Upgrading Cisco ISE to 1.2.1

We rolled out Cisco ISE 1.2 over the summer and then upgraded it to 1.2.1 recently.  Usually, updating ISE just involves installing patches, but this major update requires a different procedure. We have a two-node deployment (two ADMs, two PSNs and two MNTs, each setup in pairs), so I followed this guide from Cisco.  The […]

Posted at 1:06 pm on September 11, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Cisco, ISE | Continue reading

UCS C-Series HUU and SCU

I was tasked with figuring out why Windows Server 2012 wouldn’t install on our UCS C220M3 today.  I figured the first thing that I’d do would be to upgrade the BIOS and various firmwares on the server.  This server is managed via UCS Manager (single-wired into the Fabric Interconnects via the VIC1225 in the C220) […]

Posted at 3:05 pm on May 1, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Cisco, UCS | Continue reading


I am the Senior Network Engineer for Radford University where I architect enterprise solutions around data center, unified computing, voice/video, security, etc.  It’s a great opportunity to learn new technologies and soak in the beauty of Radford, VA.

My journey here has taken me to Lowe’s Corporate, Varrow and then SyCom Technologies.  Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.





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