I am currently running a WAAS POC at a bank and I have run into the following problem;
- The WAAS core device is placed in-line at the HQ and it seems to block the following Microsoft Services on all the branches that connect through this kit, Microsft Outlook MAPI, Microsoft CIFS and Microsoft Terminal Serices.
Basically remote branch users are complaning that they cannot access the Exchange server through outlook MAPI, they cannot connect to a file server to access scanned documents and they cannot connect to windows terminal services.
Apparently the Core WAE is connecting to a packeteer device that can only do half-duplex hence the WAE is giving a major error that it is running on half-duplex. There is an Tipping point IPS device after the packeeter device but the branches were working well without the WAAS kit hence ruling out that the IPS or packeteer is the problem.
What could be making the WAE to block the microsoft services and not other services like HTTP?
Urgent as Riverbed & Juniper are running a parallel POC and this might affect Cisco's WAAS image!!!