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Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router
Enabling Borderless Networks at the Branch

Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router

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Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router
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Overview:

The Cisco 2901 Integrated Services Router (ISR) delivers highly secure data, voice, video, and application services for small offices. Key features include:

  • 2 integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports
  • 4 enhanced high-speed WAN interface card slots
  • 2 onboard digital signal processor (DSP) slots
  • 1 onboard Internal Service Module for application services
  • Fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco Enhanced PoE
  • Security
    • Embedded hardware-accelerated VPN encryption for secure collaborative VPN communications
    • Integrated threat control using Cisco IOS Firewall, Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, and Cisco IOS Content Filtering
    • Identity management that uses authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) and public key infrastructure
  • Voice
    • High-density-packet voice DSP module, optimized for voice and video
    • Standards-certified VoiceXML browser services
    • Cisco Unified Border Element capabilities
    • Cisco Unity Express voicemail support
    • Support for Cisco Communications Manager Express and Survivable Remote Site Telephony
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers build on 25 years of Cisco innovation and product leadership. The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich media collaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings The Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 platforms are future-enabled with multi-core CPUs, support for high capacity DSPs (Digital Signal Processors) for future enhanced video capabilities, high powered service modules with improved availability, Gigabit Ethernet switching with enhanced POE, and new energy monitoring and control capabilities while enhancing overall system performance.

Additionally, a new Cisco IOS Software Universal image and Services Ready Engine module enable you to decouple the deployment of hardware and software, providing a flexible technology foundation which can quickly adapt to evolving network requirements. Overall, the Cisco 2900 Series offer unparalleled total cost of ownership savings and network agility through the intelligent integration of market leading security, unified communications, wireless, and application services.

Cisco 2900 Series builds on the best-in-class offering of the existing Cisco 2800 Series Integrated Services Routers by offering four platforms (Figure 1): the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services Routers.

All Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers offer embedded hardware encryption acceleration, voice- and video-capable digital signal processor (DSP) slots, optional firewall, intrusion prevention, call processing, voicemail, and application services. In addition, the platforms support the industries widest range of wired and wireless connectivity options such as T1/E1, xDSL, copper and fiber GE.

Features & Benefits:

The Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) provide superior services integration and agility. Designed for scalability, the modular architecture of these platforms enables you to grow and adapt with your business needs.

Key Business Benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
Benefits Description
Service Integration
  • The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs offer increased levels of services integration with voice, video, security, wireless, mobility, and data services, enabling greater efficiencies and cost savings.
Services on Demand
  • A single Cisco IOS® Software Universal image is installed on each ISR G2. The Universal image contains all of the Cisco IOS technology sets which can be activated with a software license. This allows your business to quickly deploy advanced features without downloading a new IOS image. Additionally, larger default memory is included to support the new capabilities.
  • The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) enables a new operational model which allows you to reduce capital expenditures (CapEx) and deploy a variety of application services as needed on a single integrated compute services module.
High Performance with Integrated Services
  • The Cisco 2900 Series enables deployment in high speed WAN environments with concurrent services enabled up to 75 Mbps.
  • A multigigabit fabric (MGF) enables high-bandwidth module-to-module communication without compromising routing performance.
Network Agility
  • Designed to address customer business requirements, the Cisco 2900 Series modular architecture offers increased capacity and performance as your network needs grow.
  • Modular interfaces offer increased bandwidth, a diversity of connection options, and network resiliency.
Energy Efficiency The Cisco 2900 Series architecture provides energy-saving features that include the following:
  • The Cisco 2900 Series offers intelligent power management and allows the customer to control power to the modules based on the time of day. Cisco EnergyWise technology will be supported in the future.
  • Services integration and modularity on a single platform performing multiple functions, optimizes raw materials consumption and energy usage.
  • Platform flexibility and ongoing development of both hardware and software capabilities lead to a longer product lifecycle, lowering all aspects of the total cost of ownership, including materials and energy use.
  • High efficiency power supplies are provided with each platform.
Investment Protection The Cisco 2900 Series maximizes investment protection:
  • Reuse of a broad array of existing modules supported on the original Integrated Services Routers provides a lower cost of ownership
  • A rich set of Cisco IOS Software features carried forward from the original Integrated Services Routers and delivered in a single universal image.
  • Flexibility to adapt as your business needs evolve.

