1. On the PC that you specified as the ASDM client, enter the following URL:
https:// asa_ip_address /admin
The ASDM launch page appears with the following buttons:
– Install ASDM Launcher and Run ASDM
– Run ASDM
– Run Startup Wizard
2. To download the Launcher:
a. Click Install ASDM Launcher and Run ASDM.
b. Leave the username and password fields empty (for a new installation), and click OK. With no HTTPS authentication configured, you can gain access to ASDM with no username and the enable password, which is blank by default. Note: If you enabled HTTPS authentication, enter your username and associated password.
c. Save the installer to your PC, and then start the installer. The ASDM-IDM Launcher opens automatically after installation is complete.
d. Enter the management IP address, leave the username and password blank (for a new installation), and then click OK. Note: If you enabled HTTPS authentication, enter your username and associated password.
3. To use Java Web Start:
a. Click Run ASDM or Run Startup Wizard.
b. Save the shortcut to your PC when prompted. You can optionally open it instead of saving it.
c. Start Java Web Start from the shortcut.
d. Accept any certificates according to the dialog boxes that appear. The Cisco ASDM-IDM Launcher appears.
e. Leave the username and password blank (for a new installation), and then click OK. Note: If you enabled HTTPS authentication, enter your username and associated password.
Apply the ASAv License (9.3(1))
After you deploy the ASAv, you must install a model license.
Note: In 9.3(2) and later, the ASAv lets you configure smart licensing as part of deployment, so you can skip this section. For information about upgrading to smart licensing or changing your configuration, see the smart licensing chapter in the general operations configuration guide.
Until you install a license, throughput is limited to 100 Kbps so that you can perform preliminary connectivity tests. A license is required for regular operation. You also see the following messages repeated on the console until you install a license:
Warning: ASAv platform license state is Unlicensed.
Install ASAv platform license for full functionality.
CLI License Procedure
1. In the ASAv console, view and note the serial number by entering the following command:
ciscoasa# show version | grep Serial
ciscoasa# show version | grep Serial
Serial Number: VBXQEFMXX44
2. Obtain a Product Authorization Key, which you can purchase from your Cisco account representative. You need to purchase a separate Product Authorization Key for each feature license. For the ASAv, the only required feature license is for CPUs (1 to 4), but you can purchase other feature keys as well.
3. Request an activation key from Cisco.com for the serial number according to the ASA licensing guide. Be sure to request a CPU license that matches the number of CPUs you specified when you deployed the ASAv.
4. After you receive the activation key from Cisco, at the ASAv console, apply the key:
ciscoasa# activation-key key
ciscoasa# activation-key 592811f1 19ed804b 613befa3 d85bb703 c61b7da2
Validating activation key. This may take a few minutes...
The requested key is a timebases key and is activated, it has 364 days remaining.
ASAv platform license state is Compliant
ASDM License Procedure
1. View the serial number by clicking the License tab on the main ASDM page and then clicking More Licenses.
2. From the Configuration > Device Management > Licensing > Activation Key pane, write down the serial number.
3. Obtain a Product Authorization Key, which you can purchase from your Cisco account representative. You need to purchase a separate Product Authorization Key for each feature license. For the ASAv, the only required feature license is for vCPUs (1 to 4), but you can purchase other feature keys as well.
4. Request an activation key from Cisco.com for the serial number according to the ASA licensing guide. Be sure to request a CPU license that matches the number of CPUs you specified when you deployed the ASAv.
5. After you receive the activation key from Cisco, on the Configuration > Device Management > Licensing > Activation Key pane, paste the key into the New Activation Key field.
6. Click Update Activation Key.
ASDM shows a status dialog box while it verifies the key.
When the key update is complete, you see the following dialog box:
7. Click Yes to restart ASDM.
Perform Initial Configuration Using ASDM
You can perform initial configuration using the following ASDM wizards and procedures. For CLI configuration, see the CLI configuration guides.
Run the Startup Wizard
Run the Startup Wizard (choose Wizards > Startup Wizard) so that you can customize the security policy to suit your deployment. Using the startup wizard, you can set the following:
- Domain name
- Administrative passwords
- IP addresses
- Static routes
- DHCP server
- Network address translation rules
- and more...
(Optional) Allow Access to Public Servers Behind the ASAv
The Configuration > Firewall > Public Servers pane automatically configures the security policy to make an inside server accessible from the Internet. As a business owner, you might have internal network services, such as a web and FTP server, that need to be available to an outside user. You can place these services on a separate network behind the ASAv, called a demilitarized zone (DMZ). By placing the public servers on the DMZ, any attacks launched against the public servers do not affect your inside networks.
(Optional) Run VPN Wizards
You can configure VPN using the following wizards (Wizards > VPN Wizards) :
- Site-to-Site VPN Wizard—Creates an IPsec site-to-site tunnel between two ASAvs.
- AnyConnect VPN Wizard—Configures SSL VPN remote access for the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client. AnyConnect provides secure SSL connections to the ASA for remote users with full VPN tunneling to corporate resources. The ASA policy can be configured to download the AnyConnect client to remote users when they initially connect via a browser. With AnyConnect 3.0 and later, the client can run either the SSL or IPsec IKEv2 VPN protocol.
- Clientless SSL VPN Wizard—Configures clientless SSL VPN remote access for a browser. Clientless, browser-based SSL VPN lets users establish a secure, remote-access VPN tunnel to the ASA using a web browser. After authentication, users access a portal page and can access specific, supported internal resources. The network administrator provides access to resources by users on a group basis. ACLs can be applied to restrict or allow access to specific corporate resources.
- IPsec (IKEv1 or IKEv2) Remote Access VPN Wizard—Configures IPsec VPN remote access for the Cisco IPsec client.
(Optional) Run Other Wizards in ASDM
- High Availability and Scalability Wizard—Configure failover or VPN load balancing.
- Packet Capture Wizard—Configure and run packet capture. The wizard will run one packet capture on each of the ingress and egress interfaces. After capturing packets, you can save the packet captures to your PC for examination and replay in the packet analyzer.