How to Order Cisco 4000-AX Application Experience Routers?

Are you familiar with Cisco Application Experience (AX) routers? If not, you should know the Application Experience. The Application Experience license, included with the AX bundle, includes a license for up to 2500 TCP connections. This model can be supported with WAAS integrated into the Cisco 4000 Series. For additional scale, a Cisco UCS E-Series module can be added to run vWAAS. Integrated AppNav functions in the Cisco 4000 Series allow the pooling of these WAAS resources to make the most efficient use of all.

Cisco Application Experience (AX) routers revolutionize the delivery of application-aware services in the branch office and WAN, with comprehensive solutions for application visibility, control, and optimization to enable customers to successfully deploy, monitor, and troubleshoot their applications from anywhere.

About Cisco Intelligent WAN with Akamai Connect

Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) with Akamai Connect is a fully integrated solution from Cisco and Akamai that provides the next-generation application and network optimization. It integrates the best-in-class advanced WAN optimization and intelligent caching techniques directly into the Cisco Integrated Services Routers with Application Experience (ISR-AX) at the branch office. It effectively extends the Akamai Intelligent Platform across the last mile from the Internet directly into the branch office with edge caching, thus significantly offloading traffic from the WAN and providing a superior user experience over bandwidth-constrained networks. Akamai Connect provides faster content delivery regardless of device, connectivity, or cloud, including the corporate private cloud and the public Internet cloud, where most business traffic traverses.

Each Cisco 2911-AX, 2921-AX, and 2951-AX ISR, Cisco 3900-AX and 4400-AX Series ISR-AX, and Cisco 4351 and 4331-AX router bundle also includes the option to add Akamai Connected Cache licenses.

The Cisco 4000 Integrated Services Router Family includes the Cisco 4451-X-AX, 4431-AX, 4351-AX, 4331-AX, and 4321-AX routers. Each Cisco 4000-AX bundle includes licenses for IP Base, Security (SEC), Application Experience (AppX), and Right to Use (RTU) for Wide Area Application Services (WAAS). Cisco 4000-AXV bundles also include licenses for Unified Communications (UC) and Cisco Unified Border Element.

In the following part the Cisco 4000-AX ordering guide describes the options available for each product to help you take advantage of application experience from Cisco.

Cisco 4451-X-AX Series Integrated Services Routers

The Cisco 4451-X-AX ISR includes IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 2500 ISR WAAS or virtual WAAS (vWAAS) connections. The Cisco 4451-AXV also includes licenses for Cisco Packet Voice DSP Module 4-64 (PVDM4-64, Unified Communications (UC), and CUBE (refer to Table1).

The Cisco 4451-X-AX platform includes 4-GB DRAM and 8 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include solid-state drives (SSDs) and additional memory that are required for ISR WAAS.

Table1. Cisco 4451-X-AX and 4451-X-AXV Platforms
Platform ID Estimated Router WAN BW w/ Services Description WAAS/VWAAS/ISR WAAS Options WAAS Optimized TCP Connections
ISR4451-X-AX/K9 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps Cisco ISR 4451 with IP Base, APP and SEC licenses. ● 16GB DRAM, 32GB Flash and 2x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

● UCS-E140/160 single wide or doublewide option for vWAAS

● 2500 with ISR-WAAS

● or 2500 with UCS-E for vWAAS

● For > 2500 see note below

ISR4451-X-AXV/K9 1 Gbps or 2 Gbps Cisco ISR 4451 with CUBE, UC, IPBase, SEC and APP licenses, PVDM4-64. ● 16GB DRAM, 32GB Flash and 2x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

● UCS-E140/160 single wide or doublewide option for vWAAS

● 2500 with ISR-WAAS

● or 2500 with UCS-E for vWAAS

● For > 2500 see note below

Note:     

  • Additional WAAS licenses are required for connections.
  • Multiple WAAS instances are supported up to the max throughput of the router with services enabled.
  • If multiple WAAS instances are required at the branch, AppNav is recommended to efficiently distribute traffic between the WAAS nodes. AppNav-XE is a feature of IOS-XE and included as part of the ISR-4000-AX license. It is recommended that all WAAS nodes in an AppNav node group have similar capacity/connection limits.

