WAAS with 2500 Series Routers

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Apr 1st, 2008
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Hi.


Can I integrate waas with 2500 series routers?


Thanks in advance,


Ramiro Marulanda Z.

Correct Answer by pmccubbin about 9 years 3 months ago

No.


"The biggest performance hit on legacy routers is not the WCCP process itself, but rather the increased levels of throughput that are generated from the WAE. Due to the compression technologies in WAAS, a T1 worth of compressed traffic can decode into tens or hundreds of Mbps of output. Older routers can't sustain these throughput rates."


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pmccubbin Tue, 04/01/2008 - 12:37
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No.


"The biggest performance hit on legacy routers is not the WCCP process itself, but rather the increased levels of throughput that are generated from the WAE. Due to the compression technologies in WAAS, a T1 worth of compressed traffic can decode into tens or hundreds of Mbps of output. Older routers can't sustain these throughput rates."


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osiristrading123 Tue, 04/01/2008 - 14:47
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Surely if the WAE is installed inline, the increased bitrates will only be applicable on the LAN side? Hence the WAN will not be passing any more traffic (and more than likely, less).

Zach Seils Tue, 04/01/2008 - 17:12
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Correct. Inline would be an appropriate deployment model in this case.


Zach



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