This configuration guide details the steps required to configure both MAC Authentication and OnGuard posture enforcement using Dell Networking switches. The W-ClearPass Policy Manager will be the centerpiece for all RADIUS credentials and network access authentication decisions for devices accessing the network through the Dell Networking switch.

Administrators with devices that do not support 802.1x (printers, cameras, IP phones) will learn the authentication method used with Dell switches for MAC authentication and how to configure the corresponding W-ClearPass services.

Administrators can also learn how to use the OnGuard client within W-ClearPass to ensure all PCs connected directly to Dell switches are screened for health compliance.

 

This guide describes these specific topics:

  • MAC Authentication
    • o   Dell Networking Switch configuration
    • o   Dell Networking W-ClearPass configuration
    • W-OnGuard health posture enforcement
      • o    Dell Networking Switch configuration
      • o   Dell Networking W-ClearPass configuration