The Cisco Services Ready Engine (SRE) modules are router blades for the Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 that provides the capability to host Cisco, third-party, and custom applications. The modules have their own processors, storage, network interfaces, and memory that operate independently of the host router resources, helping to ensure maximum concurrent routing and application performance while reducing physical footprint, lowering power consumption, and simplifying IT administration at the branch office. You can provision applications on the module remotely at any time. This solution can help your organization to quickly deploy new branch-office applications on-demand, reduce the cost of operating branch-office infrastructure, and protect your IT investment in the branch office.
Cisco SRE offers the next-generation branch-office hosting infrastructure that combines networking, collaboration, compute and storage services, and centralized management into a cohesive system designed to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency at the branch office. It integrates all elements necessary to optimize branch-office IT infrastructure for delivery of applications from the datacenter and deployment of branch-office applications on demand, and houses them under a single chassis.
- Small physical and carbon footprint
The Cisco SRE comes in two convenient form factors: the small-footprint Cisco SRE Internal Service Module, which is installed inside the router, and the high-performance Cisco SRE Service Module, which is installed in one of the external slots on the router. The capability to be housed inside of the Cisco Integrated Services Router Generation 2 chassis creates a powerful single-box device for a variety of branch-office applications.
- High-performance, high-capacity hardware
The Cisco SRE modules offer compute performance and storage capacity on par with typical branch-office servers or appliances. The various Cisco SRE modules provide different processor, storage, and memory options for applications with different performance requirements.
- On-demand application provisioning
You can easily install, replace, or uninstall applications from the Cisco SRE hosting infrastructure using familiar Cisco device and network management tools. The management tools allow you to replace one type of application with a different, even unrelated type of application on one or a group of Cisco SREs. Moreover, you can deploy the Cisco SRE in the branch office without any application when the network is being installed and quickly provision it with a supported application at a later time. Finally, the same, consistent hardware footprint can be used to host different applications in different branch offices.
- Centralized management and troubleshooting
You can provision and manage applications hosted on the Cisco SRE with Cisco Configuration Professional, command-line interface (CLI), and CiscoWorks LMS. These familiar network management tools offer both single- and multi-device management options. In addition, the Cisco SRE modules come with an onboard hardware diagnostic tool for monitoring the health of the hardware or troubleshooting problems.
|Device Type||Router - voice / fax module|
|Enclosure Type||Desktop - modular - 2U|
|Data Link Protocol||Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Network / Transport Protocol||L2TP, IPSec, PPPoE, PPPoA|
|Routing Protocol||OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, EIGRP, DVMRP, PIM-SM, IGMPv3, GRE, PIM-SSM, static IPv4 routing, static IPv6 routing|
|Remote Management Protocol||SNMP, RMON|
|Compliant Standards||IEEE 802.1Q, IEEE 802.1ah, IEEE 802.1ag|
|Power||AC 120/230 V ( 47 - 63 Hz )|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||43.8 cm x 30.5 cm x 8.9 cm|