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Cisco ACE 4710 Config help needed

Outside of the numerous books and video we have on the Cisco site. Does anyone have a Cheat Sheet on setting up a Cisco ACE 4710?  I've been tasked to power up our ACE and come find out it's not under support nor the latest code. It's running A5(1.2). That said I need to build it out while keeping the admin context and create two more additional Contexts for testing. Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hello,

We are using the same model and recently we replaced with older one. Right CISCO ACE dead in market.

What config you are looking for the same please share with me , so i can help you.

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The ACE 4710 end of sales was January 2014. You cannot even buy a support contract on it anymore - only renew existing ones. 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/application-networking-services/ace-4700-series-application-control-engine-appliances/eol_C51-728976.html

There's quite a bit of good documentation on it though. The configuration guide on the product support page is one place to start:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/application-networking-services/ace-4710-application-control-engine/model.html

You should also check out the Cisco docwiki pages on ACE. I have found them to be a good resource.

Specifically there is a page on setting up virtual contexts:

Link 1 - ACE virtual contexts

...and another on troubleshooting:

Link 2 ACE Troubleshooting

Be warned that you will not have very good performance if you use the ACE for SSL offload. They never really enhanced it to support modern 2048-bit key length.

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Good info. on the Virtual Context. So out the box I have it with a base config on the network. Should I build certs first and then the context or the context and then the certs under the context's that I would be using?

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Do you mean SSL certificates being used by your servers?

You import those into the ACE in the contexts that you have already built.

Reference:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/interfaces_modules/services_modules/ace/vA5_1_0/configuration/ssl/guide/sslgd/certkeys.html#wp998815

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