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Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware

Installation Guide

First Published: 2015-04-07
Last Modified: 2017-06-16
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   Summary of Contents for Cisco ASA 5506W-X

  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide First Published: 2015-04-07 Last Modified: 2017-06-16 Americas Headquarters Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-1706 http://www.cisco.com Tel: 408 526-4000 800 553-NETS (6387) Fax: 408 527-0883...

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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Prevent Electrostatic Discharge Damage Site Environment Site Considerations Power Supply Considerations Equipment Rack Configuration Considerations Mount and Connect C H A P T E R 3 Desktop Mount the ASA Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

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    Connect to the Console Port with Linux Maintenance and Upgrades C H A P T E R 4 Connect the DC Adapter for the 5506H-X Install the Adjustable Power Supply Retainer Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 5: About The Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x

    About the ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X The Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X adaptive security appliances are part of the ASA 5500-X of next-generation mid-range ASAs and are built on the same security platform as the rest of the ASA family.

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    Do not stack the ASA chassis on top of another ASA chassis. If you stack the units, they will overheat, Caution which causes the units to power cycle. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

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    About the ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X ASA 5506W-X Wireless Features The ASA 5506W-X supports two high-performing spatial stream rates over a deployable distance with high reliability when serving clients. The ASA 5506W-X contains two simultaneous dual-band radios (2.4-GHz and 5-GHz 802.11n MIMO radios) in a controller-based mode or autonomous mode.

  • Page 8: Overview

    Package Contents Package Contents The following figure shows the package contents for the ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X. Note that the contents are subject to change and your exact contents might contain additional or fewer items. Figure 1: ASA 5506-X and 5506W-X Package Contents...

  • Page 9: Front Panel

    Power supply Front Panel The following figure shows the front panel of the ASA 5506-X. The ASA 5506W-X has an identical front panel. Note that there are no connectors or LEDs on the front panel. Figure 3: 5506-X and 5506W-X Front Panel The following figure shows the front panel of the ASA 5506H-X.

  • Page 10: Rear Panel

    See Console Ports, on Internal and External Flash Storage, page 11 for additional information. on page 12 for additional information. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 11: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    AP configuration. The following figure shows the rear panel of the 5506H-X. Figure 6: ASA 5506H-X Rear Panel Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 12: Leds

    LEDs Facing the rear of the ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X chassis, the LEDs are located on the top left edge (facing the front of the chassis, they are in the back right corner of the top). Facing the rear of the ASA...

  • Page 13: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    • Major failure additional power of a hardware information specific to or software your specific ASA. component. • Over-temperature condition. • Power voltage outside the tolerance range. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 14: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Network Port Status On the rear panel of the ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X, a pair of LEDs (link status and connection status) for each of the eight Gigabit Ethernet network ports, and the Gigabit Ethernet management port.

  • Page 15: Network Ports

    MDI/MDIX compliant. Looking at the rear of the ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X, where the ports are located, port 1 is on the left, and port 8 is on the right, next to the console and management ports. Each port is accompanied by a pair of LEDs, one each for link status (L) and connection status (S).

  • Page 16: Internal And External Flash Storage

    Solid State Drive The ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X ship with an SSD installed that provides storage support. The SSD has 50 GB of useable space and is not field-replaceable. You must return the entire ASA to Cisco for drive replacement.

  • Page 17: Power Supply Modules

    Power Supply Modules The SSD has 50 GB of useable space and is not field-replaceable. You must return the entire ASA to Cisco for drive replacement. The SSD is used by the software; there is no user access to the SSD.

  • Page 18: Power Cord Specifications

    Power Cord Specifications Note This section applies only to the ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X. It does NOT apply to the ASA 5506H-X. Each power supply has a separate power cord. Standard power cords are available for connection to the security appliance.

  • Page 19: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    250V IS 6538-1971 IEC 60320/C13 Power cord (India) CAB-C13-ACB 250V NBR 14136 IEC 60320/C13 AC power cord (Brazil) CAB-AC-C13-KOR 250V KSC8305 IEC 60320/C13 AC power cord (Korea) Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 20: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Plug: CEE 7 VII Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 9: CAB-AC (North America) Plug: NEMA 5-15P Cord set rating: 10A, 125V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 21: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 10: CAB-ACA (Australia) Plug: A.S. 3112 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 11: CAB-ACI (Italy) Plug: CE123-16-VII Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 22: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 12: CAB-ACR (Argentina) Plug: IRAM 2073 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 13: CAB-ACS (Switzerland) Plug: SEV 1011 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 23: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 14: CAB-ACU (United Kingdom) Plug: BS1363a/SS145 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 15: CAB-JPN-3PIN (Japan) Plug: JIS C8303 Cord set rating: 12A, 125V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 24: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 16: AIR-PWR-CORD-SA (South Africa) Plug: SABS 1661 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 17: CAB-ACC (China) Plug: GB2009.1-2008 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 25: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 18: CAB-IND-10A (India) Plug: IS 6538-1971 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 19: CAB-C13-ACB (Brazil) Plug: NBR 14136 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 26: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    Figure 20: CAB-AC-C13-KOR (Korea) Plug: KSC8305 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Figure 21: CAB-ACTW (Taiwan) Plug: CNS10917 Cord set rating: 10A, 250V Connector: IEC 60320/C13 Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 27: Installation Preparation

    During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the card. Do not directly Warning touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 28: Position The Asa

    Do not stack the ASA chassis on top of another ASA chassis. If you stack the units, they will overheat, Caution which causes the units to power cycle. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 29: Mount And Deployment Preparation For The Asa 5506w-x

    Mount and Deployment Preparation for the ASA 5506W-X Before you mount and deploy the ASA 5506W-X, we recommend that you perform a site survey (or use the site planning tool) to determine the best location to install your wireless ASA.

