Installation Guide for Cisco Security Manager 4.5

Cisco Security Manager enables you to manage security policies on Cisco devices in large, medium, or small networks. You can use shareable objects and policies in Security Manager to manage thousands of devices, or only a few. Security Manager also supports configuration views that are optimized for different use cases; supports the provisioning of many platform-specific settings; provides device grouping capabilities; enables you to monitor, view, and examine events on your network; and provides health and performance monitoring.

This installation guide does the following:

  • Enables you to determine which license you need. (The license you need depends upon whether you are performing a new installation or upgrading from one of several previous versions.) Also describes the various licenses available, such as standard, professional, and evaluation.
  • Lists hardware and software requirements for installing Security Manager.
  • Explains important concepts about the software applications that you select for installation and the environment in which you install them.
  • Provides instructions for installing Security Manager server and Auto Update Server and for installing dedicated client software for Security Manager.
  • Describes what you must do after installation so that you can use your newly installed applications successfully.
  • Explains local RBAC (role-based access control) using Common Services.
  • Guides you in understanding and troubleshooting problems that might occur during, or as a result of, installation.

Technical Documentation Set for this Release:

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