IPv6 Routes

1.5M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.5M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.5M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

1.5M w/ default 8GB, up to 4M w/ 32GB

Number of Queues

16K

16K

16K

16K

Number of NAT Sessions

1.2M w/ default 8GB, up to 2M w/ 32GB

1.2M w/ default 8GB, up to 2M w/ 32GB

1.2M w/ default 8GB, up to 2M w/ 32GB

1.2M w/ default 8GB, up to 2M w/ 32GB

Number of Firewall Sessions

512K

512K

512K

512K

Number of VRFs

4000

4000

4000

4000

Overall platform benefits

Accelerated services with Cisco Software-Defined WAN

Cisco SD-WAN is a set of intelligent software services that allow you to connect users, devices, and branch office locations reliably and securely across a diverse set of WAN transport links. Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms can dynamically route traffic across the “best” link based on up-to-the-minute application and network conditions for great application experiences. You get tight control over application performance, bandwidth usage, data privacy, and availability of your WAN links—control you need as your branches conduct greater volumes of mission-critical business with both on-premises and cloud controllers.

Application performance optimization

Ensure that SD-WAN networks meet Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) and maintain strong performance, even if network problems occur. With branch multi-cloud access, you can accelerate your SaaS applications with a simple template push from the SD-WAN controller. Features like Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) optimization, forward error correction, and packet duplication help application performance for a better user experience.

Multi-layer security

You can now move your traditional and complex WAN networks to a more agile software-defined WAN with integrated security. The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge platforms connect branch offices to the Internet and cloud, with industry-leading protection against major web attacks. Secure Direct Internet Access (DIA) to the branches helps optimize branch workloads for improved performance, specifically for cloud-hosted applications. At the same time, DIA ensures your branch is protected from external threats.

Unified communications:

The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Edge platforms offer rich voice services in both SD-WAN and traditional IOS-XE software feature stacks. Cisco is the only SDWAN vendor to natively integrate analog/digital IP directly into single CPE reducing Capex and Opex costs. In SD-WAN mode, the Catalyst 8300 Series also prevent internal and external outages using SRST enabling Branch router to assume role of call control PBX for Telephony survivability. They also continue to support the long list of traditional IOS-XE voice use cases like Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE), Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Session Border Controller, SRST, ISDN and Voice over IP.

Cloud-native agility with a programmable software architecture

Cisco continues to offer a feature-rich traditional IOS-XE routing stack on the Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms. IP Routing, IPSec, Quality of Service (QoS), firewall, Network Address Translation (NAT), Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), Flexible NetFlow (FNF), and many other features are part of Cisco IOS-XE, a fully programmable software architecture with API support and a wide variety of protocols and configurations. With an integrated software image and a single binary file, you can now choose between Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN and IOS XE. And easily move from one to the other when you choose to do so.

5G-ready

The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms are built for future 5G networks. With higher throughputs with CAT18 LTE and 5G, WAN networks are looking at wireless WAN as primary transports for different use cases. These platforms will support both integrated pluggable modules as well as external cellular gateway modules with LTE/5G capability for improved throughputs that address all of those use cases. Based on a specific branch’s direct line of sight and cellular coverage, either integrated or external gateway can be chosen for that particular situation.

Interface flexibility

Switch ports

We are introducing a Unified Access Data Plane (UADP)-based 22-port and 50-port Layer 2 switch module for the Catalyst 8300 Series. The edge platform can be a branch-in-a-box solution with this integrated switch module with 1G, Cisco Multigigabit Technology (mGig), and 10G ports for downstream switches and devices. The 22-port Layer-2 module is a single-wide module that can be used on both the 1RU and 2RU platforms. The 50-port Layer-2 module is a double-wide module that can be used on the 2RU platforms.

Cisco UCS-E compute

The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms will support the Cisco UCS-E M3 modules for branch compute needs. We support both Cisco and third-party Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on the Cisco Enterprise NFV Infrastructure Software (NFVIS) hypervisor running on the UCS-E compute blade server. Cisco UCS-E M3 modules have 6-, 8-, and 12-core options to choose from based on the number of VNFs that need to be run at the branch.

Voice modules

The Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms will continue to support a variety of voice modules for the different voice needs at the branch. Voice module examples include Foreign Exchange Station (FXS), Foreign Exchange Office (FXO), Digital Signal Processor (DSP), etc.