 

Platform Architecture and Modularity

The Cisco 2900 Series is architected to meet the application demands of today's branch offices with design flexibility for future applications. The modular architecture is designed to support increasing bandwidth requirements, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and fully integrated power distribution to modules supporting 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Cisco Enhanced PoE (ePoE).

Architectural Features and Benefits
Architectural Feature Benefits
Modular Platform
  • The Cisco 2900 Series ISRs are highly modular platforms with several types of module slots to add connectivity and services for varied branch-office network requirements.
  • The ISRs offer an industry-leading breadth of LAN and WAN connectivity options through modules to accommodate field upgrades for future technologies without requiring a platform replacement.
Processors
  • The Cisco 2900 Series are powered by high-performance multi-core processors that can support the growing demands of high-speed WAN connections to the branch-office while also running multiple concurrent services.
Embedded IP Security with Security Sockets Layer (IPSec/SSL) VPN hardware acceleration
  • Embedded hardware encryption acceleration is enhanced to provide higher scalability, which combined with an optional Cisco IOS Security license, enables WAN link security and VPN services (both IPSec and SSL acceleration).
  • The onboard encryption hardware replaces and outperforms the advanced integration modules (AIMs) of previous generations.
MultiGigabit Fabric
  • The Cisco 2900 Series introduces an innovative multigigabit fabric (MGF) that allows for efficient module-to-module communication, enabling tighter services interactions across modules while reducing the overhead on the route processor.
TDM interconnectivity fabric
  • Unified communications services in the branch office are significantly enhanced with the use of a TDM interconnectivity fabric in the system architecture, allowing for scaling of DS-0 channel capacity.
Integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • All onboard WAN ports are 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet WAN routed ports.
  • One of the three 10/100/1000 Ethernet WAN ports on the Cisco 2921 and 2951 supports Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP)-based connectivity in lieu of a RJ-45 port and enabling fiber connectivity.
Innovative universal-serial-bus (USB)-based console access
  • A new, innovative USB console port offers management connectivity for devices without a serial port such as modern laptop computers.
  • Traditional console and auxiliary ports are also available.
Optional integrated power supply for distribution of PoE and universal DC power supply
  • An optional upgrade to the internal power supply provides inline power (802.3af-compliant PoE and Cisco Inline Power) to integrated switch modules.
  • On the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951, an optional DC power supply will be available in the future that extends deployment into central offices and industrial environments.
Optional External Redundant Power Supply (RPS)
  • The Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for power redundancy through the use of an external RPS device, thereby decreasing network downtime and protecting the network from power-supply failures.
  • Redundant power on the Cisco 2900 Series is supported through the Cisco RPS 2300 Redundant Power System. You can use the Cisco RPS 2300 to provide redundant power for Cisco 2900 Series ISRs as well as Cisco Catalyst® switches.
  • In order to use the Cisco RPS 2300, an external RPS adapter is required (configurable option) to connect the platform to the external RPS.
PoE Boost
  • When connected to an external RPS device, the Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 can operate in a PoE boost configuration in lieu of redundant power mode-whereby the power capacity of the platform is increased to twice the normal level to power additional PoE ports.
Designed for Flexible Deployments
  • The Cisco 2911 and 2951 are designed for NEBS environments
  • The 2911 is 12" deep and has an optional fan filter for deployments in a variety of environments. An assembly that provides front-to-back airflow is also available for 23" racks.