When ordering, you have two options to enable either ISR WAAS or vWAAS as follows:

Option 1-ISR WAAS on the Router

For up to 2500 ISR WAAS connections, the DRAM upgrade to 16 GB, flash memory upgrade to 32 GB, SSD network-interface-module (NIM) carrier, and two 200-GB SSDs must be included. With the Cisco 4451-X-AX, customers can purchase a bundled upgrade option that includes the DRAM upgrade, flash-memory upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS. Customers just need to add the bundle shown in Table2 or add items individually as shown in Table3.

Table2. Bundle Upgrade Option Including DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS

Product ID Description
ISR4451XWAAS-200G DRAM upgrade to 16GB, Flash Memory upgrade to 32GB, NIM Carrier and 400GB (200+200) SSD Bundle

Note: Bundle upgrade can only be purchased at the same time router is purchased and cannot be purchased separately.

Table3. Required DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4451

Product ID Description Qty
MEM-4400-4GU16G 4GB to 16GB DRAM Upgrade for ISR4400 1
MEM-FLASH-8U32G 8GB to 32GB Flash Upgrade for ISR4400 1
SSD-SATA-200G 200GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 2
NIM-SSD Carrier NIM carrier for SSDs 1

Option 2-vWAAS on Cisco UCS E-Series Module

For 2500 vWAAS connections a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) E-Series module UCS-E 140/160/180 must be included in the configuration with minimum 16GB of memory and 900GB disk option.

Cisco 4431-AX Series Integrated Services Routers

The Cisco 4431-AX ISR includes IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 1300 ISR WAAS or vWAAS connections, and the Cisco 4431-AXV also includes voice features including PVDM4-64, CUBE, Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CME), and UC licenses (refer to Table4).

The Cisco 4431-AX platform includes 4-GB DRAM and 8 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include SSDs and additional memory that is required for ISR WAAS.

Table4. Cisco 4431-AX and 4431-AXV Platforms

Platform ID Estimated Router WAN BW w/ Services Description WAAS/VWAAS/ISR WAAS Options WAAS Optimized TCP Connections
ISR4431-AX/K9 500 Mbps or 1Gbps Cisco ISR 4431 AX Bundle, with IPBase, APP and SEC licenses ●16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS ●1300 with ISR-WAAS
ISR4431-AXV/K9 500 Mbps or 1Gbps Cisco ISR 4431 AXV Bundle, with PVDM4-64 with CUBE-25, UC, IPBase, APP and SEC licenses. ●16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS ●1300 with ISR-WAAS

When ordering, the following hardware items are required to enable ISR WAAS as indicated in Tables5 and 6.

Table5. Bundle Upgrade Option Including DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4431-AX and 4431-AXV

Product ID Description
ISR4430U-MEM-SSD DRAM upgrade to 16GB, Flash Memory upgrade to 16GB, NIM Carrier and 200GB SSD Bundle

Note: Bundle upgrade can only be purchased at the same time router is purchased and cannot be purchased separately.

Table6. Required DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4431-AX and 4431-AXV

Product ID Description Qty
MEM-4400-4GU16G 4GB to 16GB DRAM Upgrade for ISR4400 1
MEM-FLASH-8U16G 8GB to 16GB Flash Upgrade for ISR4400 1
SSD-SATA-200GB 200GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1
NIM-SSD Carrier NIM carrier for SSDs 1

Support for vWAAS on Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is not available on the Cisco 4431.

Cisco 4351-AX Series Integrated Services Routers

The Cisco 4351-AX ISR includes IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 1300 ISR WAAS or vWAAS connections, and the Cisco 4351-AXV also includes voice features including CUBE and UC licenses (refer to Table7).

Each Cisco 4351-AX includes 4-GB DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include SSDs and additional memory that is required for ISR WAAS.

