Cisco FirePOWER (On-Box / ASDM) Change the Time Zone
Nov08

Cisco FirePOWER (On-Box / ASDM) Change the Time Zone

KB ID 0001363 Problem At first this was just a bug, now it’s annoying, I don’t know why Cisco have not got round to fixing this, it’s still a problem in the latest (6.2.2 at time of writing,) version. Solution Configuration > ASA FirePOWER Configuration > Local > System Policy > Time > Synchronisation > Manually > Save Policy and ¬†Exit. Deploy > Deploy FirePOWER Changes > Deploy. To View...

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Updating FirePOWER Module (From ASDM)
Sep14

Updating FirePOWER Module (From ASDM)

KB ID 0001348 Dtd 14/09/17 Problem Normally I don’t like upgrading the SFR this way. But then I tend to install new firewalls set them up and walk away, so its easier (and a LOT quicker) to simply image the module to the latest version and then set it up. Like So;¬†Re-Image and Update the Cisco FirePOWER Services Module This week I had an existing customer, who has an ASA5508-X but wasn’t using his FirePOWER, I’d...

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FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets
Sep11

FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets

KB ID 0001344 Dtd 11/09/17 Problem While replacing a FirePOWER Management console, I got this error; Interface Status Interface ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving any packets ¬† Solution A look a the health monitor showed me the same thing; Firstly, common sense dictates, that this is a live firewall and traffic is actually flowing though it? In my case the traffic simply needed to be ‘sent though’ the...

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Cisco FirePOWER User Agent – Use With the FirePOWER Management Console
Aug14

Cisco FirePOWER User Agent – Use With the FirePOWER Management Console

KB ID 0001179 Dtd 14/08/17 Problem FirePOWER Management Center, will give you a wealth of information on traffic/threats etc. Usually it will tell you what IP the offenders are on, but if you want to know what a USER is doing, then that means you have to look though logs see who had what IP, at what time etc. So you can install the FirePOWER User Agent on a machine, (this can be a client machine, though I usually put it on a member...

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FirePOWER Agent – Real-Time Status ‘Unavailable’
Jul02

FirePOWER Agent – Real-Time Status ‘Unavailable’

KB ID 0001323 Dtd 01/07/17 Problem I was deploying a Cisco FirePOWER user agent last week, but once setup, the agent reported that the Real-Time status for SOME of the domain controllers was permanently¬†‘Unavailable’. Now I know you have to be patient with these things so I went and had a coffee. Still it refused to ‘go green’. Solution I addition to all the other rights and firewall rules that you normally...

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Cisco FirePOWER is Blocking an Application
Feb27

Cisco FirePOWER is Blocking an Application

KB ID 0001286 Dtd 27/02/17 Problem A few weeks ago I installed a 5525-X firewall for a client, and set it up as follows; ASA Setup FirePOWER Services (for ASDM) And all was well, then a week later I got an email… One of our teachers is doing a project with MATHS and ICT involving bitcoin. Basically, he has something called BITCOIN CORE WALLET installed and it used to work with the old Firewall. I‚Äôve installed it on my work...

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