ACS Server hardware build for NAC/TACACS deployment

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Jul 25th, 2007


We are in the pilot stage of a NAC v2 Framework rollout for our 4000 seat network and have funding available to purchase a high spec server to be deployed as the primary ACS box. The server will also handle our TACACS requirements for accessing network devices. I know I could simply go with the Cisco recommended build, however with a view to the future of managing NAC requests for 4000 PCs, I am keen to over spec the box where this would be useful. I have options to increase RAM, Processors and Disk configuration. Which of these will be advantageous?

Cheers, SteveK.

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aghaznavi Wed, 08/01/2007 - 10:05

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