Cisco ISE Part 2: Installation

This is a Cisco ISE blog post series with some how-to’s for configuring the ISE deployment, This blog post series exists of 10 parts.
The blogpost Agenda:

  • Part 1: introduction
  • Part 2: installation
  • Part 3: Active Directory
  • Part 4: High Availability
  • Part 5: Configuring wired network devices
  • Part 6: Policy enforcement and MAB
  • Part 7: Configuring wireless network devices
  • Part 8: Inline posture and VPN
  • Part 9: Guest and web authentication
  • Part 10: Profiling and posture

This week, part 2: installation.
Cisco ISE installation
After installation of the software, type “setup” in the username field on the console.
A wizard appears, complete this wizard with the following information:

  • Hostname
  • IP adress
  • Netmask
  • Default Gateway
  • DNS domain
  • Nameservers
  • NTP server
  • Timezone (try to use UTC)
  • Enter a useraccount for the first admin user
  • Enter the password for this user

Make sure the NTP server is correct and reachable, NTP is important for the ISE deployment.
During the wizard proces, enter a database password and a database user password.
After the wizard, it can take up to 30 minutes before the setup completes. So, grab a coffee or something.
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