CLI Reference Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1
Preface
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Table of Contents

Preface

Who Should Read This Guide

How to Use This Guide

How This Guide Is Organized

Document Conventions

Documentation Updates

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Preface

This guide describes how you can configure and maintain Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) 5.1 by using the command-line interface (CLI). Each topic provides a high-level summary of the tasks required for using the CLI in the Cisco Application Deployment Engine (ADE) OS 1.2 that, in combination with ACS 5.1, runs on the CSACS-1121 appliance.

This preface includes:


Note Use this guide in conjunction with the documentation listed in Related Documentation.


Who Should Read This Guide

The majority of the instructions in this guide are straightforward; however, a few are complex. Therefore, only experienced users should use these instructions.


Note Use this guide in conjunction with the documentation listed in Related Documentation.


How to Use This Guide

Cisco makes the following recommendations for using this document:

  • Read the document in its entirety. Subsequent sections build on information and recommendations discussed in previous sections.
  • Use this document for all-inclusive information about the ACS appliance.
  • Do not vary the command-line conventions (see Document Conventions).

How This Guide Is Organized

This table lists the major sections of this guide.

 

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Overview of the ACS Command Line Interface

Provides an overview of the ACS CLI environment and command modes.

Chapter 2

Using the ACS Command Line Interface

Describes how you can access and administer ACS from the CLI.

Appendix A

ACS Command Reference

Provides a complete description of all the commands.

Document Conventions

This guide uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information.

 

Convention
Description

bold font

Commands and keywords.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values.

[ ]

Keywords or arguments that appear within square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

A choice of required keywords appears in braces separated by vertical bars. You must select one.

courier font

Examples of information displayed on the screen.

bold courier font

Examples of information you must enter.

< >

Nonprinting characters (for example, passwords) appear in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts appear in square brackets.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem. A tip might not consist of an action or troubleshooting help, but could still contain useful information.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Documentation Updates

 

Table 1 Updates to CLI Reference Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1

Date
Description

07/22/2007

Updated the book according to the bug CSCtr47122.

12/29/2010

Updated the following section:

“debug-log”

Added Usage Guidelines to the following section:

“show application”

07/19/2010

Updated the following commands:

06/14/2010

Added the command ip route, page 128 .

06/03/2010

Updated the book according to the bug CSCth05175.

4/07/2010

Updated the backup command in Table 1-7.

1/22/2010

Added the command show acs-logs in the Related Commands table in “debug-adclient”.

11/11/2009

Cisco Secure Access Control System Release 5.1

Related Documentation


Note We sometimes update the printed and electronic documentation after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on http://cisco.com for any updates.


You may find the following ACS-specific documentation helpful:

  • Installation and Upgrade Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1
  • User Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1
  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco 1121 Secure Access Control System 5.1 and Cisco NAC Appliance 4.7
  • Migration Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1
  • Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software Tables for the Cisco Secure Access Control 5.1
  • Open Source Licenses Information for the Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.1
  • Release Notes for the Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.1

For details on locating these documents, refer to the License and Documentation Guide for the Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.1 , available at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.1/license_doc/
guide/acs_51_lic_doc_gd.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation , which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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