 

Modularity Features and Benefits

The Cisco 2900 Series provides significantly enhanced modular capabilities (refer to Table 3) offering investment protection for customers. Most of the modules available on previous generations of Cisco routers, such as the Cisco 2800 Series, are supported on the Cisco 2900 Series. Additionally, modules can be used on other supported Cisco platforms to provide maximum investment protection. Taking advantage of common interface cards across a network greatly reduces the complexity of managing inventory requirements, implementing large network rollouts, and maintaining configurations across a variety of branch-office sizes.

Modularity-Features and Benefits
ISR Modules Benefits
Cisco Service Module Each service module slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
  • Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
  • Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over MGF
  • Service module (SM) slots are highly flexible with support for double-wide service modules (SM-D's), which are Service Modules that require two SM slots. SM-Ds in the Cisco 2921 and 2951 provide flexibility for higher-density modules.
  • A service module slot replaces the network module and the extension module for voice/fax (EVM) slots and is offered on Cisco 2911, 2921, and 2951 ISRs.
  • An adapter module enables backward compatibility with existing network modules, enhanced network modules (NMEs), and EVMs.
  • Service module slots provide twice the power capabilities relative to the network-module slots, allowing for flexibility for higher-scale and better-performance modules.
  • Power to service module slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework, so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise support will be available in future software releases.
Cisco Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC
  • The EHWIC slot provides enhancements to the prior generation's high-speed WAN interface card (HWIC) slots while provide maximum investment protection by natively supporting HWICs, WAN interface cards (WICs), voice interface cards (VICs), and voice/WAN interface cards (VWICs).
  • Four integrated EHWIC slots on the Cisco 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 allow for more flexible configurations.
  • Each HWIC slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
  • Up to 1.6 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
  • Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF
  • Flexibility to support double-wide modules is enabled by combining two EHWIC slots. Up to 2 double-wide HWIC (HWIC-D) modules are supported.
Cisco Internal Services Module (ISM) A single ISM slot provides flexibility to integrate intelligent service modules on an internal slot within the chassis
  • Each ISM slot offers high-data-throughput capability:
  • Up to 4 Gbps aggregate toward the route processor
  • Up to 2 Gbps aggregate to other module slots over the MGF
  • The ISM replaces the AIM slot; existing AIM modules are not supported in the ISM slot.
  • Power to ISM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework, so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise support will be available in future software releases.
Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module (PVDM3) slots on motherboard
  • PVDM3 slots natively support PVDM3 modules, providing support for richer density for rich-media voice and video.
  • Each PVDM3 slot connects back to the system architecture through a 2 Gbps aggregate link through the MGF.
  • Investment protection for PVDM2 modules is supported through an adapter module.
  • Power to the PVDM slots can be managed by extensions similar to the Cisco EnergyWise framework, so your organization can reduce energy consumption in your network infrastructure. Full EnergyWise support will be available in future software releases.
Compact Flash slots
  • Two external Compact Flash slots are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers. Each slot can support high-speed storage densities upgradeable to 4 GB in density.
USB 2.0 ports
  • Two high-speed USB 2.0 ports are supported. The USB ports enable secure token capabilities and storage.

Cisco OS Software

Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers deliver innovative technologies running on industry-leading Cisco IOS Software. Developed for wide deployment in the world's most demanding enterprise, access, and service provider networks, the Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 platforms are supported on Cisco IOS Software releases 15M&T. Release 15.0(1)M is available immediately and provides support for a comprehensive portfolio of Cisco technologies, including the functionality and features delivered in releases 12.4 and 12.4T. New innovations in 15.0(1)M span multiple technology areas, including security, voice, high availability, IP Routing and Multicast, quality of service (QoS), IP Mobility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), VPNs, and embedded management.

Cisco IOS Software Licensing and Packaging

A single Cisco IOS Universal image encompassing all IOS technology feature sets is delivered with the platforms. You can enable advanced features by activating a software license on the Universal image. In previous generations of access routers, these feature sets required you to download a new software image. Technology packages and feature licenses, enabled through the Cisco software licensing infrastructure, simplify software delivery and decrease the operational costs of deploying new features.

