Cisco Identity Services Engine Hardware Installation Guide, Release 1.2
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Table of Contents

Preface

Purpose

Audience

Document Organization

Installation Reference

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents

Platform-Specific Documents

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Purpose

This installation guide provides the following types of information about Cisco ISE, Release 1.2:

  • Prerequisites for installation
  • Procedures for installing the Cisco ISE software on a supported Cisco ISE appliance
  • Procedures for installing the Cisco ISE software on a supported VMware virtual machine
  • Procedures for installing the Cisco ISE software on a supported Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) appliance or Cisco Secure Access Control System (ACS) appliance

Cisco ISE, Release 1.2 offers a choice of two appliance platforms. Your choice depends on the size of your deployment:

  • Small network—SNS 3415
  • Large network—SNS 3495

You can upgrade an existing Cisco ISE 3300 series appliance to Release 1.2.

For VMware-based installations, you must configure the VMware environment to meet minimum system requirements and then install the Cisco ISE, Release 1.2, software. See Chapter 1, “Installing Release 1.2 Software on a VMware Virtual Machine” for more information.

The supported VMware versions include the following:

  • VMware Elastic Sky X (ESX), Version 4.0, 4.0.1, and 4.1
  • VMware ESXi, Version 4. x and 5. x
  • VMware vSphere Client 4. x and 5. x

Audience

This guide is designed for network administrators, system integrators, or network deployment personnel who install and configure the Cisco ISE software on Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliances or on VMware servers. As a prerequisite to using this hardware installation guide, you should be familiar with networking equipment and cabling and have a basic knowledge of electronic circuitry, wiring practices, and equipment rack installations.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


Document Organization

 

Table 1 Cisco ISE Hardware Installation Guide Organization

Chapter/Appendix and Title
Description

Chapter 1, “Network Deployments in Cisco ISE”

Provides an overview of the Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliance deployments and their components. Read this chapter before planning a new Cisco ISE deployment.

Chapter 1, “Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliances”

Provides an overview of the Cisco SNS-3400 Series hardware.

Chapter 1, “Installing and Configuring a Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance”

Describes how to perform an initial installation of Cisco ISE software on Cisco SNS-3400 Series hardware.

Chapter 1, “Installing Release 1.2 Software on a VMware Virtual Machine”

Describes how to install Cisco ISE software on VMware ESX or ESXi and vSphere virtual machines.

Chapter 1, “Installing Release 1.2 Software on Cisco ISE 3300 Series, Cisco NAC, and Cisco Secure ACS Appliances”

Describes how to install Cisco ISE, Release 1.2 software on existing ISE 3300 series, or legacy NAC and ACS appliances.

Chapter 1, “Managing Administrator Accounts”

Describes the two types of administrator accounts in Cisco ISE, their privileges, and how to create them.

Chapter 1, “Performing Post-Installation Tasks”

Provides information about installing a Cisco ISE license and lists the configuration tasks that you need to perform following installation.

Appendix 1, “Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack”

Describes the necessary safety instructions, site requirements, and tasks that you need to perform before installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series hardware. Also, provides instructions on rack-mounting a Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliance, connecting all cables, powering up the appliance, and replacing the server components.

Appendix 1, “Cisco SNS-3400 Series Server Specifications”

Provides physical, environmental, and power specifications for maintaining Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliance following installation.

Appendix 1, “Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance Ports Reference”

Provides a reference list of ports that are used by Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliance services, applications, and devices.

Appendix 1, “Cisco ISE Licenses”

Describes the different types of licenses available in Cisco ISE and how to install them.

Appendix 1, “Certificate Management in Cisco ISE”

Describes local (including wildcard certificates) and CA certificates and how to install them.

Installation Reference

 

Table 2 Cisco ISE 1.2 Installation Scenarios

Installation Process
Reference

Introducing the Cisco ISE appliance and predeployment requirements

Chapter 1, “Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliances”

Appendix 1, “Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack”

Configuring the Cisco ISE software

Chapter 1, “Installing and Configuring a Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance”

Installing the initial Cisco ISE software on the VMware server

Chapter 1, “Installing Release 1.2 Software on a VMware Virtual Machine”

Installing Cisco ISE software on a Cisco NAC Appliance or on a Cisco Secure ACS Appliance

Chapter 1, “Installing Release 1.2 Software on Cisco ISE 3300 Series, Cisco NAC, and Cisco Secure ACS Appliances”

Performing post installation tasks after logging in to the Cisco ISE web interface

Chapter 1, “Performing Post-Installation Tasks”

Document Conventions

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

 

Convention
Item

bold

Commands, keywords, and user-entered text as well as tab and button names in procedural text appear in bold font.

italic

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

courier

Terminal sessions and information the system displays is in courier (monospace, fixed-width) font.

<>

In examples that do not allow italics, such as ASCII outputs, arguments for which you must supply a value appear in <angle> brackets.


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



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


Warning IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem. The tips information might not be troubleshooting or even an action, but could be useful information, similar to a Timesaver.


Related Documentation

Release-Specific Documents


Note General product information for Cisco ISE is available at http://www.cisco.com/go/ise. End-user documentation is available on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.


 

Table 3 Product Documentation for Cisco Identity Services Engine

Document Title
Location

Release Notes for the Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/
ps11640/prod_release_notes_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Network Component Compatibility, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/
ps11640/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine User Guide, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
products_user_guide_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Hardware Installation Guide, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Upgrade Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine, Release 1.2 Migration Tool Guide.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Sponsor Portal User Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
products_user_guide_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine CLI Reference Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_command_reference_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine API Reference Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_command_reference_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine Troubleshooting Guide, Release 1.2.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_troubleshooting_guides_list.html

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco Identity Services Engine, Cisco 1121 Secure Access Control System, Cisco NAC Appliance, Cisco NAC Guest Server, and Cisco NAC Profiler

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
prod_installation_guides_list.html

Cisco Identity Services Engine In-Box Documentation and China RoHS Pointer Card

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
products_documentation_roadmaps_list.html

My Devices Portal FAQs, Release 1.2

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps11640/
products_user_guide_list.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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