If you are a enterprise and not a service provider it seems to me that FULL LMS-ACS integration just over complicates LMS deployments especially when you have multiple LMS and ACS deployments from various companies you acquired over the years but never fully integrated.
In the past all the enterprises I worked at deployed LMS with only user authentification via ACS. Now I am at a company where we have multiple LMS-ACS deployments and there seems to be more pain because of this.
Our eventual goal is to get down to two fully redundant multi-sever deployments of LMS for the entire enterprise and a fully integrated ACS.
If you are an enterprise using LMS with a consolidated network engineering group, and not a service provider, what does Cisco recommend in regards to ACS integration -- full LMS-ACS integration or loose integration for only user authentification to LMS ?
Any opinions on this topic would be most appreciated. Thx.
Point 4 is a show stopper. LMS cannot manage devices from two different ACS servers. Point 3 shouldn't have any thing to do with ACS integration.