  • Page 30: Maintain Safety With Electricity

    Improper placement can also make it difficult for you to access the chassis for maintenance. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 31: Site Considerations

    Consider the following when planning an equipment-rack configuration: • If you are mounting a chassis in an open rack, make sure that the rack frame does not block the intake or exhaust ports. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 32: Cisco Asa 5506-x, Asa 5506w-x, And Asa 5506h-x Hardware Installation Guide

    • Baffles can help to isolate exhaust air from intake air, which also helps to draw cooling air through the chassis. The best placement of the baffles depends on the airflow patterns in the rack. Experiment with different arrangements to position the baffles effectively. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 33: Mount And Connect

    ASA or within .5 inch of the sides and back, so that nothing interferes with cooling. Do not remove the rubber feet included with the ASA. They are also needed for proper cooling. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 34: Wall Mount The Asa

    Choose a location on the desired wall for the ASA. Step 2 Use the two Cisco-provided screws and anchors from the optional wall-mount kit. If you are mounting the ASA onto something other than drywall, such as wood or sheet metal, anchors may not be required.

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    Mount and Connect Wall Mount the ASA Figure 22: Marking the Locations of the Two Mounting Screws Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 36: Rack Mount The Asa

    You can now install the cables and power cord, as described in Connect Cables, Turn on Power, and Verify Connectivity, on page Rack Mount the ASA Follow these steps to mount the ASA to a rack-mount shelf. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 37

    Step 4 Tighten the captive tray screws into the shelf to lock it into place. Figure 23: ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X in the Rack-Mount Shelf Figure 24: ASA 5506H-X in the Rack-Mount Shelf Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide...

  • Page 38: Install The Asa 5506h-x In A Din Rail

    7.8 inches (200 mm) and use end-anchors appropriately. We recommend that you install the ASA 5506H-X on a steel DIN rail for extra stability. Note Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 39

    Attach the DIN rail bracket to the back of the chassis using the four screws provided. Figure 25: Attaching the DIN Rail Bracket to the ASA 5506H-X Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 40

    Push the DIN rail bracket latch up when the chassis is over the DIN rail to secure it. This snaps the latch into the closed position which locks it onto the DIN rail. Figure 26: ASA 5506H-X Installed with the DIN Rail Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 41: Connect Cables, Turn On Power, And Verify Connectivity

    However, you cannot disable management-only mode on the Management 1/1 interface. The following figure shows how to connect the network cables. Figure 27: ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X Cabling Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 42

    Connect the power cord to the ASA, and plug the other end to your power source. The ASA 5506-X, 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X do not have an on/off switch; the device powers on when you Note plug it into a power source. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 43: Connect To A Console Terminal Or Pc

    You must install a USB device driver the first time a Microsoft Windows-based PC is connected to the USB serial port on the ASA, otherwise the connection fails. To uninstall the driver, use the Add Remove Programs utility or the Setup-exe program. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

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    Figure 29: ASA 5506-X and ASA 5506W-X Console Port Connection Mini USB Type B console port Mini USB Type B to USB Type A console cable USB Type A Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 45

    Connect the end of the cable with the DB-9 connector (or USB Type A) to the terminal or PC. If your terminal or PC has a console port that does not accommodate a DB-9 connector, you must provide an appropriate adapter for that port. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 46: Connect To The Console Port With Mac Os X

    Connect to the USB port with the following command followed by the ASA USB port speed: Example: macbook:user$ screen /dev/tty.usbmodem1a21 9600 Step 5 Enter Ctrl-z followed by Ctrl-\ to disconnect the OS X USB console from the Terminal window. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 47: Connect To The Console Port With Linux

    Connect to the USB port with the following command followed by the ASA USB port speed Example: root@usb-suse /dev# screen /dev/ttyACM0 9600 Step 5 To disconnect the Linux USB console from the Terminal window, enter Ctrl-a followed by : then quit. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 48

    Mount and Connect Connect to the Console Port with Linux Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 49: Maintenance And Upgrades

    The device is designed to work with TN power systems. Warning To connect the DC power on your 5506H-X, follow these steps: Step 1 Connect the black and white lead wires to a 12 VDC source. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 50

    Screw terminal blocks are most often used. Step 3 Power on the ASA and check that it has power. See LEDs, on page 8 for information on the power LED. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 51: Install The Adjustable Power Supply Retainer

    Install the bracket over the power supply and screw the 2 bottom M3 captive screws (item 2 in the figure above) on each side of the bottom of the bracket into the rack-mount tray. Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

  • Page 52

    Maintenance and Upgrades Install the Adjustable Power Supply Retainer The following figure shows the installed power supply retainer. Figure 33: Installed Power Supply Retainer Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide Online Only...

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