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Data Sheet
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
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 multicore CPUs, support for highcapacity digital signal processors (DSPs) for future enhanced video capabilities, highpowered service modules with improved availability, Gigabit Ethernet switching with
enhanced Power over Ethernet (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 that 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.
Figure 1.
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
Product Overview
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, T3/E3, xDSL, copper and fiber GE.
Key Business 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. Table 1 lists the business benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series.
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Table 1.
Key Business Benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers
Benefits
Description
Services 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 Software technology sets which can be activated with a software license.
This allows your business to quickly deploy advanced features without downloading a new Cisco IOS
Software 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). Table 2 lists the architectural
features and benefits of the Cisco 2900 Series.
Table 2.
Architectural Features and Benefits
Architectural Feature
Modular Platform
Benefits
● 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 (IPSec)
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 (IPSec
acceleration).
● The onboard encryption hardware replaces and outperforms the advanced integration modules (AIMs)
of previous generations.
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Architectural Feature
Benefits
Multigigabit Fabric (MGF)
● 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 FormFactor 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.
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.
● 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.
● 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.
A complete list of supported modules, including a list of supported SFPs for the Cisco 2900 Series, is available at:
http://www.cisco.com/go/2900.
Table 3.
Modularity Features and Benefits
ISR Modules
Cisco Service Module
Benefits
● 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-Ds),
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.
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ISR Modules
Cisco Unified Computing System™
(Cisco UCS®) E-Series Servers
Benefits
Cisco UCS E-Series Servers are next-generation power-optimized, general-purpose x86 64-bit blade
servers that provide:
● Integrated networking
● Virtualization optimization
● Four- or six-core Intel Xeon processors
● Hardware RAID 0, 1, and 5 support
● Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC)
Cisco UCS E-Series Network
Compute Engine (NCE)
The Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine is a series of compute modules that are both priceand power-optimized for hosting a variety of Cisco network applications and other applications:
● Integrated networking
● Virtualization-ready
● Two-core Intel processors
● Cisco IMC
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 IOS 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 Cisco IOS Software 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.
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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 identified at http://www.cisco.com/go/sa.
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)
For additional information and details about Cisco IOS Software licensing and packaging on Cisco 2900 Series
Integrated Services Routers, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/2900l.
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.
Cisco UCS E-Series Servers: Integrated Network, Compute, and Storage
Cisco UCS E-Series Servers, part of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), are next-generation,
power-optimized, general-purpose x86 64-bit blade servers designed to be deployed in Cisco Integrated Services
Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) and the Cisco 4451-X Integrated Services Router.
These price-to-performance optimized single-socket blade servers balance simplicity, performance, reliability, and
power efficiency and are well suited for applications and infrastructure services typically deployed in small and
branch offices. By using the Cisco ISR G2 as the blade server chassis, you can now deploy a single converged
networking and computing platform designed specifically for remote- and branch-office infrastructure consolidation.
Cisco UCS E-Series Servers deliver next-generation Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 and E3-1100 product family
technology in combination with integrated remote lights-out management in a blade-server form factor. These
powerful processors deliver multiple cores and threads in a reduced-power envelope, providing improved
performance and better energy efficiency than preceding models, making them an excellent platform for
introducing virtualization into the branch office. The innovative, zero-footprint form factor of the Cisco UCS E-Series
Servers in conjunction with the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 and E3-1100 product families offers significantly
lower total cost of ownership (TCO), increased business agility, and greater reliability when compared to
standalone rack-mount and tower servers.
Cisco UCS E-Series Server modules are available in two form factors. The first is a singlewide blade server
powered by a high-performance yet power-efficient Intel Xeon processor E3 v1 or v2 with four cores, up to 16 GB
of RAM, and two TB of local storage. The second is a doublewide blade server powered by a high-performance
Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 with up to six cores and support for up to 48 GB of RAM and three TB of local
storage.
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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 keysystem 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 openstandard 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-tonemultifrequency (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 three times the number of sessions.
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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)
Detailed information about the security features and solutions supported on the Cisco 2900 Series is available at
http://www.cisco.com/go/routersecurity.
Wireless and Mobility Services
Wireless LAN/WAN
The Cisco Integrated Services Routers supporting the Cisco Unified Wireless Architecture enable deployment of
secure, manageable wireless LANs (WLANs) optimized for remote sites and branch offices, including fast secure
mobility, survivable authentication, and simplified management. The Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Module on the
Cisco 2900 Series allows small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices to costeffectively 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. For more information about 3G
solutions on Cisco Integrated Services Routers, please visit http://www.cisco.com/go/3g.
Integrated LAN Switching
The Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Routers (Cisco 2911 through Cisco 2951) support the new, enhanced Cisco
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leading Layer 2 or Layer 3 switching with feature sets identical to those found in the Cisco Catalyst 2960 and
Catalyst 3650-X Series Switches performing local line-rate switching and routing.
