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How to add Cisco ISE to EVE-ng

how to add cisco ise to eve-ng


This post will tell you how to add a Cisco ISE image to Eve-ng in the easiest way. Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a next-generation identity, access control, and policy platform that enables enterprises to enforce compliance, enhance infrastructure security and streamline their service operations. The unique architecture of the Cisco ISE allows enterprises to gather real-time contextual information from networks, users, and devices.

Today, Cisco ISE is present in almost all enterprise networks. You can practice for your certifications, learn, test before implementing changes in the production environment, and test your designs.

Follow the below steps to add Cisco ISE to eve-ng-

1. Download the Cisco ISE image
2. Create the Cisco ISE directory
3. Use Filezilla/SCP to upload the Cisco ISE image to a directory
4. Fix the Permission
5. Add the Cisco ISE node to Eve-NG

1. Download the Cisco ISE image

The table shows supported images for eve-ng. These images are tested and verified in the lab.

EVE Image NameDownloaded FilenameVersionvCPUsvRAMConsoleHDD

To download the Converted Cisco ISE image for Eve-ng.


2. Create the Cisco ISE directory

Login to your Eve-ng and create the directory for the Cisco VIRL image as shown below.

mkdir /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/ise-

3. Use Filezilla/SCP to upload the Cisco ISE image to the directory

Upload the downloaded image to the EVE using for example FileZilla or WinSCP to: /opt/unetlab/addons/qemu/ ise- /

4. Fix the Permission

Use the below command to fix the permissions. After fixing the permission open Eve-ng GUI and check the node by adding it.

/opt/unetlab/wrappers/unl_wrapper -a fixpermissions

5. Add the Cisco ISE node to Eve-NG and Enjoy

To add Cisco ISE nodes in EVE-NG via the GUI, follow these steps:

  1. Open EVE-NG: Launch the EVE-NG web interface in your browser.
  2. Create a New Lab: Click on “Lab” from the top menu and select “New Lab.” Fill in the lab details and click “Save.”
  3. Add a Node: Click on the “Add an Object” button (plus icon) on the toolbar and select “Node.”
  4. Select Cisco ISE: In the “Node” window, choose “Cisco ISE” from the list of node types.
  5. Configure Node: Set the desired node name, image, and other parameters such as RAM and CPU. Click “Save.”
  6. Repeat: Add additional Cisco ISE nodes as needed by repeating steps 3-5.
  7. Connect Nodes: Use the “Add a Link” button to connect the nodes to other devices in your lab.
  8. Start Nodes: Click the “Start” button to power on all the nodes.

Your Cisco ISE nodes are now added and ready for use in your EVE-NG lab.

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