But where in New York can one find an admin with bind, search, start and compare? An admin suitable for UCS. LDAP!!
These days we want unified everything including unified access. Hello ldap! LDAP gives us an easy way to access an existing, redundant and replicated directory. This is very useful when working within Secure Multi-Tenancy environments where granular control maybe maintained by multiple groups and at different levels or within different directories.
With the release of UCS 1.4 there are some new features for AAA support.
Active Directory group support – Groups defined in active directory can now be mapped into roles within UCS Manager.
Multi-authentication support – UCS Manager now supports concurrent authentication using different authentication schemes such as Active Directory, TACACS+ or RADIUS. Concurrent authentication with multiple instances of the same scheme, such as multiple Active Directory domains, is also supported.
Here is a quick video walkthrough of the setup.
Thanks to Dave McFarland we also have good walk-through document and a video on demand via the Cisco support forum.