- Part numbers beginning with CISCO881, which have been end of lifed.
- Part numbers beginning with C881, which are newly available.
There are a bunch of differences between these models, but it's hard to tell that a difference even exists, let alone what the differences are by looking at the available documentation. I just got my hands on a new C881 for the first time. Here's what I've noticed.
|New C881 on top, old CISCO881 (not wireless - don't believe the stickers) on bottom.|
|New C881 on top|
|Twin screw holes on the new C881...|
|...make the ACS-890-RM-19= work on the C881.|
- The USB port has been moved from one side to the other.
- The "fake" screw hole on the side is now a threaded hole, which means that the C881 will accept the 891's rack mount hardware.
- The Fa4 port has moved a bit.
- The C881 is lead free, which seems to be what prompted all of these gyrations.
- We have a power switch!
- There's no longer a dedicated PoE brick.
- There's still a required internal PoE module, and it's got a different part number.
- C881 ships with 1GB RAM, but half of it is crippled by a license.
- C881 running c800-universal software image doesn't enforce the advanced IP services license, while a CISCO881 running c880-universal software image does enforce that license.
! CISCO881-K9 with PoE option running c880data-universalk9-mz.154-3.M.bin CISCO881#show inventory NAME: "881", DESCR: "881 chassis, Hw Serial#: xxxxxxxxxxx, Hw Revision: 1.0" PID: CISCO881-K9 , VID: V01 , SN: xxxxxxxxxxx NAME: "ESW Power Daughter Card", DESCR: "4-Port ESW Power Daughter Card" PID: ILPM-4 , VID: V01 , SN: xxxxxxxxxxx CISCO881#show license feature Feature name Enforcement Evaluation Subscription Enabled RightToUse advipservices yes yes no no yes advsecurity no no no yes no ios-ips-update yes yes yes no yes
! C881-K9 without PoE option running c800-universalk9-mz.SPA.154-3.M.bin C881#show inventory NAME: "C881-K9", DESCR: "C881-K9 chassis, Hw Serial#: xxxxxxxxxxx, Hw Revision: 1.0" PID: C881-K9 , VID: V01, SN: xxxxxxxxxxx NAME: "C881 Mother board on Slot 0", DESCR: "C881 Mother board" PID: C881-K9 , VID: V01, SN: xxxxxxxxxxx C881#show license feature Feature name Enforcement Evaluation Subscription Enabled RightToUse advipservices no yes no no yes advsecurity no no no no no ios-ips-update yes yes yes no yes MEM-8XX-512U1GB yes yes no no yes
The old 881 won't let me configure BGP, multicast, VRFs without the advipservices license, but the new 881 (or the c800-universal software build) is currently running those features in the lab without any problem.
ASR1002 does something similar: the IPSec RTU license on that box lists for US $10,000, but it's not enforced. I don't understand why they've done this.
I've not yet tried loading the c800-universal image on an old 881.
- The C881 comes with twice as much flash (256MB rather than 128MB) as the CISCO881 - It's a good thing because the c800-universal software image is approximately twice the size (80MB) of the c880-universal image.
- The C881 isn't available bundled with the advipservices license, which would be an annoying hassle if the license were enforced.