If you are looking to deploy a Cisco ISE 3.1 deployment for your business, you will need to have the appropriate hardware and software in place. In this blog post, we will take a look at the specific VM requirements for Cisco ISE 3.1, so that you can make an informed decision about which platforms to use. We also encourage you to read our previous blog post, which covers the various benefits of using Cisco ISE 3.1 for your business. By doing so, you will have a better understanding of what this platform has to offer and how it can benefit your organization.
What is Cisco ISE 3.1?
Cisco ISE 3.1 is a software-defined data center (SDDC) management platform that provides users with an intuitive, centralized tool for managing virtual machines (VMs) and applications. It helps you to improve application performance, manage security and compliance requirements, scalability, and availability.
The Cisco ISE 3.1 SDDC platform offers a number of features that make it a powerful tool for organizations that need to manage their VMs efficiently and securely:
What are the VM Requirements for Cisco ISE 3.1?
Cisco ISE 3.1 is a comprehensive, easy-to-use platform for managing network devices and applications. When you install and configure Cisco ISE 3.1, you create a virtual machine (VM) that can run on any of the supported platforms: Windows or MacOS X. You can also use Cisco ISE 3.1 as a console host for other VMs, which gives you increased flexibility and control when deploying your environment.
To install and configure Cisco ISE 3.1, you need the following:
A computer with at least 2GB of memory to run the VMware Player software and Cisco ISE 3.1;
A valid license for VMware Player;
A valid subscription to Cisco Live to access the online features of Cisco ISE 3.1;
An internet connection; and
How to Check if Your VM meets the Requirements for Cisco ISE 3.1?
Looking to upgrade your Cisco ISE 3.1 deployment from a VM to a physical machine? Here are the steps to check if your current VM meets the requirements for Cisco ISE 3.1:
1) Download and install the latest version of VMware Player (www.vmware.com/downloads).
2) Launch VMware Player and connect to your vCenter Server instance.
3) In the left pane, select Datacenter->VMs and Templates, click on the name of your current VM, and then click on Edit in the lower right pane.
4) On the General tab, make sure that your VM is powered off and that the disk size is equal to or greater than 1024 MB. If not, you will need to resize your VM before continuing.
5) On the Memory tab, verify that your VM has at least 8GB of memory installed (the default amount may be insufficient for some applications). You can also increase this amount by editing the vm_memory_size parameter in your vSphere configuration file (located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Tools\bin\configuration).
In this article, we will discuss what are the VM requirements for Cisco ISE 3.1. First and foremost, make sure that your hardware is adequately equipped to run VMware vSphere 6.0 or later. Secondly, you will need either a 64-bit operating system or Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V enabled. Lastly, you will need 8GB of memory and 1TB of storage space on your server to install Cisco ISE 3.1.[/vc_column_text][/vc_row]