WAAS/WAE - CM required?

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Aug 27th, 2007
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We are going to be evaluating Cisco's WAAS technology soon. I've heard conflicting information on the central manager - some say that a central manager is required, and others (including some of Cisco's documentation) state that the WAE can be configured using a built-in web interface or CLI.

Is the CM required for a simple 2-site installation?

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Mon, 08/27/2007 - 14:55
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Technically you can get WAN optimization (DRE, TFO, LZ) without a CM. For CIFs you definitely need the CM. But this config (2 WAEs) is not supported by cisco.

In short

You can only use WAAS with a minimum of three devices, two for the WAE's and one CM.

Hope it helps

Syed Iftekhar Ahmed


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