Supported modules

Table 4.             Modules supported on Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms

Product number

Description

Ethernet WAN modules

C-NIM-1X

Cisco NIM module 1-port 10G SFP/SFP+ with MACSec

LAN modules

NIM-ES2-4

Cisco 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch NIM

NIM-ES2-8

Cisco 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch NIM

NIM-ES2-8-P

Cisco 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch NIM with PoE support

C-SM-16P4M2X

Cisco 22-port Catalyst L2 switch module with UADP ASIC

C-SM-40P4M2X

Cisco 50-port Catalyst L2 switch module with UADP ASIC

Compute modules

UCS-E160S-M3/K9

UCS-E, single-wide, Intel Broadwell 6-core CPU; up to 64 GB RAM, 1-2 HDD

UCS-E180D-M3/K9

UCS-E, double-wide, Intel Broadwell 8-core CPU; up to 128 GB RAM, 1-4 HDD

UCS-E1120D-M3/K9

UCS-E, double-wide, Intel Broadwell 12-core CPU; up to 128 GB RAM, 1-4 HDD

Voice modules

NIM-2FXO

2-port FXO NIM

NIM-4FXO

4-port FXO NIM

NIM-2FXSP

2-port FXS NIM

NIM-4FXSP

4-port FXS NIM

NIM-2FXSP/4FXOP

2-port FXS and 4-port FXO NIM

NIM-4E/M

4-port E/M NIM

NIM-2BRI-NT/TE

2-port BRI (NT and TE) NIM

NIM-4BRI-NT/TE

4-port BRI (NT and TE) NIM

SM-X-8FXS/12FXO

8-port FXS and 12-port FXO single-wide service module

SM-X-16FXS/2FXO

16-port FXS and 2-port FXO single-wide service module

SM-X-24FXS/4FXO

24-port FXS and 4-port FXO single-wide service module

SM-X-72FXS

72-port FXS double-wide service module

NIM-PVDM-32

32-channel Voice DSP NIM Module

NIM-PVDM-64

64-channel Voice DSP NIM Module

NIM-PVDM-128

128-channel Voice DSP NIM Module

NIM-PVDM-256

256-channel Voice DSP NIM Module

SM-X-PVDM-3000

3080-channel high-density voice DSP module

SM-X-PVDM-2000

2048-channel high-density voice DSP module

SM-X-PVDM-1000

1024-channel high-density voice DSP module

SM-X-PVDM-500

768-channel high-density voice DSP module

NIM-1MFT-T1/E1

1-port multiflex trunk voice/clear-channel data T1/E1 module

NIM-2MFT-T1/E1

2-port multiflex trunk voice/clear-channel data T1/E1 module

NIM-4MFT-T1/E1

4-port multiflex trunk voice/clear-channel data T1/E1 module

NIM-8MFT-T1/E1

8-port multiflex trunk voice/clear-channel data T1/E1 module

DSL/broadband

NIM-VAB-A

Multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL/2/2+ NIM Annex A

NIM-VA-B

Multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL/2/2+ NIM Annex B

NIM-VAB-M

Multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL/2/2+ NIM Annex M

NIM-4SHDSL-EA

Multi-mode G.SHDSL NIM

Channelized T1/E1 and ISDN PRI

NIM-1CE1T1-PRI

1-port Multiflex trunk voice/channelized data T1/E1 module

NIM-2CE1T1-PRI

2-port Multiflex trunk voice/channelized data T1/E1 module

NIM-8CE1T1-PRI

8-port Multiflex trunk voice/channelized data T1/E1 module

Serial WAN interface

SM-X-1T3/E3

1-port clear-channel T3/E3 service module

NIM-1T

1-port serial high-speed WAN interface card

NIM-2T

2-port serial high-speed WAN interface card

NIM-4T

4-port serial high-speed WAN interface card

Async WAN interface

NIM-16A

16-port Asynchronous Module

NIM-24A

24-port Asynchronous Module

Wireless WAN (LTE)

P-LTEAP18-GL

4G/CAT18 LTE Advanced Pro Pluggable - Global

P-LTEA-EA

4G/CAT6 LTE Advanced Pluggable for North American and Europe

P-LTEA-LA

4G/ CAT6 LTE Advanced Pluggable for APAC, ANZ, and LATAM

NIM-LTEA-EA

LTE Advanced for Europe and North America

NIM-LTEA-LA

LTE Advanced for Asia Pacific, Australia and LATAM

Memory, storage, and accessory options

Table 5.             Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series memory, storage, and accessory options

