I'm currently looking into configuring acs to provide tacacs authentication. I've not had that much experience with ACS so far, but have put together a basic set up. We are running ACS 4.2.
The question I have is regarding adding network devices. We have in excess of 1000 switches - do all these need to be created as individual network devices in ACS? Or is there a way to import them, say from a list of IP addresses?
If each needs to be added individually, this seems like quite an admin overhead.
How do you guys manage this task?
Many thanks in advance.
ACS gives you a feature to do Bulk import of usernames, Network devices etc. through a feature called RDBMS Syncronization. Through this, you would be able to add all the devices, not have to enter each one of them.
You can go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_server_for_windows/4.2/user/guide/A_RDBMS.html to know more about this feature.