The new, enhanced Cisco SM-X Layer 2/3 EtherSwitch Service Modules take advantage of the increased power
capabilities on the Cisco 2900 ISRs. They support PoE+, MACsec, and Cisco TrustSec® technology. Additionally,
the enhanced Cisco EtherSwitch modules enable the newest Cisco power initiatives, Cisco EnergyWise™
technology, 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 office.
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, Cisco IOS Software-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 Cisco IOS
Software 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 UCS E-Series Network Compute Engine
Cisco UCS E-Series Network Compute Engines are the newest E-Series brand of products that are price- and
power-optimized, general-purpose x86 64-bit compute modules designed to be deployed in Cisco ISR G2 routers
(Figure 1) and Cisco 4400 Series ISR networking platforms.
The first compute module in this series delivers a high-performance yet power-efficient Intel Pentium Processor
B925C (4-MB cache, 2.00 GHz) product family with two cores in combination with integrated remote lights-out
management in a service-module form factor. The innovative, zero-footprint form factor of the Cisco UCS E- Series
Network Compute Engine offers significantly lower TCO, increased business agility, and greater reliability when
deploying network applications in the remote and branch office.
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
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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 their 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 branchoffice services.
WAAS Express
Organizations today face several unique wide area network (WAN) challenges: the need to provide employees with
constant access to centrally located information, the requirement to continuously back up and replicate missioncritical data to centrally managed data centers, the desire to provide satisfactory experience for IP phone and video
communication, and the mandate to control bandwidth costs without sacrificing application availability and
performance.
Cisco WAAS Express is designed to help organizations address these challenges. Cisco WAAS Express extends
the Cisco WAAS product portfolio with a small-footprint, cost-effective Cisco IOS Software-based software solution
integrated into the ISR G2 to offer bandwidth optimization and application acceleration capabilities. Cisco WAAS
Express increases remote user productivity, reduces WAN bandwidth costs, and offers investment protection by
interoperating with existing Cisco WAAS infrastructure. Cisco WAAS Express is unique in providing network
transparency, improving deployment flexibility with on-demand service enablement, and integrating with native
Cisco IOS Software-based services such as security, NetFlow, and QoS.
Cisco WAAS Express is fully interoperable with WAAS on SM-SRE modules, WAAS appliances and can be
managed by a common WAAS Central Manager.
Cisco WAAS Express is available in Cisco IOS Software from Release 15.1(2)T1.
Further information on Cisco WAAS Express can be found at
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11211/index.html.
Medianet for 2900 ISRs
As video becomes pervasive in an organization and more video devices are used, new demands are placed on the
network. It can be challenging to accommodate video needs while reducing complexity, planning for capacity, and
providing the best possible user experience.
Smarter Network, Endpoints, and Services
Traditional IP networks need to evolve to medianets to accommodate these changes. A medianet is an end-to-end
IP architecture that helps to enable pervasive media experiences.
The medianet architecture includes a smarter network, smarter endpoints, shared media services, cloud services,
and shared media services.
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More Medianet Benefits
A medianet reduces total cost of ownership and scales video through features such as auto-configuration and
media monitoring. At the same time, it helps to ensure a quality user experience while optimizing bandwidth use
and efficiency.
For more information on Medianet for 2900ISR, please go to
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/netsol/ns1094/index.html.
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 endto-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.
Refer to Tables 4 and 5 below for details about network management and manageability support on Cisco 2900
Series Integrated Services Routers.
Table 4.
Cisco 2900 ISR G2 Series IOS Software Features and Protocols Support
Feature
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.
Encapsulation
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).
Note:
For a more comprehensive list of features supported in Cisco IOS Software refer to the Feature Navigator
tool at http://www.cisco.com/go/fn.
Table 5 lists the embedded management features available with Cisco IOS Software.
Table 5.
Embedded Management Features Available with Cisco IOS Software
Feature
Description
Cisco IOS Web
Services Management
Agent (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 XMLbased data encoding that is transported by the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the configuration data and
protocol messages.
Cisco IOS Embedded
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,
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Event Manager (EEM)
corrective, or any desired EEM action when the monitored events occur or when a threshold is reached.
Cisco IOS IP ServiceLevel Agreement
(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, Remote
Monitoring (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.
The Cisco network management applications listed in Table 6 are standalone products that you can download or
purchase to manage your Cisco network devices. The applications are built specifically for the different operational
phases; you can select the ones that best fit your needs.
Table 6.
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-touse 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-preventionsystem (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 webbased 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.
Summary
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.
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Table 7.