Product number

Description

MEM-C8300-8GB

Cisco C8300 Edge Platform - 8 GB Memory

MEM-C8300-16GB

Cisco C8300 Edge Platform - 16GB Memory

MEM-C8300-32GB

Cisco C8300 Edge Platform - 32GB Memory

M2USB-16G

Cisco C8000 Edge Platform - 16G M.2 USB SSD Storage

M2USB-32G

Cisco C8000 Edge Platform - 32G M.2 USB SSD Storage

SSD-M2NVME-600G

Cisco C8000 Edge Platform - 600G M.2 NVMe SSD Storage

C8300-RM-19-1R

Cisco C8300 1RU Edge Platform - Rack Mount kit - 19"

C8300-RM-23-1R

Cisco C8300 1RU Edge Platform - Rack Mount kit - 23"

C8300-RM-19-2R

Cisco C8300 2RU Edge Platform - Rack Mount kit - 19"

C8300-RM-23-2R

Cisco C8300 2RU Edge Platform - Rack Mount kit - 23"

C8300-WM-1R

Cisco C8300 1RU Edge Platform – Wall Mount Kit

C8300-FAN-1R

Cisco C8300 1RU Edge Platform - Fan Tray Assembly

C8300-FAN-2R

Cisco C8300 2RU Edge Platform Fan Tray Assembly

C-RFID-1R

Cisco C8300 1RU Edge Platform - RFID

C-RFID-2R

Cisco C8300 2RU Edge Platform - RFID

C8300-SM-BLANK

Cisco C8300 SM Blank

C8300-NIM-BLANK

Cisco C8300 NIM Blank

C8300-PIM-BLANK

Cisco C8300 PIM Blank

The fan tray is shipped default with the Cisco Catalyst 8300 Edge Series Platforms.

Optics and transceivers modules

Find a full list of optics and transceivers here.

Resiliency and high availability

Platform redundancy is critical for branch operations, as any downtime has direct impact to a customer’s business. To address that priority, Cisco makes a dual power supply default on all the Catalyst 8300 platforms to ensure that there is always a backup power supply module in case the primary power supply fails.

Power supplies

Table 6.             Cisco Catalyst 8300 1RU edge platform power supply specifications

Power supply feature

PWR-CC1-250WAC

PWR-CC1-500WAC

PWR-CC1-400WDC

PWR-CC1-400WHV

Power maximum rating

250W

500W

PoE (Yes)

PoE Budget: 250W

400W

400W

Input-voltage range and frequency

100 to 240 VAC

50 – 60 Hz

100 to 240 VAC

50 – 60 Hz

DC: -40 to -72V

DC: 240 – 380V

Power supply efficiency

80 Plus Silver

80 Plus Silver

85 %

80 Plus Platinum

Input current

3A – 1.25A

6 A – 2.5A

13 A – 7.25 A

1.75 A – 1.1 A

Output ratings

12V 21A

12V 21A

54 V – 4.5 A

12 V 33.5 A

12V 54A

Output holdup time

20ms

20ms

2 ms

20ms

Power supply input receptacles

IEC 320 C14

IEC 320 C14

Terminal block

Saf-D-Grid

Power cord rating

5A

10A

15 A # 14 wire

5A

Table 7.             Cisco Catalyst 8300 2RU edge platform power supply specifications

Power supply feature

PWR-CC1-650WAC

PWR-CC1-1000WAC

PWR-CC1-650WDC

Power maximum rating

650W

1000W

PoE (Yes)

PoE Budget: 250W

650W

Input-voltage range and frequency

100 to 240 VAC

50 – 60 Hz

100 to 240 VAC

50 – 60 Hz

DC: -40 to -72V

Power supply efficiency

80 Plus Gold

80 Plus Gold

80 Plus Gold

Input current

7.2 A – 3 A

11.5 A – 4.63 A

18 A – 10 A

Output ratings

12V 54A

12V 83A

12 V54 A

Output holdup time

20ms

20ms

4 ms

Power supply input receptacles

IEC 320 C14

IEC 320 C14

Terminal block

Power cord rating

10A

12A

20 A # 14 wire

RFID tags: Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms have an embedded RFID tag that holds Serial Number and Product ID for easy asset and inventory management using commercial RFID readers. The RFID tag is external and can be easily removed if needed or can be unselected at the time of ordering.

Software requirements

Cisco DNA Software for the Catalyst 8300 Series offers comprehensive solutions for enterprise branch networks.

