Cisco NAC Appliance - Clean Access Manager Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1(2)
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About This Guide


February 7, 2008

This preface includes the following sections:

Audience

Purpose

Document Conventions

New Features in this Release

Product Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Audience

This guide is for network administrators who are implementing the Cisco NAC Appliance solution to manage and secure their networks. Cisco NAC Appliance comprises the Clean Access Manager (CAM) administration appliance, Clean Access Server (CAS) enforcement appliance, and Clean Access Agent end-user client software. Use this document along with the Cisco NAC Appliance - Clean Access Server Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1(2) to install and administer your Cisco NAC Appliance deployment.

Purpose

The Cisco NAC Appliance - Clean Access Manager Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1(2) describes how to install and configure the Clean Access Manager NAC Appliance. You can use the Clean Access Manager (CAM) and its web-based administration console to manage multiple Clean Access Servers (CASes) in a deployment. End users connect through the Clean Access Server to the network via web login or the Clean Access Agent. This guide describes how to use the CAM web administration console to configure most aspects of Cisco NAC Appliance. It also provides information specific to the Clean Access Manager, such how to implement High Availability. See Product Documentation for further details on the document set for Cisco NAC Appliance.

Document Conventions

Item
Convention

Indicates command line output.

Screen font

Indicates information you enter.

Boldface screen font

Indicates variables for which you supply values.

Italic screen font

Indicates web admin console modules, menus, tabs, links and submenu links.

Boldface font

Indicates a menu item to be selected.

Administration  > User Pages


New Features in this Release

For a brief summary of the new features and enhancements available in this release refer to the "New and Changed Information" section of the Release Notes for Cisco NAC Appliance (Cisco Clean Access), Version 4.1(2).

Product Documentation

Table 1 lists documents are available for Cisco NAC Appliance on Cisco.com at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6128/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


Tip To access external URLs referenced in this document, right-click the link in Adobe Acrobat and select "Open in Weblink in Browser."


Table 1 Cisco NAC Appliance Document Set

Refer to This Document For Information On:
Document Title

Which server hardware supports which versions of CAM/CAS software (if using your own server hardware)

CAM/CAS/Agent system requirements

NIC card troubleshooting

Supported Hardware and System Requirements for Cisco NAC Appliance (Cisco Clean Access)

Which switches and NMEs support OOB deployment

Known issues/troubleshooting for switches and WLCs

Switch Support for Cisco NAC Appliance

Installing the Clean Access Server (CAS) software on the Cisco NAC network module (NME-NAC-K9)

Getting Started with NAC Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers

Installing Cisco NAC network module (NME-NAC-K9 ) in an Integrated Services Router

Installing Cisco Network Modules in Cisco Access Routers

Details on the latest 4.1(2) release, including:

New features and enhancements

Fixed caveats

Upgrade instructions

Supported AV/AS product charts

CAM/CAS/Agent compatibility and version information

Release Notes for Cisco NAC Appliance (Cisco Clean Access), Version 4.1(2)

Complete CAM details, including:

How to install the CAM software

Overviews of major concepts and features of Cisco NAC Appliance

How to use the CAM web console to perform global configuration of Cisco NAC Appliance (applying to all CASes in the deployment)

How to configure CAM pairs for High Availability

Cisco NAC Appliance - Clean Access Manager Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1(2)

CAS-specific details, including:

How to install the CAS software

Where to deploy the CAS on the network (general information)

How to perform local (CAS-specific) configuration using the CAS management pages of the CAM web console, or the CAS direct access console.

How to configure CAS pairs for High Availability

Cisco NAC Appliance - Clean Access Server Installation and Configuration Guide, Release 4.1(2)


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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