Four major technology licenses are available on the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers; you can activate the licenses through the Cisco software activation process. The four licenses are as follows:

  • IP Base: This technology package is available as default.
  • Data
  • Unified Communications
  • Security (SEC) or Security with No Payload Encryption (SEC-NPE)

Key Branch Office Services

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers are industry-leading platforms that offer unprecedented levels of services integration. Designed to meet the requirements of the branch office, these platforms provide a complete solution with voice, video, security, mobility and application services. Businesses enjoy the benefit of deploying a single device that meets all their needs, reducing capital and operational expenses.

Unified Communications, Collaboration, and Voice-Gateway Services

The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Router is the foundation for collaboration in the small and midsize branch office, serving as a critical component of a Cisco's video architecture (Medianet) and enterprise Unified Communications solution. With embedded voice services and a wide range of supported telephony interfaces, the Cisco 2900 Series delivers maximum deployment flexibility for the distributed enterprise. Unified communications is enabled through a rich signaling and media-processing infrastructure, including a variety of protocols, media interworking, signal and media security, transcoding, conferencing, and QoS. Cisco Integrated Services Routers also feature a wide range of voice-gateway interfaces, supporting a broad array of signaling and physical network interfaces.

The Cisco 2900 Series enables a full range of existing and emerging video services, with scaling improvements to support Cisco TelePresence conferencing, security, and session control. The Cisco Unified Border Element extends these capabilities for business-to-business TelePresence communications. The Cisco 2900 Series adds support for the new Cisco High-Density Packet Voice Digital Signal Processor (DSP) Module (PVDM3), which has been optimized for voice and video support. The new PVDM3 modules support all voice-gateway functions of earlier generations of PVDMs and add higher density and more processing power to support emerging rich-media applications. The Cisco 2900 Series provides 2 or 3 onboard PVDM3 slots, depending on the platform.

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express and Survivable Remote Site Telephony

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers natively provide optional unified communications services within the Cisco IOS Software, minimizing the IT hardware footprint and total cost of ownership at the branch office. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME) provides a broad range of IP private-branch-exchange (PBX) and key-system features integrated into the router for the small and midsize branch office. Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST), also inherently available in Cisco IOS Software, and an option on the Cisco 2900 Series, helps ensure that branch-office employees have uninterrupted telephony services and features, even if the connection to a centralized Cisco Unified Communications Manager is disrupted. Coupled with Cisco Unity® Express, the integrated solution for voicemail, Automated Attendant, and interactive voice response (IVR), the Cisco 2900 Series offers the branch office a complete range of unified communications services while delivering industry-leading security within a single platform.

VoiceXML Application Services

The Cisco 2900 Series also supports standards-certified VoiceXML browser services. VoiceXML is an open-standard markup language used to create voice-enabled web browsers and IVR applications. Just as HTML enables you to retrieve data with a PC, VoiceXML enables you to retrieve data using voice or dual-tone-multifrequency (DTMF) telephony input. The Cisco 2900 Series can deliver a much higher range of concurrent voice-gateway services combined with VoiceXML browser services, for up to 200 sessions on the Cisco 2951.

Cisco Unified Border Element

The Cisco Unified Border Element capabilities supported on the Cisco 2900 Series address the emerging requirements in an IP-centric interconnect for branch-office unified communications between enterprises and service provider networks. Cisco Unified Border Element provides intelligent border-element functions such as physical and logical ingress and egress demarcation points, signaling and media control, and consolidated security and management features. The Cisco 2900 Series supports higher scale than previously provided on the Cisco 2800 Series, up to 3 times the number of sessions.

Integrated Network Security for Data, Voice, Video, and Mobility

Security is essential to protect a business' intellectual property while also ensuring business continuity and providing the ability to extend the corporate workplace to employees who need anytime, anywhere access to company resources. As part of the Cisco' SAFE architectural framework that allows organizations to identify, prevent, and adapt to network security threats, the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers facilitate secure business transactions and collaboration.

