TAC IPS Media Series, Episode 2 - IPS Hardware

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Episode Information

Episode Name: Episode 2 - IPS Hardware

Contributors: Blayne Dreier, Stijn Vanveerdeghem

Posting Date: October 21th, 2010

Description: In this episode, Cisco TAC engineers discuss the features and components of the IPS hardware products.

Episode Show Notes

  • 4240
    • Intel Celeron CPU, 2.5 Ghz
    • 2 GB DDR RAM
    • 512 MB Flash
    • 5 fans
  • 4255
    • Pentium 4 CPU, 3 Ghz
    • 4GB DDR RAM
    • 5 fans
  • 4260
    • 2 Intel Xeon CPUs, 3.6 Ghz
    • 4GB DDR2 RAM
    • 1GB IDE Flash Module
    • 4 PCI Slots
    • 2 PCI-Express Slots
    • Supports 4GE Copper Bypass Card and 2 port Fiber Card (both PCI-Express)
    • Supports redundant power
  • 4270
    • 2 Dual Core AMD Athlon CPUs, 2.6 Ghz
    • 8 GB DDR2 RAM
    • 7 PCI-Express Slots
    • 2 64-bit PCI Slots
    • 1 GB Compact Flash Card
    • System Insight LED Diagnostic Display
    • RAID Controller for future-expandable HDD bays
    • Supports 4GE Copper Bypass Card and 2 port Fiber Card (both PCI-Express)
    • Supports redundant power
    • 6 removable fans
  • SSC-5
    • AMD x86 CPU
    • 512 MB DDR DRAM (4x128 MB)
    • 512 MB Flash
    • Compatible with the ASA 5505
  • AIP-SSM-10
    • 2.0 Ghz CPU
    • 1 GB RAM (2x512 MB)
    • 256 MB Flash
    • Compatible with the ASA 5510
    • Physical front-face Management interface
  • AIP-SSM-20
    • 2.4 Ghz CPU
    • 2 GB RAM (2x1 GB)
    • 256 MB Flash
    • Compatible with the ASA 5510, ASA 5520, and ASA 5540
    • Physical front-face Management interface
  • AIP-SSM-40
    • Dual Core 2.0 Ghz CPU
    • 4 GB SODIMM RAM (2x2 GB)
    • 2 GB Flash
    • Compatible with the ASA 5540
    • Physical front-face Management interface
  • NME-IPS
    • 500 Mhz MIPS CPU
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 512 MB Flash
    • Physical front-face Management interface
  • AIM-IPS
    • 400 Mhz MIPS CPU
    • 1 GB RAM
    • 512 MB Flash
    • No physical interfaces - uses the PCI Bus to communicate with the router
  • IDSM-2
    • 2 Pentium 3 CPUs, 1 Ghz
    • 2 GB PC-133 RAM
    • 128 MB Flash
    • Front-face Shutdown button and status LED
    • Internal on-board Console interface
    • Internal on-board LCP interface
    • Mezzanine card that hosts a 20 GB HDD
    • Intel PCI policy card
    • Compatible with the Catalyst 6500 switch and 7600 router

About the TAC IPS Media Series

The Cisco TAC IPS Media Series is created by Cisco TAC engineers. Each episode will concentrate on a particular feature of the IPS, with a  portion dedicated to configuration and a portion dedicated to troubleshooting and debugging.

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