Table 8.             Catalyst 8300 Series minimum software requirements

Platform Product ID (PID)

Description

Minimum software requirement

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

C8300-2N2S-6T

C8300-1N1S-6T

Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms

Cisco IOS XE Software Release 17.3.2

Table 9a.        Software features and protocols for autonomous mode

Feature

Description

Protocols

IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Routing Information Protocol Versions 1 and 2 (RIP and RIPv2), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol Version 3 (IGMPv3), Protocol Independent Multicast Sparse Mode (PIM SM), PIM Source-Specific Multicast (SSM), Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), Cisco Discovery Protocol, Encapsulated Remote Switched Port Analyzer (ERSPAN), Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements (IPSLA), Call Home, Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Access Control Lists (ACL), Ethernet Virtual Connections (EVC), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Frame Relay, DNS, Locator ID Separation Protocol (LISP), Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP), RADIUS, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA), Application Visibility and Control (AVC), Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), IPv4-to-IPv6 Multicast, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPN, IPsec, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol Version 3 (L2TPv3), Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), IEEE 802.1ag, and IEEE 802.3ah

Encapsulations

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol (MLPPP), Frame Relay, Multilink Frame Relay (MLFR) (FR.15 and FR.16), High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), Serial (RS-232, RS-449, X.21, V.35, and EIA-530), and PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)

Traffic management

Quality of Service (QoS), Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), Hierarchical QoS, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), Performance Routing (PfR), and Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)

Cryptographic algorithms

Encryption: DES, 3DES, AES-128 or AES-256 (in CBC and GCM modes)

Authentication: RSA (748/1024/2048 bit), ECDSA (256/384 bit)

Integrity: MD5, SHA, SHA-256, SHA-384, SHA-512

Unified Communication

Call Admission Control (CAC), Cisco Unified Boarder Element(CUBE), Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), Dialer, ISDN, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), RADIUS, RFC4040 based Clear Channel codec signaling with SIP, Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP), RTP Control Protocol (RTCP), Service Advertisement Framework(SAF), Session Border Controller(SBC), Session Initiation Protocol for VoIP(SIP), Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol(SRTP), Voice over Frame Relay (FRF.11), Voice Over IP and Voice modules

Table 9b.        Software features and protocols for controller mode

Feature

Description

Core Features

IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), BoGateway Protocol (BGP), Overlay Management Protocol (OMP), Application Aware Routing (AAR), Traffic EngineerinService Insertion, zero-trust, whitelisting, tamper-proof module, DTLS/TLS, IPsec, classification, prioritization, low latequeuing, remarking, shaping, scheduling, policing, mirroring, Multicast IPv4 Support, Service advertisement and inserpolicy, SNMP, NTP, DNS client, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), DHCP client, DHCP server, DHCP relaarchival, syslog, SSH, SCP, Cflowd v10 IPFIX export, IPv6 for transport-side, VRRP, MPLS, NAT (DIA, Service-side, soverload/PAT, NAT64, etc), NAT pools, split DNS, Access Control Lists (ACL), Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFNetconf over SSH, CLI, NTP server support, BFD with service-side BGP, BGP community propagation to OMP, 6 SLAfor AAR, Trustsec/SDA (Inline SGT propagation), custom app with SD-AVC, multicast AAR, dynamic on-demand tunnSM, OSPFv3, route policies, Multi-VRF support

Encapsulations

Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), Ethernet, 802.1q VLAN

Application Experience

Quality of service (QoS), Forward Error Correction (FEC), COS Marking, Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED)Hierarchical QoS, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), Software Defined AVisibility and Control (SD-AVC), per tunnel QoS, Cloud onRamp for SaaS, Enhanced Office 365 traffic steering, DirecAccess, Flexible Netflow (FnF)

Cryptographic Algorithms

Encryption: AES-256 (in CBC and GCM modes), Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Cisco PKI

Authentication: AAA, RSA (2048 bit), ESP-256-CBC, HMAC-SHA1, ECDSA (256/384 bit)

Integrity: SHA-1, SHA-2

Security

Built-in end-to-end segmentation (VPNs), ZBFW, PKI, Cisco DNA Layeer Security, Snort IPS/IDS, URL Filtering, Advanced Protection(AMP), ThreatGrid(TG), ALG for ZBFW

Unified Communication

Cube Connector, SRST, Voice Modules

Licensing

All Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms are offered only with a Cisco DNA Software subscription, Enterprise Agreement, and Managed Service Licensing Agreement (MSLA). For more details, refer to this licensing guide.

Cisco DNA stack:

      Cisco DNA Essentials

      Cisco DNA Advantage

      Cisco DNA Premier

Network stack:

      Network Essentials

      Network Advantage

Specifications

Table 10.          Mechanical specifications

Description

Specification

Part number

C8300-2N2S-4T2X

C8300-2N2S-6T

C8300-1N1S-4T2X

C8300-1N1S-6T

Dimensions (H x W x D)

3.5 in. x 17.25 in. x 18.52 in.

1.73 in. x 17.50 in. x 16.25 in.

