Cisco ISE Deployment Notes

As with any deployment, having a good design in place is the foundation of achieving a successful deployment. In this blog I will be putting together a few notes to keep in mind when designing and deploying Cisco ISE appliance. COMMUNICATION Whilst communication is not strictly part of the actual design, it is nonetheless an important area to address. Deploying access controls in any network is a risky business indeed. Why? Well … access control here should be a good clue! Furthermore, prior to even starting the design, you must fully understand what the requirements are and communicate the limitation within…

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F5 Lab – Test HTML/ASP Pages

The free online F5 lab includes few Web servers configured so that the user is presented with different web pages based on whether the access was made over http or https. The problem is that the F5 Lab is slow and therefore, having a similar implementation in my lab, sounded cool. In this blog I will show you how I did it.

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vSphere v5.5 :: Are SSD Disks Worth it?

When I first built my ESXi server, I thought I’d invest in a good server to allow me to really get my  hands “dirty” with VMware. When it came to acquiring disks, I quickly realise that SSD drives were very expensive … so I ended up with SAS drives. Didn’t take long to find out it is possible to optimise Memory Resources by using SSD drives. I have therefore decided to invest in two 128 GB SSD drives but never really got the chance to actually put them to test. I connected and used them as local storage. Recently, prices…

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