Chapter 8. Cisco IDS Module Configuration

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Explain the features of the Intrusion Detection System Module (IDSM)

  • Explain the differences between the first- and second-generation IDSMs

  • Identify the ports available on the second-generation IDSM (IDSM-2)

  • Identify the tasks required to initialize the IDSM-2

  • Explain the basic troubleshooting tasks for the IDSM-2

Besides the network appliance sensors, Cisco IDS also supports the Cisco IDS Module (IDSM), a switch-based sensor that resides in your Catalyst 6500 switch. Cisco IDS version 4.0 only supports the second-generation IDSM line card (IDSM-2). This chapter provides a detailed explanation of the IDSM-2 and the tasks required ...

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