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Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to add WCCP to be configured for websense. My first option seems to be either purchase an IPServices license for the stack of 3750E switches, but i am thinking this will require us to license all three switches in the stack.

The second option i am looking at is to do the WCCP configuration on the 2800 router we have on the edge. The problem is both Gig ports are in use, one going to the firewall and the second going to the ISP.

My first question would be, which option is better in terms of manging as well as cost of implementing it.

The second question is, if WCCP on the router is a better option, what is the add on module i should be looking to get to add the additional ports to hook up the Websense cache.

Thanks guys!

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

We are trying to not introduce any cost to the network at this point.

Sorry, but I don't want to sound arrogant but if the finances are not yet available, then purchasing a HWIC Gig interface is a waste of money because your router won't be able to push between 46 to 113 Mbps.  The value I've just stated is expressed in half duplex and without encryption.

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Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

A 3750-stack can be operated with different licenses. But that makes the design a little bit more complicated.

What about using subinterfaces on the router and a trunk to your switch? There you can build a new network for the Server.

And if you want an additinal physical NIC in your router, here are the choices:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps5854/products_relevant_interfaces_and_modules.html

You can use Ethernet-routed modules or Ethernet-Switch-modules. I usually have 4-port-switch-modules in my 2800-routers for flexibility.

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Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

Thank you, these are the options i am looking for. We will brainstorm on these options and i will definitely post back.

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Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

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No 2800 is really capable of supporting sustained gig transmission rates, so if you're looking to add a single port, you might look at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/routers/ps5854/product_data_sheet0900aecd80581fe6.html

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

Thanks for pointing this out. Our link is at 100mbps right now. So, this may be less of a cocern at the present time. But, will definitely be a limiting factor in the future

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

I agree with Joseph.

The 2800 will not be able to push more than 100 Mbps per interface.

You want to push 1 Gbps per interface?  You need to look at something with more beef.  And this is the exclusive domain of the ASR 1K with RP2. 

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

Thanks Leo. We are trying to not introduce any cost to the network at this point. But, definitely worth looking into.

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

We are trying to not introduce any cost to the network at this point.

Sorry, but I don't want to sound arrogant but if the finances are not yet available, then purchasing a HWIC Gig interface is a waste of money because your router won't be able to push between 46 to 113 Mbps.  The value I've just stated is expressed in half duplex and without encryption.

Module to add gig interfaces to 2800 series router

Thanks again for the warning and your inputs. We decided to go with getting the IP Services license for the switches.

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