Migration Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5
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Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Organization

How to Use This Document

Conventions

Documentation Updates

Product Documentation

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


Published: November 26, 2013

This document describes the data migration process from Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) Releases 3.x and 4.x to Cisco Secure ACS Release 5.5. ACS 5.5 provides many new features and functionality.

There are several differences between ACS 3.x and 4.x and ACS 5.5 platforms. You should clearly understand these differences before attempting to migrate to ACS 5.5. This document highlights these differences and provides guidance on how to migrate your ACS 3.x and 4.x configuration to ACS 5.5.

In addition to understanding the information in this document, Cisco recommends that you perform a thorough evaluation of the ACS 5.x platform.

Audience

This guide is for administrators who want to migrate to the ACS 5.5 platform.

Organization

This guide includes the following sections:

Title
Description

Chapter 1 "ACS 5.5 Deployment Overview"

Provides an overview of the ACS 5.5 deployment model in comparison with ACS 3.x and 4.x.

Chapter 2 "Understanding ACS 5.5 Configuration"

Explains the configuration areas in ACS 5.5 in comparison with ACS 3.x and 4.x, to help understand how older configurations can be converted to ACS 5.5.

Chapter 3 "Configuration Migration Methods in ACS 5.5"

Describes different methods to migrate the configuration from existing systems to ACS 5.5.

Chapter 4 "ACS 5.5 Migration Utility Support"

Describes the scope of migration using the Migration Utility.

Chapter 5 "Migration Utility Setup and Installation"

Describes system requirements, preinstallation considerations, and how to access the Migration Utility.

Chapter 6 "Using the Migration Utility to Migrate Data from ACS 4.x to ACS 5.5"

Describes the data migration process in various phases using the Migration Utility.

"ACS 5.5 Attribute Support in the Migration Utility"

Describes attribute migration from ACS 4.x to ACS 5.5.

"Configuration Mapping from ACS 3.x and 4.x to ACS 5.5"

Provides configuration mapping from ACS 3.x and 4.x to ACS 5.5

"Feature Comparison of ACS 3.x and 4.x with ACS 5.5"

Provides detailed feature comparison of ACS 3.x and 4.x to ACS 5.5

"Troubleshooting the Migration Utility"

Describes how to troubleshoot the Migration Utility.


How to Use This Document

The following chapters and appendices contain instructions to migrate to ACS 5.5 from earlier releases:

See "Feature Comparison of ACS 3.x and 4.x with ACS 5.5" to ensure that all the key features for your deployment are met in ACS 5.5.

See Chapter 1 "ACS 5.5 Deployment Overview" to understand the ACS 5.5 system level details such as platform support, the distributed deployment model, and system interfaces.

See Chapter 2 "Understanding ACS 5.5 Configuration" to understand the key functional and configuration differences in ACS 5.5, and for specific configuration recommendations and examples.

See Chapter 3 "Configuration Migration Methods in ACS 5.5" to understand the approaches for migrating an existing configuration.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention
Indication

bold font

Commands, keywords, and user-entered text appear in bold font.

italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

[ ]

Square brackets can indicate one of the following:

An optional element.

Default responses to system prompts.

{x | y | z }

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

courier font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays appear in courier font.

< >

Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.



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


Documentation Updates

lists the updates to the Migration Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5.

Table 1 Updates to the Migration Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

Date
Description

11/25/2013

Cisco Secure Access Control System, Release 5.5.


Product Documentation


Note It is possible for the printed and electronic documentation to be updated after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


lists the product documentation that is available for ACS 5.5. To find end-user documentation for all the products on Cisco.com, go to: http://www.cisco.com/go/techdocs

Select Products > Security > Access Control and Policy > Policy and Access Management > Cisco Secure Access Control System.

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Table 2 Product Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Cisco Secure Access Control System In-Box Documentation and China RoHS Pointer Card

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

Release Notes for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_release_notes_list.html

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_user_guide_list.html

CLI Reference Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_command_reference_list.html

Supported and Interoperable Devices and Software for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_device_support_tables_list.html

Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Software Developer's Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.5

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
products_programming_reference_guides_list.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco SNS-3415 and Cisco SNS-3495 Appliances

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9911/
prod_installation_guides_list.html


Related Documentation


Note It is possible for the printed and electronic documentation to be updated after original publication. Therefore, you should also review the documentation on Cisco.com for any updates.


lists the related documentation that is available for ACS 4.x.

Table 3 Related Documentation 

Document Title
Available Formats

Installation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows 4.0

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows 4.0

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/products_user_guide_list.html

Installation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows 4.x

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows 4.1

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/products_user_guide_list.html

Installation Guide for Cisco Secure ACS for Windows 4.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

User Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control Server for Windows 4.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/
secursw/ps2086/products_user_guide_list.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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