The Cisco IOS Software Security technology package for the Cisco 2900 Series offers a wide array of common security features such as advanced application inspection and control, threat protection, and encryption architectures for enabling more scalable and manageable VPN networks. The Cisco 2900 Series offers onboard hardware-based encryption acceleration to provide greater IPSec throughput with less overhead for the route processor when compared with software-based encryption solutions. Cisco Integrated Services Routers offer a comprehensive and adaptable security solution for branch offices that includes features such as:

  • Secure connectivity: Secure collaborative communications with Group Encrypted Transport VPN, Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN), or Enhanced Easy VPN
  • Integrated threat control: Responding to sophisticated network attacks and threats using Cisco IOS Firewall, Cisco IOS Zone-Based Firewall, Cisco IOS IPS, Cisco IOS Content Filtering, and Flexible Packet Matching (FPM)
  • Identity management: Intelligently protecting endpoints using technologies such as authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) and public key infrastructure (PKI)

Wireless and Mobility Services

Wireless LAN/WAN

The Cisco Integrated Services Routers supporting the Cisco Unified Wireless Architecture enable deployment of secure, managb-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to cost-effectively deploy and manage secure WLANs. Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers work in conjunction with Cisco lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless Control System (WCS) to provide system-wide WLAN functions, managing up to 6, 12, and 25 access points.

Wireless WAN

Cisco third-generation (3G) wireless WAN (WWAN) modules combine traditional enterprise router functions, such as remote management, advanced IP services such as voice over IP (VoIP), and security, with mobility capabilities of 3G WAN access. Using high-speed 3G wireless networks, routers can replace or complement existing landline infrastructure, such as dialup, Frame Relay, and ISDN. Cisco 3G solutions support 3G standards High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and Evolution Data Only/Evolution Data Optimized (EVDO) providing you with a true multipath WAN backup and the ability to rapidly deploy primary WAN connectivity.

Integrated LAN Switching

The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Routers (Cisco 2911 through Cisco 2951) support the new Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, which greatly expand router capabilities by integrating industry-leading Layer 2 or Layer 3 switching with feature sets identical to those found in the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches performing local line-rate switching and routing.

The new Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules take advantage of the increased power capabilities on the Cisco 2900 ISRs. Additionally, the Cisco Enhanced EtherSwitch modules enable the newest Cisco power initiatives, Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco Enhanced Power over Ethernet (ePoE), per-port PoE power monitoring, and RPS-enabled PoE boost. These technologies allow you to meet increased endpoint power requirements without increasing the total power consumption of the branch.

Application Services

As organizations continue to centralize and consolidate their branch-office IT infrastructure in an effort to reduce cost and complexity, they are challenged to provide an excellent user experience, ensure continuous service availability, and deliver business-relevant applications when and where they are needed. To address these challenges, the Cisco 2900 Series provides the capability to host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications on a portfolio of high-performance Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) modules that transparently integrate into the router. The modules have their own processors, storage, network interfaces, and memory that operate independently of the host router resources, helping to ensure maximum concurrent routing and application performance while reducing physical space requirements, lowering power consumption, and consolidating management.

Application Acceleration

The Cisco 2900 Series seamlessly combines industry leading security, IOS based traffic control and visibility, with Cisco application acceleration solutions. Cisco IOS Software features such as NBAR, IP SLA, and Netflow provide visibility and monitoring of traffic patterns and application performance while IOS features such as QoS, ACLs, and PfR intelligently control the traffic to maximize the quality of the user experience and employee productivity. The user experience can be further enhanced through the addition of a Cisco WAAS Network Module which can be used to securely provide more advanced WAN optimization techniques such as TCP optimization, caching, compression, and application acceleration. Cisco Integrated Services Routers combined with Cisco WAAS Network Modules, provide optimal performance for applications delivered from a central data center to branch-office users. The solution allows you to consolidate costly server, storage, and backup infrastructure into data centers while maintaining LAN-like service levels for remote users.