Table7.  Cisco 4351-AX and 4351-AXV Platforms

Platform ID Estimated Router WAN BW w/ Services Description WAAS/VWAAS/ISR WAAS Options WAAS Optimized TCP Connections
ISR4351-AX/K9 200Mb or 400Mb Cisco ISR 4351 AX Bundle, with IPBase, APP and SEC licenses ●  16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

●  UCS-E140/160 single wide or doublewide option for vWAAS

●  750 with ISR-WAAS

Or

●  1300 with vWAAS

●  For >1300 see note below

ISR4351-AXV/K9 200Mb or 400Mb Cisco ISR 4351 AXV Bundle with PVDM4-64, with CUBE-25, IPBase, APP, SEC and UC licenses. ●  16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

●  UCS-E140/160 single wide or doublewide option for vWAAS

●  750 with ISR-WAAS

Or

●  1300 with vWAAS

●  For >1300 see note below

Note:     

  • Additional WAAS licenses are required for connections.
  • Multiple WAAS instances are supported up to the max throughput of the router with services enabled.
  • If multiple WAAS instances are required at the branch, AppNav is recommended to efficiently distribute traffic between the WAAS nodes. AppNav-XE is a feature of IOS-XE and included as part of the ISR-4000-AX license. It is recommended that all WAAS nodes in an AppNav node group have similar capacity/connection limits.

When ordering, you have two options to enable either ISR WAAS or vWAAS as follows:

Option 1-ISR WAAS on the Router

For 750 ISR WAAS connections, DRAM upgrade to 16 GB, flash-memory upgrade to 16 GB, and SSD is required. When ordering, you have a choice of either one mSATA 200-GB SSD drive or one SSD NIM carrier and 200-GB SSD that must be included in the configuration as indicated in Tables8 and 9.

Table8. Bundle Upgrade Option Including DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and mSATA SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4351-AX and 4351-AXV

Product ID Description
ISR4350U-MEM-MSATA DRAM upgrade to 16GB, Flash Memory upgrade to 16GB and 200GB mSATA SSD Bundle

Note: Bundle upgrade can only be purchased at the same time router is purchased and cannot be purchased separately.

Table9. Required DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4351-AX and 4351-AXV

Product ID Description Qty
MEM-4300-4GU16G 4GB to 16GB DRAM upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
MEM-FLSH-4U16G 4GB to 16GB Flash upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
SSD-SATA-200GB 200GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1
NIM-SSD Carrier NIM carrier for SSDs 1
Or
SSD-MSATA-200GB 200GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1

DRAM and flash-memory upgrade plus SSD storage are required for ISR WAAS. Onboard mSATA SSD or NIM carrier plus SSD are options. Using the onboard mSATA will free up the NIM carrier for other uses.

Option 2-vWAAS on Cisco UCS E-Series Module

For 1300 vWAAS connections a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) E-Series module UCS-E 140/160/180 must be included in the configuration with minimum 12GB of memory and 700GB disk.

Cisco 4331-AX Series Integrated Services Routers

The Cisco 4331-AX ISR includes; IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 750 ISR WAAS or 1300 vWAAS connections, and the Cisco 4331-AXV also includes voice features including CUBE and UC licenses (refer to Table10).

Each Cisco 4331-AX includes 4-GB DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include SSDs and additional memory that is required for ISR WAAS.

Table10. Cisco 4331-AX and 4331-AXV Platforms

Platform ID Estimated Router WAN BW w/ Services Description WAAS/VWAAS/ISR WAAS Options WAAS Optimized TCP Connections
ISR4331-AX/K9 100 Mbps or 300 Mbps Cisco ISR 4331 AX Bundle, with IPBase, APP and SEC licenses ●  16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

●  UCS-E140S single wide option for vWAAS

●  750 with ISR-WAAS

Or

●  1300 with vWAAS

●  For > 1300 see note below

ISR4331-AXV/K9 100 Mbps or 300 Mbps Cisco ISR 4331 AXV Bundle with PVDM4-32, CUBE-10, IPBase, APP, SEC and UC licenses. ●  16GB DRAM, 16GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS

●  UCS-E140S single wide option for vWAAS

●  750 with ISR-WAAS

Or

●  1300 with vWAAS

●  For >1300 see note below

Note:     

  • Additional WAAS licenses are required for connections.
  • Multiple WAAS instances are supported up to the max throughput of the router with services enabled.
  • If multiple WAAS instances are required at the branch, AppNav is recommended to efficiently distribute traffic between the WAAS nodes. AppNav-XE is a feature of IOS-XE and included as part of the ISR-4000-AX license. It is recommended that all WAAS nodes in an AppNav node group have similar capacity/connection limits.

