VIDEO: CCNP Security 300-206 (SENSS) – Installing Cisco ACS on VMWware

A quick video on how to install Cisco ACS Version 5.8

Here are the VM Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

2 CPUs (dual CPU, Xeon, Core2 Duo or 2 single CPUs)
2 GHz CPU speed


Hard Disk
A minimum of 60 GB is required.

Maximum storage is up to 750 GB.
Note: ACS partitions the available disk space automatically during the installation process.

Note: It is recommended that you allocate the hard disk size to be greater than 500 GB for the secondary instance, which acts as a log collector.

NIC (Network Interface Card)
1 Gb dedicated NIC interface

VMware ESXi 5.5
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 1
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 2
VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3
VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 2

For more information:
Installation and Upgrade Guide for Cisco Secure Access Control System 5.8

The Video


The Content

Just flying over the installation of ACS 5.8

What to look Next?

While you keep up with the installations and the creating of the topology, I will be working on creating scenarios to efficiently get hands on the technology.

About the Author:

Andres Sarmiento, CCIE # 53520 (Collaboration)
With more than 13 years of experience, Andres is specialized in the Unified Communications and Collaboration technologies. Consulted for several companies in South Florida, also Financial Institutions on behalf of Cisco Systems. Andres has been involved in high-profile implementations including Cisco technologies; such as Data Center, UC & Collaboration, Contact Center Express, Routing & Switching, Security and Hosted IPT Service provider infrastructures.

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