Cisco Services Ready Engine

The Cisco Services Ready Engine solution is available in a Service Module (SM) and Internal Service Module (ISM) form factor. The Service Module hardware offers up to a seven times performance improvement over the previous generation Network Modules and provides a multi-core x86-64 processor. The SRE modules also support up to 1 terabyte of storage, RAID configurations, hardware-assisted virtualization and cryptography options. The Cisco SRE module enables on-demand provisioning of branch-office applications on the Cisco 2900 Series platforms so that you can deploy the right application, at the right time, in the right place. The hardware and software decoupling provided by the service-ready deployment model enables applications to be provisioned on the module at the time of its installation or remotely anytime thereafter. Supported solutions include Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP), Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC), Cisco Video Surveillance, and other applications under development. The Service Ready Engine enables organizations of various sizes to future-proof their network by allowing them to quickly deploy new branch-office applications without deploying new hardware, reducing the cost of rolling out branch-office services.

Managing Your Integrated Services Routers

Network management applications are instrumental in lowering operating expenses (OpEx) while improving network availability by simplifying and automating many of the day-to-day tasks associated with managing an end-to-end network. Day-one device support provides immediate manageability support for the Integrated Services Router, enabling quick and easy deployment, monitoring, and troubleshooting from Cisco and third-party applications.

Organizations rely on Cisco, third-party, and in-house developed network management applications to achieve their OpEx and productivity goals. Underpinning those applications are the embedded management features available in every Integrated Services Router. The new Integrated Services Routers continue a tradition of broad and deep manageability features such as IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM), and NetFlow which allow you to know the status of your network at all times. These features, along with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and syslog, enable your organization's management applications.

Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Series IOS Software Features and Protocols Support
Protocols IPv4, IPv6, static routes, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced IGRP (EIGRP), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP Router Reflector, Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Multicast Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMPv3) Protocol Independent Multicast sparse mode (PIM SM), PIM Source Specific Multicast (SSM), Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP), IPSec, Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), Bi-Directional Forwarding Detection (BVD), IPv4-to-IPv6 Multicast, MPLS, L2TPv3, 802.1ag, 802.3ah, L2 and L3 VPN
Encapsulations 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), Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE), and ATM
Traffic management QoS, Class-Based Weighted Fair Queuing (CBWFQ), Weighted Random Early Detection (WRED), Hierarchical QoS, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), Performance Routing (PfR), and Network-Based Advanced Routing (NBAR)

Embedded Management Features Available with Cisco IOS Software
Feature Description of Feature Supported by Cisco Integrated Services Routers
WSMA The Web Services Management Agent (WSMA) defines a mechanism through which you can manage a network device, retrieve configuration data information, and upload and manipulate new configuration data. WSMA uses XML-based data encoding that is transported by the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the configuration data and protocol messages.
EEM Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager (EEM) is a distributed and customized approach to event detection and recovery offered directly in a Cisco IOS Software device. It offers the ability to monitor events and take informational, corrective, or any desired EEM action when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.
IPSLA Cisco IOS IP Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) enable you to assure new business-critical IP applications, as well as IP services that use data, voice, and video in an IP network
SNMP, RMON, Syslog, NetFlow, and TR-069 Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers also support SNMP, Remote Monitoring (RMON), syslog, NetFlow, and TR-069 in addition to the embedded management features previously mentioned.

Network Management Applications
Operational Phase Application Description
Device staging and configuration Cisco Configuration Professional Cisco Configuration Professional is a GUI device-management tool for Cisco IOS Software-based access routers. This tool simplifies router, security, unified communications, wireless, WAN, and basic LAN configuration through easy-to-use wizards.
Network wide deployment, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting CiscoWorks LMS CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a suite of integrated applications for simplifying day-to-day management of a Cisco end-to-end network, lowering OpEx while increasing network availability. CiscoWorks LMS offers network managers an easy-to-use web-based interface for configuring, administering, and troubleshooting the Cisco Integrated Services Routers, using new instrumentation such as Cisco IOS EEM Generic Online Diagnostics (GOLD).

