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  • 1.  Virtualize Cisco ISE

    Posted Jun 16, 2022 03:37 AM

    Any others deploying Cisco ISE on VMware?  Are there any special provisions being put in place e.g. putting the VMs on their own hosts or behind a load balancer, etc. or keeping them with the rest of the workloads?

  • 2.  RE: Virtualize Cisco ISE

  • 3.  RE: Virtualize Cisco ISE

    Posted Jun 16, 2022 12:16 PM

    We have 2 virtual ISE running on ESX 7 on Nutanix HCI hardware. They're just in with all the other production VMs. They work great.

    The only provision we have is that we have to exclude those VMs from our Rubrik backups as currently if Rubrik attempts to backup virtualized ISE: ISE dies.

    We learned this hard way! (Reference: this absolutely minimal cisco bug page: Cisco Bug: CSCvu92228 - [DOC] ISE Compatibility Matrix Should Identify Whether VM Backups with Rubrik are Supported)


  • 4.  RE: Virtualize Cisco ISE

    Posted Jun 16, 2022 01:10 PM

    Very good to know!  Thank you so much for the heads up!!!

  • 5.  RE: Virtualize Cisco ISE

    Posted Jun 17, 2022 08:51 PM

    In my environment in Site A and Site B, these VMs are isolated from the rest VMs. It means we have dedicated hosts only for these VMs. 

    Expensive solution? - definitely, I don't know why - but the Network team insists on such a solution.