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The Building Blocks in a Cisco NAC Appliance Design

Contents

  1. Cisco NAC Appliance Solution Components
  2. Cisco NAC Appliance Minimum Requirements
  3. Scalability and Performance of Cisco NAC Appliance
  4. Summary

Chapter Description

This chapter focuses on the building blocks available with the Cisco NAC Appliance solution. The purpose and function of each piece is covered, as are the requirements, scalability, and performance of these building blocks.

Scalability and Performance of Cisco NAC Appliance

To ensure a good design, understanding the scalability and performance limits of NAC Appliance is important. Table 3-4 depicts the scalability and performance numbers that are relevant to properly designing a NAC Appliance solution.

Table 3-4. Scalability and Performance of NAC Appliance

NAC Appliance Manager

Maximum Managed Server Pairs/Manager

20

NAC Appliance Super Manager

Maximum Managed Server Pairs/Manager

40

NAC Appliance Server

Data Throughput/Server

~950 Mbps

Maximum Users/Server

3500

Maximum MAC Addresses/Server

8000