Rack Units (RU)

2RU

1RU

Chassis weight with 2X AC power supplies and fan tray

40 lbs

20 lbs

Input voltage

AC: 85 to 264 VAC

DC: -40 to 72V; 48V nominal

Operating temperature

32 to 104°F

(0 to 40°C)

Storage temperature

-40 to 150°F

(-40 to 70°C)

Relative humidity operating and nonoperating noncondensing

Ambient (noncondensing) operating: 5 to 85%

Ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage: 5 to 95%

Altitude

0 to 10,000 feet

(0 to 3050 meters)

Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

710,300 hours

536,060 hours

Table 11.          Safety and compliance

Description

Specification

Safety certifications

UL 60950-1

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

EN 60950-1

IEC 60950-1

AS/NZS 60950-1

IEC/EN 60825 Laser Safety

FDA: Code of Federal Regulations Laser Safety

EMC (Emissions)

47 CFR Part 15 Class A

ICES 003 Class A

AS/NZS CISPR 32 Class A

CISPR 32 Class A

EN55032 Class A

VCCI-CISPR 32 Class A

CNS-13438 Class A

KN32 Class A

IEC/EN 61000-3-2: Power Line Harmonics

IEC/EN 61000-3-3: Voltage Fluctuations and Flicker

EMC (Immunity)

IEC/EN-61000-4-2: Electrostatic Discharge Immunity

IEC/EN-61000-4-3: Radiated Immunity

IEC/EN-61000-4-4: Electrical Fast Transient Immunity

IEC/EN-61000-4-5: Surge AC, DC, and Signal Ports

IEC/EN-61000-4-6: Immunity to Conducted Disturbances

IEC/EN-61000-4-8: Power Frequency Magnetic Field Immunity

IEC/EN-61000-4-11: Voltage DIPS, Short Interruptions, and Voltage Variations

KN35

EMC (ETSI/EN)

EN300 386: Telecommunications Network Equipment (EMC)

EN55032: Multimedia Equipment (Emissions)

EN55024: Information Technology Equipment (Immunity)

EN55035: Multimedia Equipment (Immunity)

EN61000-6-1: Generic Immunity Standard

Services

Cisco Customer Experience Support Services for Catalyst 8000 platforms and Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing

This section discusses the Cisco Support Services available for Catalyst 8000 platforms and associated Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing, as well as optional Support Service offers.

      Catalyst 8000 platforms: Cisco Solution Support is the default and recommended Cisco Support Service. However, Cisco Solution Support is not mandatory; it can be removed or replaced with another Cisco support service or partner service per the customer’s preference.

      Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing: Cisco Solution Support is the default Cisco support service. However, Cisco Solution Support is not mandatory; the customer may choose to use the Cisco Subscription Embedded Software Support included with the purchase of this software.

Note:      

      When Solution Support is selected, it must be ordered on both the Catalyst 8000 platform and Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing for complete customer entitlement to this premium support service.

      SD-WAN and Routing, with both Solution Support or Cisco Subscription Embedded Software Support, customers are entitled to maintenance releases and software updates for Cisco DNA SD-WAN and Routing software only. The support for the Catalyst 8000 platform’s OS and network stack, along with OS updates, is covered by the support contract on the Catalyst 8000 platform.

Cisco Solution Support is a premium support purpose-built for today’s multiproduct, multivendor network environments and provides:

      A primary point of contact centralizing support across a solution deployment

      Solution, product, and interoperability expertise

      No requirement for customers to isolate their issue to a product to open a case

      30-minute service  response objective for Severity 1 and 2 cases

      Prioritized case handling over product support cases

      Product support team coordination (Cisco and Solution Support Alliance Partners)

      Accountability for multiproduct, multivendor issue management from first call to resolution, no matter where the issue resides

Learn more about Cisco Solution Support at www.cisco.com/go/solutionsupport

Cisco Subscription Embedded Software Support includes:

      Access to support and troubleshooting via online tools and web case submission. Case severity or escalation guidelines are not applicable.

      Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) access 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to assist by telephone, or web case submission and online tools with application software use and troubleshooting issues.

      Access to www.cisco.com, providing helpful technical and general information on Cisco products, as well as access to Cisco’s online Software Center library.

Note:     No additional products or fees are required to receive embedded support for Cisco DNA Software for SD-WAN and Routing. However, if using embedded support for this software, hardware support for the Catalyst 8000 platforms must be purchased separately, as Cisco Subscription Embedded Software Support does not cover hardware. In this case, Cisco Smart Net Total Care Service is recommended for Catalyst 8000 platforms.

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