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Cisco Services Ready Engine
Compact, Versatile, High-Performance Router Blade
®
The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) modules are router blades for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers
Generation 2 that provide the capability to host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications. 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 footprint,
lowering power consumption, and simplifying administration. You can provision applications on the module remotely
at any time. This solution can help your organization to quickly deploy new branch-office applications on-demand,
reduce operating costs, and consolidate the branch office infrastructure.
Cisco SRE offers the next-generation application hosting platform that combines networking, collaboration, compute
and storage services, and centralized management into a cohesive system designed to simplify infrastructure,
support evolving business needs, and reduce operating costs at the branch office. It integrates all elements
necessary to optimize branch-office IT infrastructure for delivery of applications from the datacenter and deployment
of branch-office applications on-demand, and houses them under a single chassis - the Cisco Integrated Services
Router Generation 2.
Figure 1 shows the Cisco SRE Internal Service Module (ISM) and the Cisco SRE Service Module (SM), and Table 1
summarizes features and benefits of the modules.
Figure 1.
Cisco SRE Internal Service Module and Cisco SRE Service Module
Table 1.
Summary of Features and Benefits of Cisco Services Ready Engine
Key Features
Key Benefits
● Host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications
● Small physical, energy, and carbon footprint
● Consolidate and simplify branch infrastructure into a single device
● Save on energy bills, hardware support contracts, and on-site visits
● High-performance, high-capacity hardware
● On-demand, remote application provisioning
● Improve versatility and flexibility of branch-office infrastructure
● Quickly and cost-effectively adapt branch services and applications to
evolving business needs
● Centralized management and troubleshooting
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Consolidation at the Branch Office
Organizations today are turning to server centralization and consolidation of branch-office infrastructure in order to
reduce cost and complexity of their IT systems. These initiatives, while delivering the sought-after benefits, often
create a new set of challenges:
●
Application performance: Business-critical applications hosted centrally must provide performance and
user experience as if they were hosted locally.
●
Application survivability: Applications and network services vital to business transactions at the branch
office must function during a WAN outage.
●
Infrastructure flexibility: Consolidated branch-office infrastructure must provide sufficient versatility and
resources to accommodate on-demand deployment of new applications.
●
Centralized management: Management systems must include all infrastructure components, offer multibranch-office automation capabilities, and work transparently over the WAN.
Cisco SRE has been designed to help your organization address these challenges. It provides hardware,
infrastructure, and management components optimized for deployment and delivery of branch office applications.
Cisco SRE hosted network and collaboration services support the centralization of applications into the datacenter
by optimizing WAN access and providing communication survivability. Cisco SRE hosted compute and storage
services support hosting and on-demand deployment of business-critical applications that must reside in the branch
office. The entire system is managed centrally with a third-party server management system and CiscoWorks LAN
Management System (CiscoWorks LMS).
Cisco SRE modules and software infrastructure enable remote deployment and on-demand hosting of Cisco, thirdparty, and custom applications. A service-ready deployment model decouples the Cisco SRE hardware from the
application software, enabling you to provision applications on the module remotely at any time. These capabilities,
®
the rich collection of branch-office services available in the Cisco IOS Software, and the extensive set of network
connectivity interfaces and modules - all integrated and housed under a single chassis - make the Cisco Integrated
Services Router Generation 2 an ideal all-in-one platform for optimizing branch-office IT infrastructure.
The Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 with Cisco SRE modules is the only device on the market today
that can consolidate the functions of an entire branch office into a single box, completely eliminating the need for
servers and appliances in the branch office.
The Cisco SRE Advantage
Designed to meet the needs of organizations of all sizes, Cisco SRE excels in five primary areas, discussed in the
following sections.
Host Cisco, Third-party, and Custom Applications
The Cisco SRE application hosting capabilities enable consolidation of branch-office IT infrastructure into a single
box. Table 2 lists the branch-office applications supported on the Cisco SRE modules. The third-party applications
listed in the Table 2 are hosted on Cisco AXP. See Cisco SRE Product Bulletin for availability dates. As more
vendors join the list of Cisco AXP applications, their products will be automatically supported on the Cisco SRE
modules.
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Table 2.
