What Is ACS?
ACS is a very powerful tool that enables network security administrators to
As you begin to deploy ACS, keep in mind that there is not a "one solution fits all" answer to the deployment of ACS. The deployment of your ACS is dependent on the
How to Obtain ACS
ACS is available as a trial download to registered users on the Cisco website at http://www.cisco.com/go/acs. You should see your local Cisco representative if you are interested in purchasing ACS for use in your network.
Requirements to Run ACS Version 3.2
There are many software requirements for running ACS. The first is that a supported browser must be installed on the system from which you are going to manage ACS. ACS was
The second software requirement is an English-language version of Windows 2000 Server, with Service Pack 1 or 2 installed. Also, note that Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server or Windows 2000 Datacenter Server are not supported in ACS version 3.2.
There is no discussion of the UNIX version of ACS in this book as it has been deemed end of life by Cisco. Additionally, CiscoSecure for UNIX is a completely different product that shares only the
The following hardware requirements are the minimum for running Cisco Secure ACS version 3.2:
Now, with the