Am a newbie in Cisco WAAS and wanted to ask..........................
What kind of serial console cable do i use to access the Cisco WAE 512 appliance?
I have the normal cisco console cable can this work?
Here are some things that helped me get started.
Read this docum regarding the setup of a WAE.
Search Youtube for WAAS Demos. You'll find lots of people who have setup demonstration that will give you an idea of what to expect.
Your 3 WAAS devices will be configured in this manner...
One device configured as a Central Manager (probably in your data center)
One device configured as an Application Accelerator colocated with your Central Manager.
One device configured as an Application Accelerator on your branch site.
For the demo you'll need either a WAN simulator or a real WAN connection between the data center and the branch accelerators. 50 ms latency is probably the minimum to get a good WOW factor. If you have a simulator go ahead and crank it up to 100-200 ms latency. I've been doing demos using 3-6MB files over a 100ms link. This shows the customer how a non-accelerated file takes 4+ minutes to transfer, while an accelerated file takes about 10 seconds or so.
For testing or demo you can configure an access list on your routers at each site to allow only IP address to be accelerated. This way you are only affecting one host's traffic. Then when you are comfortable you can widen the IP range or put an any any statement at the end.
ip wccp 61 redirect-list waas-wae
ip wccp 62 redirect-list waas-wae
ip access-list exended waas-wae
permit ip any host 10.1.1.1 <-- this is the ip address of the host at that site you want to be part of the demo.
permit ip host 10.1.1.1 any
Hopefully this can get you started.