WAAS NM Enterprise vs. Transport License

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Jun 19th, 2007

Hi all,

I am evaluating the WAAS Network Modules for the 2811 routers and it is not very clear to me the difference between the Transport License and the Enterprise License.

Can I do CIFS optimization and file caching with the transport license or do I need the Enterprise license?

Does anyone has some documentation that explains more clearly the difference between the two licenses?


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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Wed, 06/13/2007 - 14:00

Transport license includes the layer 4 transport optimizations (TFO, DRE, Compression ...). The Enterprise license includes all the Layer 4 optimizations plus the layer 7 "application adapters" such as the file/print protocol optimizations.

If you want to run a CIFS environment and

wants prepositioning and print services, then the Enterprise license (which includes WAFS) is required on all "Edge/Core" WAEs.

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

Zach Seils Fri, 06/22/2007 - 16:27

Also note that the NME-WAE-302 only supports the transport license.



siddiqui75 Sat, 06/23/2007 - 23:56

DO WAE-512-K9 AND WAE-612-K9 comes with transport and enterprise license or is it required to get the enterprise license seperately.

Zach Seils Mon, 06/25/2007 - 17:57


The software licenses are purchased separately for WAAS, regardless of the hardware platform used.




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