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Upgrading SNS-3515 with RAID 1 and Rebuilding ISE?

Hello,


we've a SNS-3515 Appliance with ISE installed. But SNS-3515 has only one Hard Disk and only one Power Supply.


It is incomprehensible to me why Cisco builds such a system. For me it is unprofessional.

The SNS-3515 is nothing special. A Standard UCS C220 M4 Server with a MegaRAID Controller included.

I think the scenario would be easy:
- install the ISE
- back up the ISE
- install two new disks and build a RAID 1
- install the ISE
- restore the backup.
- Rehost the license

Has anybody ever tried this? I know that Cisco doesn't support RAID 1 on SNS-3515. But why?


Greeetz

Nico

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Cisco sells the SNS-3595 for

Cisco sells the SNS-3595 for customers desiring a more robust server - higher capacity CPU, more memory, RAID10 and dual power supplies.

You might be able to accomplish what you're asking but I would open a TAC case first - you may run into some low level issue that would leave you without a functioning system. I know ISE can be very particular about the underlying hardware. Keep in mind that you do not have shell access to the underlying Linux in ISE except via TAC.

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I know with ACS on the 3415's

I know with ACS on the 3415's we can add the second PSU with no issue as they just do not include it in the base bundle. I am curious about the extra disk as well for RAID 1. In theory it should work since the controller is the same between them but just configured differently.

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Found this

Found this

https://cisco-marketing.hosted.jivesoftware.com/message/232553

Looks like it would be unsupported.

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Re: Upgrading SNS-3515 with RAID 1 and Rebuilding ISE?

I talked to our SE.

Cisco supports a second PSU, but not a second Hard Drive.

Seriously?

SNS-3515 --> $ 16.000 GPL

SNS-3595 --> $ 30.000 GPL

ISE-VM --> $ 6.000 GPL

A $ 10.000 Server with only one HDD and one PSU. Unbelievable.

We don't need a bigger appliance. We only need a robust server.