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services Router Product Specifications
Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
Embedded Hardware-Based
Cryptography and Acceleration
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
Services and Slot Density
0
1
1
2
Double-Wide Service Module
0
Slots (use of a double-wide slot
will occupy all single-wide
service module slots in a 2900)
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 0: 256 MB
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 0: 256 MB
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
slot 1: none
Compact Flash (External) –
Maximum
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 0: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
slot 1: 4 GB
External USB 2.0 Flash Memory 2
Slots (Type A)
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
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 to 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
175
250
370
405
Power Specifications
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Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
130
200
280
370
Maximum End-Point PoE
Power Capacity with PoE Boost
(Watts)
N/A
750
750
750
Power Supply (Platform Only)
(Watts)
Maximum End-Point PoE
Power Available from PoE
Power Supply (Watts)
DC Input Voltage
N/A
24 to 60 Vdc, autoranging 24 to 60 Vdc, autoranging 24 to 60 Vdc, autoranging
positive or negative
positive or negative
positive or negative
DC Input Current
N/A
(MAX) 8A (24V)
(MAX) 12A (24V)
(MAX) 12A (24V)
3.5A (60V)
5A (60V)
5A (60V)
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 19 in. (48.3 cm)
EIA
Included
Included
Included
Included
Rack-Mount 23 in. (58.4 cm)
EIA
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Wall-Mount (refer to installation Yes
guide for approved orientation)
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
Back and Side to Front
Back and Side to Front
Optional Airflow Kit
N/A
Front to back
N/A
N/A
Temperature: 5,906 feet
(1,800m) Maximum Altitude
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
Temperature: 9,843 feet
(3,000m) Maximum Altitude
32 to 77ºF (0 to 25ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
32 to 104ºF (0 to 40ºC)
Temperature: 13,123 feet
(4,000m) Maximum Altitude
N/A
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
32 to 86ºF (0 to 30ºC)
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
N/A
exceed 0.024 kg water/kg
of dry air
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
Temperature
-40 to 158ºF
(-40 to 70ºC)
-40 to 176ºF
(-40 to 80ºC)
-40 to 158ºF
(-40 to 70ºC)
-40 to 158ºF
(-40 to 70ºC)
Relative Humidity
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
5 to 95%
Environmental Specifications
Operating Conditions
Non-Operating Conditions
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Altitude
Cisco 2901
Cisco 2911
Cisco 2921
Cisco 2951
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
15,000 ft (4,570m)
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
UL 60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
CAN/CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
EN 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
AS/NZS 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
47 CFR, Part 15
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
ICES-003 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
EN55022 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
CISPR22 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
AS/NZS 3548 Class A
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
VCCI V-3
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
CNS 13438
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 300-386
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 61000 (Immunity)
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN 55024, CISPR 24
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
EN50082-1
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
TIA/EIA/IS-968
CS-03
CS-03
CS-03
CS-03
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ANSI T1.101
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
ITU-T G.823, G.824
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
IEEE 802.3
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
RTTE Directive
Regulatory Compliance
Safety
EMC
Telecom
Supported Modules
The Cisco 2900 Series supports a wide range of modules that span industry-leading breadth of services at the
branch office. For a list of modules supported on the Cisco 2900 Series, please visit:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10537/products_relevant_interfaces_and_modules.html.
Ordering Information
The Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers are orderable and shipping. For information about how to order
the Cisco 2900 Series, please visit the Cisco 2900 Series Ordering Guide. To place an order, visit the Cisco
Ordering Home Page and refer to Table 8, which provides basic ordering information. For additional product
numbers, including the Cisco 2900 Series bundle offerings, please check the Cisco 2900 Series Integrated
Services Router Price List or contact your local Cisco account representative.
Table 8.
Cisco 2900 Series Basic Ordering Information
Product Name
Product Description
CISCO2901/K9
Cisco 2901 with 2 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 2 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default, 512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2911/K9
Cisco 2911 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 2 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default, 512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2921/K9
Cisco 2921 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 3 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default, 512MB DRAM default, IP Base
CISCO2951/K9
Cisco 2951 with 3 onboard GE, 4 EHWIC slots, 3 DSP slots, 1 ISM slot, 256MB CF default, 512MB DRAM default, IP Base
SL-29-DATA-K9
Data License for Cisco 2901-2951
SL-29-UC-K9
Unified Communications License for Cisco 2901-2951
SL-29-SEC-K9
Security License for Cisco 2901-2951
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Cisco Integrated Services Router Migration Options
Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers are included in the standard Cisco Technology Migration Program
(TMP). Refer to http://www.cisco.com/go/tmp and contact your local Cisco account representative for program
details.
Warranty Information
The Cisco 2900 Series Integrated Services Routers have a ninety (90) day limited liability warranty.
Cisco and Partner Services for the Branch
Services from Cisco and our certified partners can help you transform the branch experience and accelerate
business innovation and growth in the Borderless Network. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to create a
clear, replicable, optimized branch footprint across technologies. Planning and design services align technology
with business goals and can increase the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of deployment. Technical services help
improve operational efficiency, save money, and mitigate risk. Optimization services are designed to continuously
improve performance and help your team succeed with new technologies. For more information, please visit
http://www.cisco.com/go/services.
Cisco SMARTnet® technical support for the Cisco 2900 Series is available on a one-time or annual contract basis.
Support options range from help-desk assistance to proactive, onsite consultation. All support contracts include:
●
Major Cisco IOS Software updates in protocol, security, bandwidth, and feature improvements
●
Full access rights to Cisco.com technical libraries for technical assistance, electronic commerce, and
product information
●
24-hour access to the industry’s largest dedicated technical support staff
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