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  1. 1. The Router is Dead. Long Live the RouterNew technology to play on this episode of TechWiseTV…welcome to theshownotes! Matt Lambert waits patiently as Jimmy Ray shakes the 2911 like an impatient kid at Christmas.If you have not seen the entire show, please register and watch it here. Thisshow premieres on October 29 at 10 AM PST with live Q&A but can be seen asa video on demand at that exact same location as early as the next day. Theentire focus of this show in on the most interesting changes we found in one ofCisco‟s most popular technologies, the Integrated Services Router, announcedon October 20 with Generation Two.Segment 1 – New Model, New StoryTime passes so much faster than we realize. The current line of IntegratedServices Routers did not „seem‟ that old…but in reality, represent a 5 year oldmodel. They are still being deployed in large numbers but this new ISR G2still manages to be not just a mild refresh of updated metrics…but yet anotherground up re-invention of what a router can and should be. Clear signals(assuming they were not clear already) that video heavy multi-media is aforegone conclusion that we all need to admit is not a future state…but it ishere and now.So what is new? (source)
  2. 2. Press coverage was strong as many weighed in this past week providingcoverage for the broader architectural vision of „borderless networking‟ as well.Information Week „Cisco Announced Borderless Networks‟ “Cisco‟s New Box Earns it an Upgrade”Channel Insider “Cisco Overhauls Router Family”InternetNews „Cisco Upgrades Routers to Generation Two‟Segment 2 – The ISR AutopsyJimmy Ray welcomes routing expert Matt Lambert to the lab as they begintaking apart one of the new ISR‟s to examine exactly how much has physicallychanged and how it was done. In depth exploration of Power over Ethernetand the Multi-Gigabit Fabric highlight this lab segment.
  3. 3. New modules and new concepts for said modularity promise to bring youfeatures you have only dreamed of integrating on single platform. We willexpose you to the options and get the low down on what you can do with yourexisting modules.Etherswitch Network Module in a Service Module Adapter for use inan ISR G2:Network Module Adapter that allows the use of existing NMs in thenew Service Module (SM) slot in the ISR G2:The new 48 port GE Etherswitch Service Module for the ISR G2:
  4. 4. An existing OC3 Network Module (NM) in a Service Module (SM)adapter for use in an ISR G2The modular Services Performance Engine (SPE) offers upgradeableperformance in the Cisco 3900 Series. Users can optionally install anIntegrated Services Module (ISM), voice DSP modules or increased memorydirectly to the SPE as demands change:
  5. 5. Segment 4 – Collaboration EnablementVideo is poised to finally become the defacto expectation for effectivecommunication – what role does the new ISR G2 play in this evolution and whatwill that mean for your business.Teresa Newell joins me to review the enhanced video capabilities of the ISR G2and reveal how „medianet„ must be used to describe it. This is a greatreminder of the importance of architecture for being successful here and theurge to confine „video‟ to only one set of technologies is way too limiting. Segment 5– The Service Ready EngineThe Service Ready Engine may sound like a marketing term but the reality isanything but. Anurag Gurtu explains how this one item may hold some of themost promising changes for getting your technology to work on your behalf likenever before.
  6. 6. The new Services Ready Engine (SRE) with dual field-replaceable hard drives:The new Services Ready Engine (SRE) in SM form-factor:
  7. 7. Segment 6 – Universal IOSAnyone who has spent any time researching an upgrade or attempting tomaintain a reasonable level of sanity when dealing with IoS release trains willwelcome these changes with open arms. Universal IOS promises thesimplification of a historically complex topic. This is no simple engineering feat– TechWiseTV takes a close look at the code and tells you what to expect.Which one do you prefer?Release Model:
  8. 8. From the Director of Product Management, Network Software and SystemsTechnology Group:Cisco IOS Software Release 15 provides a more consistent user experienceresulting from the evolution of Cisco‟s software development model. This shiftin development, coupled with an improved delivery model, accelerates thesharing of features and applications enabling Borderless Network Services. Thenew Integrated Services Router Generation Two (G2) Series takes advantage ofthese benefits immediately. New Release Offers Consolidated Support Strategy and Extended Platform Support Cisco IOS Release 15 M and T initiates a consolidated support strategy for short and long releases to provide greater consistency in new feature release and rebuild schedules and simplify the software selection process. Release 15 M and T integrates a comprehensive portfolio of Cisco technologies, including leading-edge functionality delivered in Releases 12.4 and 12.4T. Release 15.0(1)M, the first release, provides support for the broadest range of hardware in the industry, including Cisco ISRs, and Cisco 7200 and 7301 Series Routers. New Capabilities Enabling Improved Services Delivery Release 15.0(1)M adds support for key capabilities such as:· Service Advertisement Framework (SAF), enabling network applications todynamically discover the existence and configuration of other networkedapplications and services.· Flexible NetFlow and Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR)integration, combining the strengths of both features to provide Layer 2-7
  9. 9. per-flow application visibility and statistics.· Embedded Event Manager (EEM) Version 3.1, introducing significantenhancements for event detection, notification mechanisms, and commandexecution capabilities.· Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) Cisco 1900, Cisco2900, and Cisco 3900 Series support, helping businesses and service providerstransform the branch office experience and better enable rich-mediaapplications.· Software Activation, enabling „Services on Demand‟ model to realizeoperational savings through reduced truck rolls, ease of software ordering,simplified software management and efficient new feature deployment.Additional Information reading: