What does WAAS require hardware wise?

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May 5th, 2010
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I have 2 3825 routers with NME-WAE-522-K9 modules in them.

Is there any other hardware that I have to have to utilize them?

From what I am reading we need a WAE (Wide Area Application Engine) such as a WAE-512-K9  to run the WAAS Central Manager on in order to peer and control the WAAS modules with.

From what I read the NME modules will not operate in a standalone model.

Can anyone verify this fact?

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Zach Seils Fri, 05/07/2010 - 12:25
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You can do some basic testing with just NME modules, but for all intents and purposes, you will need the Central Manager for full use and

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dinesh.thathana... Tue, 05/11/2010 - 21:17
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Hi Zach,

Very interesting point.

Provided that I dont need the provisioning and reporting  functionality done by the Central Manager, can I run a WAAS setup with only two WAE devices on the network?


Zach Seils Wed, 05/12/2010 - 05:38
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Hi Dinesh,

Without the Central Manager you also won't be able to use the SSL AO and disk encryption.  There may be some other features, but that's what I can think of off the top of my head.  In addition, we don't support production depployments without a Central Manager.  But for lab testing of basic optimization, 2 devices is fine.




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