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over 1 year ago

Cisco ISE Monitoring

Since Cisco is sunsetting ACS, I'd love to see some monitoring features for Cisco ISE added. It would be nice to be able to download the config of the ISE appliance like I can with any switch, router, or firewall. I'd also love to see some sort of template to set up monitoring for ISE. I've been working with Cisco for some time now on a ticket to get my ISE appliances to recognize SolarWinds still to no avail. Some sort of template for making this happen would be helpful.

  • rschroeder​,

    Have you seen the latest hardware from Cisco? Cisco Cloud Services Platform 2100 - Cisco , you pick and choose what modules (router, switch, IPS, firewall) and licenses you want to build a device that can do what you want/need. And the configuration is pushed down to it once it registers with a controller. Meraki is similar in that it gets it's config once it registers with a cloud controller. Now let's throw into the mix the latest Vipela acquisition. So to your statement, "It's almost as if Cisco is trying to move their applications into the cloud, and just sell dumb switches that get their configs from the cloud." ... there's nothing "almost" about it. emoticons_happy.png

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  • NPM and NCM both should start supporting ISE.

  • I agree, this is something I'd like, too.

    Has Cisco indicated there are a small number (preferably just ONE) files in which all ISE configurations are stored, that can be read or offloaded by NCM, and compared for a daily configuration change report?

    The more things Cisco puts into appliances that look like servers, the less likely we are to be able to manage their configs with NCM.  The same goes for Cisco's applications.

    Once you move away from flat running-config and startup-config files, like those found in IOS, IOS-XE, NXOS, etc., the bigger the challenge I think Solarwinds has trying to get that data and store it and compare it for us.

    It's almost as if Cisco is trying to move their applications into the cloud, and just sell dumb switches that get their configs from the cloud.  Talk about WAN / ISP pipes being needed!  Maybe that's where Cisco should invest next.