Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide using ASDM, 6.4 and 6.6
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About This Guide

Table Of Contents

About This Guide

Document Objectives

Audience

Related Documentation

Organization

Conventions

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


This preface introduces Cisco ASA 5500 Series Configuration Guide using ASDM and includes the following sections:

Document Objectives

Audience

Related Documentation

Conventions, page lxx

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Document Objectives

The purpose of this guide is to help you configure the ASA using ASDM. This guide does not cover every feature, but describes only the most common configuration scenarios.

This guide applies to the Cisco ASA 5500 series . Throughout this guide, the term "ASA" applies generically to supported models, unless specified otherwise.


Note ASDM supports many ASA versions. The ASDM documentation and online help includes all of the latest features supported by the ASA. If you are running an older version of ASA software, the documentation might include features that are not supported in your version. Similarly, if a feature was added into a maintenance release for an older major or minor version, then the ASDM documentation includes the new feature even though that feature might not be available in all later ASA releases. Please refer to the feature history table for each chapter to determine when features were added. For the minimum supported version of ASDM for each ASA version, see Cisco ASA 5500 Series Hardware and Software Compatibility.


Audience

This guide is for network managers who perform any of the following tasks:

Manage network security

Install and configure firewalls/ASAs

Configure VPNs

Configure intrusion detection software

Related Documentation

For more information, see Navigating the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Documentation at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/roadmap/asaroadmap.html.

Organization

This guide includes the following sections:

Section
Title
Description

1

Chapter title

Describes...

2

Chapter title

Describes...

A

Appendix title

Describes...

B

Appendix title

Describes...


Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention
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Elements in square brackets are optional.

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Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

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Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

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A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

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Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

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Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

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Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

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