In addition to supporting basic platform services of the Integrated Services Router, CiscoWorks also provides added-value support for the Cisco Services Ready Engine, enabling the management and distribution of software images to the SRE, thereby reducing the time and complexities associated with image management.

Network wide staging, configuration, and compliance CiscoWorks NCM CiscoWorks Network Compliance Manager (NCM) tracks and regulates configuration and software changes throughout a multivendor network infrastructure. It provides superior visibility into network changes and can track compliance with a broad variety of regulatory, IT, corporate governance, and technology requirements.
Security staging, configuration, and monitoring Cisco Security Manager Cisco Security Manager is a leading enterprise-class application for managing security. It delivers provisioning of firewall, VPN, and intrusion-prevention-system (IPS) services across Cisco routers, security appliances, and switch service modules. The suite also includes the Cisco Security Monitoring, Analysis and Response System (Cisco Security MARS) for monitoring and mitigation.
Voice configuration and provisioning Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager Cisco Unified Provisioning Manager provides a reliable and scalable web-based solution for managing a company's crucial next-generation communications services. It manages unified communications services in an integrated IP telephony, voicemail, and messaging environment.
Staging, deployment, and changes of licenses Cisco License Manager Easily manage Cisco IOS Software activation and licenses for a wide range of Cisco platforms running Cisco IOS Software as well as other operating systems with the secure client-server application Cisco License Manager.
Staging, deployment, and changes to configuration and image files Cisco Configuration Engine Cisco Configuration Engine is a secure network management product that provides zero-touch image and configuration distribution through centralized, template-based management.

As your business strives to lower the total cost of ownership in running your network and increase your overall employee productivity with more centralized and collaborative network applications, you will need more intelligent branch-office solutions. The Cisco 2900 Series offers these solutions by providing enhanced performance and increased modular density to support multiple services. The Cisco 2900 Series is designed to consolidate the functions of many separate devices into a single, compact system.

Technical Specifications:

