Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Appliance and Module Installation Guide for IPS 5.1
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Contents

Audience

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


Revised: March 27, 2012, OL-8677-01

Contents

This guide describes how to install appliances and modules that support Cisco IPS 5.1. It includes a glossary that contains expanded acronyms and pertinent IPS terms. It is part of the documentation set for Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 5.1. Use this guide in conjunction with the documents listed in Related Documentation. This preface contains the following topics:

Audience

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is for experienced network security administrators who install and maintain Cisco IPS sensors, including the supported IPS appliances and modules.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention
Indication

bold font

Commands and 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.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{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.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square 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.



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem.



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


Timesaver Means the described action saves time. You can save time by performing the action described in the paragraph.



Warning Means reader be warned. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in bodily injury.

Related Documentation

These documents support Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 5.1 and can be found on Cisco.com at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps4077/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Documentation Roadmap for Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 5.1

Release Notes for Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 5.1

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 4200 Series Appliance Sensor

Installing and Using Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Device Manager 5.1

Configuring the Cisco Intrusion Prevention System Sensor Using the Command Line Interface 5.1

Command Reference for Cisco Intrusion Prevention System 5.1

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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