Enabling ASDM on PIX and ASA

ASA_firewall_policy_lgCisco Adaptive Security Device Manager provides setup wizards that help you configure and manage Cisco firewall devices, including:

  • the Cisco ASA Adaptive Security Appliances,
  • Cisco PIX appliances,
  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Modules

All without “cumbersome” command-line scripts

pixfirewall> enable
pixfirewall# configure terminal
pixfirewall(Config)# interface ethernet1
pixfirewall(Config-if)# nameif inside
pixfirewall(Config-if)# ip address
pixfirewall(Config-if)# no shutdown

Activate ASDM and enable http server.

pixfirewall(Config)# asdm image flash:/asdm.bin.
pixfirewall(Config)# http server enable.

Open a connection for your PC.  Example your pc IP address is

pixfirewall(Config)# http inside

Verify the http server is running properly.

pixfirewall(Config)# show running http
http server enabled
http inside

Now your Cisco ASA/PIX can be access from your PC.
Make sure your PC and Firewall has connected and open your web browser then enter this address

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