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Setting Up and Maintaining a Distributed ISE Deployment

Chapter Description

In this sample chapter from Cisco ISE for BYOD and Secure Unified Access, 2nd Edition, explore the configuration steps required to deploy ISE in a distributed design. Content also covers the basics of using a load balancer.


This chapter reviewed the basic principles of deploying distributed ISE nodes, high availability for ISE Policy Administration and Monitoring & Troubleshooting nodes. It examined the pillars of successful load balancing with ISE Policy Service Nodes, failover selection on Cisco Catalyst switches, and IOS load balancing.

This chapter also emphasized the importance of having regular backups in addition to a highly available design, and described where to configure those backups in addition to patching an ISE deployment.

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