Two years ago Cisco introduced the Catalyst 9000 series switches as the next generation of campus switches. Every Catalyst switch family had an equivalent 9K to replace it; the 3800s were replaced with the 9300, the 4500s were replaced with the 9500, and the long standing 6500 chassis switches were replaced with the 9400. Cisco was consolidating all Catalyst switches into the 9000 series, well all but one. It seemed, at the time, that the wildly successful Catalyst 2000 series switch was spared from the chopping block as there was no comparable 9K. Enter the 9200!
In our previous entries to this series, we’ve deployed ISE, integrated it with Microsoft AD, and configured the ISE server-side certificates. All of that being completed, we are now ready to configure our Policy Set for 802.1X and test it out.
This entry in our Cisco ISE blog series expands on the previous entry, Authenticate all the things! Some of the vernacular we established in that entry will be repeated here, but not explained. So, if you haven’t had a chance to read that one yet, go ahead, we’ll wait right here for you! In this entry, we take a closer look at the EAP authentication types we see most commonly deployed as a part of a Wired and Wireless network 802.1X deployment.
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