Create repository on CISCO ISE

Repository can be used to install patch, upgrade ISE, restore backup, export backup,logs . Repository can be create from GUI and from CLI. Repository create from CLI will be removed after reloading ISE.

To configure repository go to Administrator>System>Maintenance>Repository

Configuration backup GUI-1

Click on Add. You can use below highlighted protocol. If you use DISK backup will be stored on ISE disk locally.

Configuration backup GUI-2

Give a name to repository, Specify IP address of the server. In path you can specify “/”.
”/” mean home folder of the FTP server. Specify username and password.

Configuration backup GUI-3

To check if the repository is working or not: You have to run the command “show repository <name of the repository>”. If repository is configured properly then it will list the file present on the repository. If the traffic is being blocked by some network device or some issue the you will get error in the output of the command.

Configuration backup GUI-5

Equivalent CLI command: You need to go in configuration mode.

ise-2-2-b/pan# config t
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
ise-2-2-b/pan(config)# repository FTP_Backup
ise-2-2-b/pan(config-Repository)# url
% Warning: Repositories configured from CLI cannot be used from the ISE web UI and are not replicated to other ISE nodes. 
If this repository is not created in the ISE web UI, it will be deleted when ISE services restart.
ise-2-2-b/pan(config-Repository)# user pantftp password plain p@ssword

Note: Repository created from CLI will not get reflected on GUI.

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