Cisco Secure Desktop Configuration Guide for Cisco ASA 5500 Series Administrators, Release 3.1.1
Installing or Upgrading the CSD Software
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Installing or Upgrading the CSD Software

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Installing or Upgrading the CSD Software


Installing or Upgrading the CSD Software


CSD Release 3.1 requires that you install ASA Release 7.1.1 and ASDM Release 5.1.1 or later.


Note You do not need to boot the security appliance after you install the CSD software.


Install or upgrade the Cisco Secure Desktop (CSD) software as follows:


Step 1 Use your Internet browser to access the following URL and download the securedesktop_asa_<n>_<n>*.pkg file to any location on your PC:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/securedesktop

Step 2 Use your Internet browser to log in to ASDM.

Step 3 Choose Configuration > CSD Setup.

The pane displays the message "Please install and/or enable Cisco Secure Desktop" if CSD is not installed (Figure 1-1).

Figure 1-1 CSD Manager Not Installed

Step 4 Click the "Cisco Secure Desktop" link.

ASDM opens the Configuration > VPN > WebVPN > CSD Setup pane (Figure 1-2).

Figure 1-2 CSD Setup (Installation)

Step 5 Click Upload to prepare to transfer a copy of the CSD software from your local PC to the flash card installed in the ASA 5500.

ASDM opens the Upload Image dialog box.

Step 6 Click Browse Local to prepare to select the file on your local PC.

The Selected File Path dialog box displays the contents of the latest, local folder you accessed (Figure 1-3).

Figure 1-3 Select File Path (Upload Image)

Step 7 Choose the securedesktop_asa_<n>_<n>*.pkg you downloaded in Step 1 and click Open.

ASDM closes the Select File Path dialog box and displays the file in the Local File Path field.

Step 8 Click Browse Flash to specify the target directory for the file.

Step 9 The Browse Flash Dialog box displays the contents of the flash card (Figure 1-4).

Figure 1-4 Browse Flash Dialog


Note The File Name field at the bottom of the dialog box displays the target filename. By default, it matches the name of the source file you selected on your local PC. We recommend that you use the default name.


Step 10 (Optional) Choose the target folder in the Folders box.

Step 11 Click OK.

ASDM closes the Browse Flash Dialog box and displays the file in the Flash File System Path field.

Step 12 Click Upload File and click OK.

An Information dialog box displays the following message:

File is uploaded to flash successfully.

Step 13 Click OK.

ASDM closes the dialog box, transfers a copy of the file to the flash card, and removes the text from the fields in the Upload Image dialog box.

Step 14 Click Close.

The Use Uploaded Image dialog box displays the following message:

Use disk0:/securedesktop_asa_n_n.pkg as your new current image?

Step 15 Click OK to install the CSD software.

The Uninstall CSD dialog box opens if you upgraded from an earlier version of CSD, and displays the following message:

Do you want to delete disk0:securedesktop_asa_<Previous_Version>.pkg?

Step 16 Click Yes unless you want to keep the previous version.

ASDM closes the dialog box, revealing the installed image in the Secure Desktop Image field.

Refer to "Enabling and Disabling CSD" to continue.