is a next-generation platform for network and content security solutions. The
is part of the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Security Solution
and provides an agile, open, secure platform that is built for scalability,
consistent control, and simplified management.
provides the following features:
chassis-based security system—provides high performance, flexible input/output
configurations, and scalability.
user interface provides streamlined, visual representation of current chassis
status and simplified configuration of chassis features.
command-based interface for configuring features, monitoring chassis status,
and accessing advanced troubleshooting features.
FXOS REST API—allows
users to programmatically configure and manage their chassis.
provides a web interface that makes it easy to configure platform settings and
interfaces, provision devices, and monitor system status. The navigation bar at
the top of the user interface provides access to the following:
Overview page you can easily monitor the status of the Firepower chassis. For
more information, see
Monitoring the Chassis Status.
the Interfaces page, you can view the status of the installed interfaces on the
chassis, edit interface properties, enable or disable an interface, and create
port channels. For more information, see
Devices—From the Logical Devices page, you can create, edit, and delete logical
devices. For more information, see
Modules/Security Engine—From the Security Modules/Security Engine page, you can
view the status of and can perform various functions on a
such as power cycling, reinitializing, acknowledging, and decommissioning. For
more information, see
Security Module/Engine Management.
Settings—From the Platform Settings page, you can configure chassis settings
for the following: date and time, SSH, SNMP, HTTPS, AAA, Syslog, and DNS. For
more information, see
Settings—From the System menu, you can manage the following settings:
Licensing—From the Licensing page, you can configure Smart Call Home settings
and register your Firepower chassis with the Licensing Authority. For more
the Updates page, you can upload Platform Bundle and Application images to the
Firepower chassis. For more information, see
Management—From the User Management page you can configure user settings and
define user accounts for the
For more information, see
From the Overview page
you can easily monitor the status of the
The Overview page provides the following elements:
Information—The top of the Overview page contains the following information
name—shows the name assigned to the chassis during initial configuration.
address—shows the management IP address assigned to the chassis during initial
the version number of the
running on the chassis.
State—shows the operable status for the chassis.
uptime—shows the elapsed time since the system was last restarted.
hover over the icon to the right of the Chassis uptime field to see uptime for
Display—Below the Device Information section is a visual representation of the
chassis that shows the components that are installed in the chassis and
provides a general status for those components. You can hover over the ports
that are shown in the Visual Status Display to get additional information such
as interface name, speed, type, admin state, and operational state. For models
with multiple security modules, you can hover over the security modules that
are shown in the Visual Status Display to get additional information such as
device name, template type, admin state, and operational state.
Information—Below the Visual Status Display is a table containing detailed
status information for the chassis. The status information is broken up into
five sections: Faults, Interfaces, Devices, License, and Inventory. You can see
a summary for each of those sections above the table and you can see additional
details for each of those sections by clicking on the summary area for the
information you want to view.
provides the following detailed status information for the chassis:
the faults that have been generated in the system. The faults are sorted by
severity: Critical, Major, Minor, Warning, and Info. For each fault that is
listed, you can see the severity, a description of the fault, the cause, the
number of occurrences, and the time of the most recent occurrence. You can also
see whether the fault has been acknowledged or not.
You can click
on any of the faults to see additional details for the fault or to acknowledge
underlying cause of the fault has been addressed, the fault will automatically
be cleared from the listing during the next polling interval. If a user is
working on a resolution for a specific fault, they can acknowledge the fault to
let other users know that the fault is currently being addressed.
Interfaces—Lists the interfaces installed in the system and shows the interface name, operational status,
administrative status, number of received bytes, and number of transmitted
the logical devices configured in the system and provides the following details
for each logical device: device name, device state, application template type,
operational state, administrative state, image version, management IP address,
and ASDM URL.
whether smart licensing is enabled, provides the current registration status of
your Firepower license, and shows license authorization information for the
Inventory—Lists the components installed in the chassis and
provides relevant details for those components, such as: component name, number
of cores, installation location, operational status, operability, capacity,
power, thermal, serial number, model number, part number, and vendor.