Question about WAAS

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Aug 19th, 2007
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Hello,


I have a very basic question about WAAS.. I would like to know in case that I have a main office and five branch offices, and I would like to add WAAS modules only to two branches; in such a case, should I install another WAAS module or appliance in the main office? also, I would like to know if the other three branches would work just fine without any WAAS module?

Correct Answer by Zach Seils about 9 years 9 months ago

Hanan,


You will need a total of four devices:


2 WAE - Remote Office Accelerators

1 WAE - Main Office Accelerator

1 WAE - Central Manager


The Central Manager must be an external appliance -- it cannot be run on a NME-WAE. I would also recommend an external appliance for the Main Office Accelerator.


Thanks,

Zach



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Zach Seils Sun, 08/19/2007 - 16:31
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Hanan,


You will need a total of four devices:


2 WAE - Remote Office Accelerators

1 WAE - Main Office Accelerator

1 WAE - Central Manager


The Central Manager must be an external appliance -- it cannot be run on a NME-WAE. I would also recommend an external appliance for the Main Office Accelerator.


Thanks,

Zach



hezetoun Mon, 08/20/2007 - 01:26
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Couldn't I use an external appliance in the main office so it works as Centeral Manager and main office accelerator? And what about the other three branches, would do they work fine without any WAAS modules installed within their connection to the main office?

Zach Seils Mon, 08/20/2007 - 17:54
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The CM currently requires a dedicated appliance.


Yes, remote sites without a WAE installed will work fine. You can either 1) let their connections be handled as pass-through by the Head Office accelerator, or 2) exclude the remote offices without WAE's from interception at the Head Office.


Zach



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