Microsoft Azure To Cisco ASA Site to Site VPN
Jan01

Microsoft Azure To Cisco ASA Site to Site VPN

KB ID 000116 Problem The one reason I prefer Cisco over Microsoft is they rarely change things, you learn how to do something and it’s learned. This is the second time have had to write this article purely because the Azure UI has changed!   Virtual Network Gateway Options With VPN’s into Azure you connect to a Virtual Network Gateway, of which there are TWO types Policy Based, and Route Based. This article will deal with...

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Cisco ASA: Remove FTD and Return to ASA and ASDM
Dec18

Cisco ASA: Remove FTD and Return to ASA and ASDM

KB ID 0001496 Problem A few weeks ago I posted an article about re-image your Cisco ASA to FTD (FirePOWER Threat Defence). Now you may find the the FTD is not as ‘Feature rich’ as your old firewall, or that there’s a ‘Lack of feature parity’, which are two polite ways of saying that it’s crap, (sorry it’s just awful, as usual Cisco should’ve spent a LOT longer developing this product,...

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Factory Reset a Cisco Firewall
Nov23

Factory Reset a Cisco Firewall

KB ID 0000007  Problem You want to wipe the firewall’s config and revert to the factory settings (passwords blank – management or inside set to 192.168.1.1 and DHCP enabled, with all other settings wiped). Solution 1. Connect to the ASA via the console Cable. CLICK HERE 2. log in and go to configure terminal mode. 3. Execute the following command “config factory-default” 4. Press the space bar a few times to execute the...

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Deploy Cisco ASA 55xx in Active / Standby Failover
Nov17

Deploy Cisco ASA 55xx in Active / Standby Failover

KB ID 0000048  Problem You want to deploy 2 Cisco ASA 55xx Series firewalls in an Active/Standby failover configuration. Solution Assumptions. Hardware on both ASA firewalls is identical. The correct license’s for failover are installed on both firewalls. The same software versions are installed on both firewalls. You have your PRIMARY firewall set up and running correctly (Everything works!). In this example the firewalls were...

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Cannot Access / Open ASDM
Nov17

Cannot Access / Open ASDM

KB ID 0000458 Problem Out of the box Cisco PIX/ASA devices should have a working ASDM. This config can get broken over time, and also there are a few things that can trip you up on your client machine. Solution Make sure the client machine you are using is not the problem 1. The ASDM runs using Java make sure the machine has Java installed. Note: If you are using Java version 7 Update 51 see the following article. Unable to Access...

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Convert ASA 5500-X To FirePOWER Threat Defence
Nov08

Convert ASA 5500-X To FirePOWER Threat Defence

KB ID 0001490 Problem I’m seeing more and more people asking questions in forums about FTD, so I thought it was about time I looked at it. Cisco ASA 5500-X firewalls can now be re-imaged to run the FTD software. The thinking is that the FTD will merge the Cisco ASA product and the FirePOWER product into one unified operating system. Then that is managed by FDM (FirePOWER Device Manager), basically a web management GUI. Solution...

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