FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets
Sep11

FirePOWER – ‘DataPlaneInterface0’ is not receiving and packets

KB ID 0001344  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 module. Execute...

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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’ve installed it on my work...

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Deploy Cisco FirePOWER Management Center (Appliance)
Nov30

Deploy Cisco FirePOWER Management Center (Appliance)

KB ID 0001263 Dtd 30/11/16 Problem You have been able to manage your firewalls Internal SFR module for  while using the ASDM Setup FirePOWER Services (for ASDM) For most people that’s fine, but if you have a lot of FirePOWER devices to manage that does not scale well. In those cases you should use theFMC  (FirePOWER Management Center). Here ‘Im going to use the Vmware virtual appliance, (at time of writing there is no...

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Cisco SFR Session – Cannot Exit To Command Line
Nov22

Cisco SFR Session – Cannot Exit To Command Line

KB ID 0001259 Dtd 22/11/16 Problem This tripped me up once before, and I didn’t document it! Normally if you have a console session open with your FirePOWER Module, (that you opened with a ‘session sfr’ command), then you can just quit, and exit back to the firewall by typing ‘exit’, like so; ciscoasa# session sfr Opening command session with module sfr. Connected to module sfr. Escape character sequence...

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