Applications Supported on Cisco SRE Modules (See Cisco SRE Product Bulletin for Availability Dates)
Category
Applications
Network services
● Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
● Infoblox Core Network Services
Benefits
Improve efficiency of branch-office applications through
visibility and management
● Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM)
● NetScout nGenius Integrated Agent
Application services
● Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
● Cisco Application Extension Platform (AXP)
Improve the overall performance and reliability of branchoffice solutions and enable server centralization
● Integrated Storage System (ISS)
Unified communications
● Cisco Unity Express module (voicemail and interactive
voice response [IVR])
● Nice Voice Recording
Increase effectiveness of communication and collaboration
through application and infrastructure integration
● Sagem Interstar Fax over IP
● Singlewire Paging over IP
Physical security
● Cisco Video Surveillance
Improve physical security, protect property, and comply with
legislative requirements
Industry applications
● Tiani Spirit Medical Data Exchange Solution
● Orion Health Rhapsody Connect
Take advantage of applications that provide specific
solutions addressing different business needs
● Global Protocols Skipware
Small Physical and Carbon Footprint
The Cisco SRE comes in two convenient form factors (Table 3): the small-footprint Cisco SRE Internal Service
Module, which is installed inside the router, and the high-performance Cisco SRE Service Module, which is installed
in one of the external slots on the router. The two form-factor options differ in the way they are supported on the
various router models, as shown in Table 4. The capability to be housed inside of the Cisco Integrated Services
Router Generation 2 chassis creates a powerful single-box device for a variety of branch-office applications. This
solution has the following features:
●
Unlike branch servers and appliances, Cisco SRE modules do not take up any additional physical space.
●
Integration into the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 eliminates the need for cables, switch
ports, power cords, and network interface cards (NICs).
●
The Cisco SRE modules are highly energy-efficient, consuming only a fraction of the power required by
branch-office servers and appliances.
●
Remote power-on/power-off capability reduces power consumption when the module is not provisioned with
any application, or can be scheduled for off-hours.
The compactness of the combined Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 and Cisco SRE solution
translates into cost savings on power, cooling, cabling, and rack space, which in turn leads to lower carbon
emissions and natural resource waste.
Table 3.
Cisco SRE Module Types
Module
Specification
Cisco SRE Service Module (SM)
● The Cisco SRE Service Module is supported on Cisco 2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, and 3945 Integrated
Services Routers Generation 2.
● You can deploy 1 to 4 SMs per chassis, depending on the model of Cisco Integrated Services Router
Generation 2.
● The Cisco SRE SM replaces the prior-generation network module (NM) and enhanced network module
(NME); however, existing NM and NME modules are supported on the Cisco Integrated Services Router
Generation 2 with a carrier card in the new SM slot.
Cisco SRE Internal Services Module
(ISM)
● The Cisco ISM is supported on Cisco 1941, 2901, 2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, and 3945 Integrated Services
Routers Generation 2.
● You can deploy 1 ISM per chassis.
● The Cisco SRE ISM replaces the prior-generation advanced integration module (AIM); existing AIM
modules are not supported in the new ISM slot.
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Table 4.
Cisco SRE Modules Support on Cisco Integrated Services Routers
Model
Maximum Cisco SRE Modules
Cisco SRE 300 ISM
Cisco 1941
1
1
Cisco SRE 700/900 SM
Cisco 2901
1
1
Cisco 2911
2
1
1
Cisco 2921
2
1
1
Cisco 2951
3
1
2
Cisco 3925
3
1
2
Cisco 3945
5
1
4
High-Performance, High-Capacity Hardware
The Cisco SRE modules offer compute performance and storage capacity on par with typical branch-office servers
or appliances. The various Cisco SRE modules provide different processor, storage, and memory options for
applications with different performance requirements. The hardware specifications are provided in Table 6 (later in
this document). Following are the main features:
●
x86 64 bit single- or multicore processor options
●
Up to 1 terabyte of hard disk storage capacity
●
RAID 1 and hot-swappable disk on Cisco SRE 900 SM
●
Field-replaceable disks on Cisco SRE 700 SM and Cisco SRE 900 SM
●
Hardware-assisted virtualization and embedded cryptography chip
All of the Cisco SRE hardware is independent of the host router resources, helping to ensure maximum concurrent
routing and application performance. The module is connected to the router through an internal Gigabit Ethernet link.
