SC Rack Overview

Last updated: April 25, 2019

April 24th, 2019 Change

The Cisco AnyConnect client version has been updated on the Security VPN endpoint from 3.1 to 4.6.00362. This may cause your existing VPN client to attempt to auto-update if your version is lower. If the auto-update fails, please uninstall your existing AnyConnect version and then download the new version from the VPN endpoint using your web browser.

These are the known issues with the SCv5 Racks

We are transitioning away from using the Control Panel to interact with the SCv5 racks. The current Control Panel still shows SCv4 devices and The Device Management tab still shows the SCv4 devices and resetting of the VMs does not work.

While you can continue to use the Control Panel's Remote Desktop Access tab to connect to the 5 Windows virtual machines in the rack, the much preferred method is to use Cisco AnyConnect to make a SSL VPN tunnel to your rack - allowing you to directly connect to the GUI of the Cisco Security Appliances from your local browser and also to RDP directly to any of the Windows VMs. See the Accessing Rack Servers via AnyConnect page for more details on using Cisco AnyConnect to access your rack.


This manual describes how to access all the features of the INE Security (SC) Lab Racks. Specifically, it describes how to access each of the devices described below within the lab rack from your location, and how to use our automation system customer control panels. The SCv5 Racks contain the following devices,

Physical Devices

  • (2) 2911 routers
  • (1) 3750-24 switch
  • (1) 3750x-24 switch
  • (2) ASA 5515X
  • (1) 2504 WLC
  • (1) 1262 LAP
  • (2) 7960 series IP phones

Virtual Devices

In addition to physical Cisco hardware, the following Windows virtual machines and Cisco Security Appliances are part of the SCv5 Rack,

  • (2) Cisco ACS (Access Control Server)
  • (2) Cisco ASAv (Adaptive Security Appliances virtualized)
  • (10) Cisco CSR (Cloud Services Router)
  • (2) Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine)
  • (2) Cisco ESA (Email Security Appliance)
  • (2) Cisco FMCv (Firepower Management Center virtualized)
  • (2) Cisco FTDv (Firepower Threat Defense virtualized)
  • (2) Cisco NGIPSv (Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System virtualized - aka Cisco Firepower)
  • (2) Cisco WSA (Web Security Appliance)
  • (3) Windows Test PCs (Windows 7 x64)
  • (2) Windows Server (Windows 2008 Server)
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