Cisco 2900 Series
  Cisco 2901 Cisco 2911 Cisco 2921 Cisco 2951
Services and Slot Density
Embedded hardware-based cryptography acceleration (IPSec + SSL) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cisco Unified SRST Sessions 35 50 100 250
Cisco Unified CCME Sessions 35 50 100 150
Total onboard WAN 10/100/1000 Ports 2 3 3 3
RJ-45-based ports 2 3 3 3
SFP-based ports (use of SFP port disables the corresponding RJ-45 port) 0 0 1 1
Service Module slots 0 1 1 2
Double-wide Service Module slots (use of a double-wide slot will occupy all single-wide service module slots in a 2900) 0 0 1 1
EHWIC slots 4 4 4 4
Double-wide EHWIC slots (use of a double-wide EHWIC slot will consume two EHWIC slots) 2 2 2 2
ISM slots 1 1 1 1
Onboard DSP (PVDM) slots 2 2 3 3
Memory DDR2 ECC DRAM - Default 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB 512 MB
Memory (DDR2 ECC DRAM) - Maximum 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB
Compact Flash (external) - Default slot 0: 256 MB
slot 1: none
slot 0: 256 MB
 slot 1: none
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 1: none
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 1: none
Compact Flash (external) - Maximum slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
External USB 2.0 flash memory slots (Type A) 2 2 2 2
USB Console port (Type B) (up to 115.2 kbps) 1 1 1 1
Serial console port 1 1 1 1
Serial auxiliary port 1 1 1 1
Power-supply options AC and PoE AC, PoE, and DC* AC, PoE, and DC* AC, PoE, and DC*
RPS support (External) No Cisco RPS 2300 Cisco RPS 2300 Cisco RPS 2300
Power Specifications
AC Input Voltage 100 to 240 VAC auto ranging 100 to 240 VAC auto ranging 100 to 240 VAC auto ranging 100 to 240 VAC auto ranging
AC Input Frequency 47 to 63 Hz 47 to 63 Hz 47 to 63 Hz 47-63 Hz
AC input current range AC power supply (maximum) 1.5 to 0.6A 2.2 to 1.0A 3.4 to 1.4A 3.4 to 1.4A
AC Input Surge Current <50A <50A <50A <50A
Typical Power (No Modules) (Watts) 40 50 60 70
Maximum Power with AC power supply (Watts) 150 210 320 340
Maximum Power with PoE power supply (platform only) (Watts) 175 250 370 405
Maximum end-point PoE power available from PoE power supply (Watts) 130 200 280 370
Maximum end-point PoE power capacity with PoE Boost (Watts) N/A 750 750 750
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 x 17.25 x 17.3 in. (44.5 x 438.2 x 439.4 mm) 3.5 x 17.25 x 12 in. (88.9 x 438.2 x 304.8 mm) 3.5 x 17.25 x 18.5 in. (88.9 x 438.2 x 469.9 mm) 3.5 x 17.25 x 18.5 in. (88.9 x 438.2 x 469.9 mm)
Rack Height 1RU (rack unit) 2RU 2RU 2RU
Rack-mount 19in. (48.3 cm) EIA Included Included Included Included
Rack Mount 23in. (58.4 cm) EIA optional optional optional optional
Wall-mount (refer to installation guide for approved orientation) Yes Yes No No
Weight with AC power supply (no modules) 13.4 lb (6.1 kg) 18 lb (8.2 kg) 29 lb (13.2 kg.) 29 lb (13.2 kg)
Weight with AC PoE power supply (no modules) 14.3 lb (6.5 kg) 19 lb (8.6 kg) 30 lb (13.6 kg) 30 lb (13.6 kg)
Typical weight fully configured 16 lb (7.3 kg) 21 lb (9.5 kg) 34 lb (15.5 kg) 34 lb (15.5 kg)
Airflow Front to side Side to side Front to back Front to back
Optional Airflow Kit N/A Front to back N/A N/A
Operating Condition
Temperature-5906 feet (1800 m) max. altitude 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Temperature-9843 feet (3000 m) max. altitude 32 to 77°F (0 to 25°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Temperature: 13,123 feet (4,000m) maximum altitude N/A 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C) 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C) 32 to 86°F (0 to 30°C)
Temperature: Short-term (per NEBS) 5906 feet (1,800m) maximum altitude N/A 23°F to 122°F (-5 to 50°C) N/A 23°F to 122°F (-5 to 50°C)
Altitude 10,000 ft (3,000m) 13,000 ft (4,000m) 10,000 ft (3,000m) 13,000 ft (4,000m)
Relative humidity 10 to 85% 5 to 85% 10 to 85% 5 to 85%
Short-term (per NEBS) humidity N/A 5% to 90%, but not to exceed 0.024 kg water/kg of dry air N/A N/A
Acoustic: Sound pressure (typical/maximum) 41/53 dBA 51.8/62.9 dBA 54.4/67.4 dBA 54.4/67.4 dBA
Acoustic: Sound power (typical/maximum) 49/61 dBA 58.5/70.3 dBA 62.6/74.5 dBA 62.6/74.5 dBA
Non-operating Conditions
Temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) -40 to 176°F (-40 to 80°C) -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Relative humidity 5 to 95% 5 to 95% 5 to 95% 5 to 95%
Altitude 15,000 ft (4,570m) 15,000 ft (4,570m) 15,000 ft (4,570m) 15,000 ft (4,570m)
Regulatory Compliance
Safety UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
EMC 47 CFR, Part 15 ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
Telecom TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive

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