High-performance hardware allows CPU and disk-hungry applications to be hosted on the Cisco SRE module. The
embedded cryptography chip supports common standard cryptography algorithms and provides additional
acceleration for security applications.
On-Demand Application Provisioning
You can easily install, replace, or uninstall applications from the Cisco SRE hosting infrastructure using familiar
Cisco device and network management tools. The management tools allow you to replace one type of application
with a different, even unrelated type of application on one or a group of Cisco SREs. Moreover, you can deploy the
Cisco SRE in the branch office without any application when the network is being installed and quickly provision it
with a supported application at a later time. Finally, the same, consistent hardware footprint can be used to host
different applications in different branch offices. Figure 2 shows the various Cisco SRE provisioning options:
●
Install a branch-office application on the Cisco SRE module at network deployment time.
●
Install a branch-office application on the Cisco SRE at a later time.
●
Replace one branch-office application with another application without any hardware changes.
●
Use the same infrastructure to run various applications in different branch offices.
The on-demand provisioning capabilities of the Cisco SRE modules provide the following business benefits:
●
Lower total cost of ownership (TCO): Cisco SRE modules eliminate the future cost of field-deployment.
You can provision new applications remotely through the CiscoWorks LAN Management System (LMS) or
Cisco Configuration Professional application without any hardware or wiring modifications in the branch
office.
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Improved operational efficiency: Cisco SRE modules shorten the time to market for deploying new
applications. You can address new business opportunities quickly by provisioning applications in branch
offices that have been preconfigured with the Cisco SRE module.
●
Infrastructure future-proofing: Cisco SRE modules provide flexibility to meet changing business
requirements. The Cisco SRE modules can replace an application with a different, more relevant one.
Figure 2.
Using the Same Cisco SRE Infrastructure for Different Applications
Centralized Management and Troubleshooting
You can provision and manage applications hosted on the Cisco SRE with Cisco Configuration Professional,
command-line interface (CLI), and CiscoWorks LMS. These familiar network management (Table 5) tools offer both
single- and multi-device management options. In addition, the Cisco SRE modules come with an onboard hardware
diagnostic tool for monitoring the health of the hardware or troubleshooting problems. Centralized management for
Cisco SRE modules provides the following features:
●
Automated discovery reports the type, capacity, and properties of deployed modules and applications
●
Centralized monitoring reports the health and status of deployed modules
●
Centralized provisioning enables remote installation, upgrade, and un-installation of applications
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 a branch-office
network.
Table 5.
Cisco SRE Supported Network Management Applications
Application
Description
Version
CiscoWorks LMS
CiscoWorks 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, monitoring, and troubleshooting the network, saving time in
configuring new services and reducing the time required to quickly isolate and fix network
problems.
3.2
Cisco Configuration
Professional
This GUI-based device-management tool for Cisco access routers simplifies configuration
of routing, firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), VPN, unified communications, and
WAN and LAN with easy-to-use wizards.
2.0
Cisco Configuration Professional is a valuable productivity-enhancing tool for network
administrators and channel partners for deploying routers with increased confidence and
ease. It offers a one-click router lockdown and an innovative voice and security auditing
capability to check and recommend changes to router configuration. The application also
monitors router status and troubleshoots WAN and VPN connectivity problems.
Cisco Configuration Professional is free; you can download it at
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http://www.cisco.com/go/ciscocp.
Product Specifications
Table 6 provides detailed specifications for all Cisco SRE module models.
Table 6.
