ISE Third-Party NAD Profiles and Configs

Get Network Device Profiles


All network device profiles uploaded to the ISE community should be tagged with ise-nad-profile.

You may view a filtered list of all documents assigned a specific tag such as ise-nad-profile using the URL


Get Working Network Device Configs


All network device configurations uploaded to the ISE community should be tagged with ise-nad-config.

You may view a filtered list of all documents assigned a specific tag such as ise-nad-config using the URL


How to Contribute Network Device Profiles


You may contribute a Network Device Profile to the community, too:


  1. You should have created and tested your Network Device Profile in ISE under Administration > Network Resources > Network Device Profile.
  2. Verify that the name of your profile matches the following naming convention to enable others to quickly identify what it is for:
  3. Export your Network Device Profile to an XML file on your local computer
  4. Login to the ISE Communities site
  5. Choose Create > Uploaded File and select your exported network device profile XML file.
    Note: the Communities site will automatically convert your uploaded .XML file into a .ZIP file archive
  6. Write a Description that includes the details about how it was configured and what hardware and software you tested with.
  7. Include ise-nad-profile as one of the Tags. You may include other tags (ise,nad,profile,<vendor>, etc.) but using ise-nad-profile is how we enable you to quickly filter all documents within the Communities site for just network device profiles!
  8. Click Publish!


Network Device Profiles and Configs


Starting ISE 2.0, ISE supports third-party network access devices (NADs) for Authentication, Authorization and Accounting as well as advanced ISE flows such as Profiling, Posture assessment, Guess Access and BYOD. See the ISE Compatibility Guides for guidance on known supported vendors & platforms and recommended software versions.


Some of the advanced flows require special support from the NAD, such as RADIUS COA and URL Redirect in order to work properly. In case the NAD doesn't support those capabilities, see ISE 2.1 supports Auth VLAN


As it is impossible to test each and every 3rd party vendor / model / firmware, Cisco has tested the following NADs and provided an option to add additional NADs. For details on how to create custom NAD profiles please read How To: Create Network Access Device Profiles with Cisco ISE.


Third party NADs that don't support URL redirect can still be used by ISE in Auth VLAN deployment, where in this case, ISE is acting as the DHCP and DNS server. upon user connection, ISE assigns a temporary IP to the endpoint and upon first web request, ISE redirects the user to CWA to perform authentication. after successful authentication the endpoint in connected to the network with IP address assigned by the company's DHCP server. Minimal requirements for this topology is dynamic VLAN assignment and CoA (SNMP or standard).


The profiles below have been tested by Cisco.

The profiles in bold are included in ISE 2.x.

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NAD Profile

VendorTypeSeriesModelTested ModelTested SoftwareTested ConfigSourceMAB802.1xProfilingGuestBYODPostureMDM
Aruba_WirelessArubaWirelessAruba ControllerAll7005-US6.4.1.0Aruba-7005-NAD-ConfigISE
Aruba IAPAllIAP 2256.4.2.6-
Brocade_WiredBrocadeWiredICXAllICX 661008.0.20aT7f3Brocade-ICX6610-NAD-ConfigISE
Brocade_Wired2BrocadeWiredICX7250/7450ICX 745008.0.60Brocade-ICX7450-NAD-Config2.


HP H3CWiredHP5500AllA5500-24G-4SFS5.20.99 Release 5206HP-H3C-A5500-NAD-ConfigISE
HP_WiredHP ProCurveWiredHP2920All2920-24G (J9726A)WB.15.18.0007HP-2920-NAD-ConfigISE
HP ProCurveWiredHP3800All3800-24G-PoE+-2SFP+ (J9573A)KA.15.16.0006HP-3800-NAD-ConfigISE
HPE_WiredHPE ArubaWiredN/T
HP_WirelessHP H3CWirelessHP830AllHP 830 8P (JG641A)3507P35HP-H3C-830-NAD-ConfigISE
Motorola_WirelessMotorolaWirelessRFS400AllRFS4010-USWing v5.5Motorola-NAD-ConfigISE
Ruckus_WirelessRuckusWirelessZoneDirectorAllZD12009.9.0.0 Build 25Ruckus-1200-NAD-ConfigISE
Xirrus_WirelessXirrusWirelessXR, XDAllXR-4820AOS 7.6.1Xirrus-NAD-ConfigCisco + Xirrus2.
Cisco_SG500CiscoWiredSG500AllSG500XSG500-NAD-ConfigISE 2.3X2.3N/TN/TN/TN/TN/T

N/A = Not Applicable

N/T = Not Tested

Note: The first profile for a vendor & device does not have a type. Additional profiles will be named with different Types since multiple Series may use the same profile or the same family may have software updates that change the profile type.N?T