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How do I configure a Cisco 507 Web cache engine?

How do I configure a Cisco 507 Web cache engine? FInd out from our network routing and switching expert, Sudhanshu Gupta.

How do I configure a Cisco 507 Web cache engine?
It actually depends upon the caching software that you are using on the box. By the way, box has reached end of sale and hence will not be supported by Cisco if something goes wrong. Just a word of caution.

Anyway, following are the steps that you need to take to configure irrespective of the software. You need to have following information ready with you:

Host name
Domain name
Administrator password
Interface identifier
Content IP address
IP network mask
Gateway IP address
Domain Name System (DNS) name server IP address

Step1: You need to do the initial configuration, like host name, domain name, admin passwords, etc., mentioned above. This can be done either by going to enable mode (if you have configured it earlier) or through the dialogues which are asked by the software when it is booted for the first time or after a factory reset.

Step 2: Now you need to enable WCCP. Software on your cache engine may support either version one or version two. I am giving you steps for version one. In case you need it for version two, do let me know:

In global configuration mode you need to do "ip wccp enable."
router(config)# ip wccp enable

Step 3:In interface config mode, you need to do "ip web-cache redirect" at all interfaces that are an outgoing interface to the Internet/intranet or to any other zone:

router(config-if)# ip web-cache redirect

That is all is needed. You can verify your config by using "show ip wccp" or "show stat" commands.

This was last published in February 2006

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