Cisco SRE Module Product Specifications
Feature
Cisco SRE 300 ISM
Cisco SRE 700 SM
Cisco SRE 900 SM
Product SKU
ISM-SRE-300-K9
SM-SRE-700-K9
SM-SRE-900-K9
Form factor
ISM
SM
SM
®
®
™
®
™
CPU
Genuine Intel Processor
1.06 GHz
Intel Core 2 1.86 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.86 GHz
DRAM
512 MB
2 GB
4 GB
Compact Flash memory
4-GB internal USB flashmemory module
2-GB internal USB flash-memory module
2-GB internal USB flash-memory module
Hard disk
None
1 x 500 GB
2 x 500 GB
(1 TB in non-RAID mode)
Hot-swappable HDD
None
None
Yes
Redundant Array of
Independent Disks (RAID)
support
None
None
RAID 1
Internal network interfaces
Gigabit Ethernet
connectivity to router
backplane
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to router
backplane
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to router
backplane
External network interfaces
None
1 USB connector
1 USB connector
1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connector
1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet connector
1941, 2901, 2911, 2921,
2951, 3925, 3945
2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3945
2911, 2921, 2951, 3925, 3945
Cisco IOS Software (on
Router)
IOS release 15.0(1)M
IOS release 15.0(1)M
IOS release 15.0(1)M
Embedded hardware-based
cryptography acceleration
No
No
Yes
Router platforms
®
Supported Applications
Applications
● Cisco Unity Express
(CUE)
● Cisco Application
Extension Platform
(AXP)
● Cisco Unity Express (CUE)
● Cisco Application Extension Platform
(AXP)
● Cisco Wireless LAN Controller (WLC)
● Cisco Wide Area Application Services
(WAAS)
● Cisco Video Surveillance
● Cisco Application Extension Platform
(AXP)
● Cisco Wide Area Application Services
(WAAS)
● Cisco Video Surveillance
● Integrated Storage System (ISS)
● Infoblox Core Network Services
● Infoblox Core Network Services
● Cisco Network Analysis Module
(NAM)
● Global Protocols Skipware
● Cisco Network Analysis Module (NAM)
● Global Protocols Skipware
● Nice Voice Recording
● Sagem Interstar Fax over IP
● Tiani Spirit Medical Data Exchange
Solution
● Orion Health Rhapsody Connect
● Tiani Spirit Medical Data Exchange
Solution
● Orion Health Rhapsody Connect
● Nice Voice Recording
● Sagem Interstar Fax over IP
● NetScout nGenius Integrated Agent
● NetScout nGenius Integrated Agent
Power Specifications
Power consumption
(maximum)
20W
50W
50W
0.85 x 4 x 6.1 in.
1.58 x 7.44 x 7.5 in.
1.58 x 7.44 x 7.5 in.
(2.2 x 10.2 x 15.5 cm)
(4 x 18.9 x 19.1 cm)
(4 x 18.9 x 19.1 cm)
9.45 x 7.18 x 2.38 in.
9.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 in.
9.5 x 7.5 x 2.5 in.
(24 x 18.4 x 6.05 cm)
(24.1 x 19.1 x 6.4 cm)
(24.1 x 19.1 x 6.4 cm)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Shipping dimensions (H x W
x D with packaging)
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Feature
Cisco SRE 300 ISM
Cisco SRE 700 SM
Cisco SRE 900 SM
Maximum weight
0.5 lb (0.206 kg)
2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
2.5 lb (1.1 kg)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Conditions
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C) normal
Per operating
requirements of deployable 23 to 131°F (-5 to +55°C) short term
platform
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C ) normal
Humidity
10 to 85% operating
Per operating
requirements of deployable
platform
10 to 85% operating
Altitude (operating)
104°F (40°C) at sea level
Per operating
requirements of deployable 104°F (40°C) at 6,000 ft (1,800m)
platform
86°F (30°C) at 13,000 ft (4,000m)
Operating temperature
23 to 131°F (-5 to +55°C) short term
27.2°C (81°F) at 15,000 ft (4,600m)
Note: De-rate 34.5°F (1.4°C) per 1,000 ft above 6,00 0 ft (per 300 m above 2,600 m)
Transportation/Storage Conditions
Temperature
-13 to 158°F (-25 to
+70°C)
-4 to 149°F (-20 to +65°C)
-4 to 149°F (-20 to +65° C)
Relative humidity
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
Altitude
15,000 ft (4,600 m)
15,000 ft (4,600 m)
15,000 ft (4,600 m)
Regulatory Compliance
Safety
Per safety requirements of
deployable platform
● UL 60950-1, First Edition, Standard for safety for information technology equipment
(US)
● CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, Safety of information technology equipment
including electrical business equipment (Canada)
● IEC 60950-1:2001, Safety of information technology equipment / Second Edition 2005) (World-Wide)- 2nd Ed. 2005 (is optional and will roll in by Dec. 1, 2010)
● EN 60950 -1:2001, Safety of information technology equipment (CENELEC;
includes EU and EFTA)
● GB4943-2001, Safety of information technology equipment (PRC)
● AS/NZS 60950-1, Safety of information technology equipment including electrical
business equipment (Australia)
● NOM-019, Safety of data processing equipment (Mexico)
EMC
AS/NZS 3548: 1995
incorporating Amendments
1 and 2; Class A
(Australia)
CISPR 22: 1997; Class A
(International)
Code of Federal
Regulations, Title 47, Part
15, Sub-part B: 2000;
Class A (United States FCC)
CNS-13438 (Taiwan)
EN55022: 1998, EN610003-2: 1995, EN61000-3-3:
1995, EN55024: 1998,
EN50082-1: 1997
(European Union &
Eastern Block)
EN300386: 2000; Class A
(European Union licensed
telecommunications
network equipment
operators)
Emission:
● 47 CFR Part 15 Class A
● CISPR22 Class A
● EN300386 Class A
● EN55022 Class A
● EN61000-3-2
● EN61000-3-3
● SD/EMI (India)
● KN22 (Korea)
● VCCI Class I
● AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A
Immunity:
● CISPR24
● EN300386
● EN50082-1
● EN55024
● SD/EMI (India)
● KN22 (Korea)
● EN61000-6-1
ICES-003 Issue 3, 1998
(Canada)
VCCI V-3/ 00.04 (Japan)
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Ordering Information
For information about how to order the Cisco SRE modules, please visit the SRE Modules Ordering Guide. To place
an order, visit the Cisco Ordering Home Page and refer to Tables 7 and Table 8. For additional product numbers,
including the Cisco SRE bundle offerings, please check the Cisco price list or contact your local Cisco account
representative.
To download software, please visit the Cisco Software Center.
Table 7.
Cisco SRE Ordering Information
Product Number
Product Description
ISM-SRE-300-K9
512MB DRAM, 4GB flash storage
SM-SRE-700-K9
2GB DRAM, 512MB flash storage, 500GB hard disk, field replaceable hard disk
SM-SRE-900-K9
4GB DRAM, 2GB flash storage, 2 x 500GB hard disk (1 TB storage), embedded cryptography chip, RAID 1
support, hot swappable hard disk
SM-DSK-SATA-500GB=
Spare 500GB hard disk for SM-SRE-900-K9
Table 8.
Cisco SRE and Cisco ISR G2 Bundles
Ordering SKU
Description
C1941-SEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 1941,, SRE 300, and SEC license PAK bundle
C2901-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 2901, SRE 300, PVDM3-16, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C2911-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 2911, SRE 300, PVDM3-16, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C2921-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 2921, SRE 700, PVDM3-32, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C2951-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 2951, SRE 700, PVDM3-32, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C3925-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 3925, SRE 700, PVDM3-64, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C3945-VSEC-SRE/K9
Cisco 3945, SRE 700, PVDM3-64, UC and SEC License PAK bundle
C2911-WAAS-SEC/K9
Cisco 2911, SRE 700, Sec PAK, WAAS Enterprise License for Small branch bundle
C2921-WAAS-SEC/K9
Cisco 2921, SRE 700, Sec PAK, WAAS Enterprise License for Medium branch bundle
C2951-WAAS-SEC/K9
Cisco 2951, SRE 900, Sec PAK, WAAS Enterprise License for Large branch bundle
C3925-WAAS-SEC/K9
Cisco 3925, SRE 900, Sec PAK, WAAS Enterprise License for Large branch bundle
C3945-WAAS-SEC/K9
Cisco 3945, SRE 900, Sec PAK, WAAS Enterprise License for Large branch bundle
Warranty Information
Warranty information is available on Cisco.com at the Product Warranties page.
Service and Support Information
Cisco SRE hardware service and support is covered by the SMARTnet contract for the router in which the module
will reside. Cisco SRE-supported applications have associated Cisco Software Application Support plus Upgrades
(SASU) options, which you must purchase separately; they are not included in the router or Cisco SRE module Cisco
SMARTnet contract.
For More Information
For more information about the Cisco SRE modules, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/SRE or contact your local
Cisco account representative.
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