When ordering, you have two options to enable either ISR WAAS or vWAAS as follows:

Option 1 -ISR WAAS on the Router

For 750 ISR WAAS connections, DRAM upgrade to 16 GB, flash-memory upgrade to 16 GB, and SSD is required. When ordering, you have a choice of either one mSATA 200-GB SSD drive or one SSD NIM carrier and 200-GB SSD that must be included in the configuration as indicated in Tables11 and 12.

Table11. Bundle Upgrade Option Including DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and mSATA SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4331-AX and 4331-AXV

Product ID Description
ISR4330U-MEM-MSATA DRAM upgrade to 16GB, Flash Memory upgrade to 16GB and 200GB mSATA SSD Bundle

Note: Bundle upgrade can only be purchased at the same time router is purchased and cannot be purchased separately.

Table12.  Required DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4331-AX and 4331-AXV

Product ID Description Qty
MEM-4300-4GU16G 4GB to 16GB DRAM upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
MEM-FLSH-4U16G 4GB to 16GB Flash upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
SSD-SATA-200G 200GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1
NIM-SSD Carrier NIM carrier for SSDs 1
Or
SSD-MSATA-200G 200GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1

DRAM and flash-memory upgrade plus SSD storage are required for ISR WAAS. Onboard mSATA SSD or NIM carrier plus SSD are options. Using the onboard mSATA will free up the NIM carrier for other uses.

Option 2-vWAAS on Cisco UCS E-Series Module

For 1300 vWAAS connections a Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) E-Series module UCS-E 140/160/180 must be included in the configuration with minimum 12GB of memory and 700GB disk.

Cisco 4321-AX Series Integrated Services Routers

The Cisco 4321-AX ISR includes IP Base, Security, and AppX licensing with RTU for 200 ISR WAAS or vWAAS connections, and the Cisco 4321-AXV also includes voice features including CUBE and UC licenses (refer to Table13).

Each Cisco 4321-AX includes 4-GB DRAM and 4 GB of flash memory by default. It does not include SSDs and additional memory that is required for ISR WAAS.

Table13. Cisco 4321-AX and 4321-AXV Platforms

Platform ID Estimated Router WAN BW w/ Services Description WAAS/VWAAS/ISR WAAS Options WAAS Optimized TCP Connections
ISR4321-AX/K9 50 Mbps or 100 Mbps Cisco ISR 4321 AX Bundle, with IPBase, APP and SEC licenses. ●  8GB DRAM, 8GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS ●  200 with ISR-WAAS
ISR4321-AXV/K9 50 Mb or 100 Mbps Cisco ISR 4321 AXV Bundle, with CUBE-10, IPBase, APP, SEC and UC licenses. ●  8GB DRAM, 8GB Flash and 1x200GB SSD drives for ISR-WAAS ●  200 with ISR-WAAS

When ordering, the following hardware items are required to enable ISR WAAS as indicated in Tables14 and 15.

Table14. Bundle Upgrade Option Including DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and mSATA SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4321-AX and 4321-AXV

Product ID Description
ISR4320U-MEM-MSATA DRAM upgrade to 8GB, Flash Memory upgrade to 8GB and 200GB mSATA SSD Bundle

Note: Bundle upgrade can only be purchased at the same time router is purchased and cannot be purchased separately.

Table15. Required DRAM Upgrade, Flash-Memory Upgrade, and SSDs for ISR WAAS on Cisco 4321-AX and 4321-AXV

Product ID Description Qty
MEM-4300-4GU8G 4GB to 8GB DRAM upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
MEM-FLSH-4U8G 4GB to 8GB Flash upgrade for ISR4300 series 1
SSD-SATA-200G 200GB SATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1
NIM-SSD Carrier NIM carrier for SSDs 1
Or
SSD-MSATA-200G 200GB mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) 1

DRAM and flash-memory upgrade plus SSD storage are required for ISR WAAS. Onboard mSATA SSD or NIM carrier plus SSD are options. Using the onboard mSATA will free up the NIM carrier for other uses.

Support for vWAAS on Cisco UCS E-Series Servers is not available on the Cisco 4321.

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