Cisco Firepower Threat Defense for the
ASA 5508-X and ASA 5516-X Using
Firepower Management Center Quick Start
December 3, 2018
You cannot install Firepower Threat Defense 6.3 or subsequent releases on the ASA 5508-X and
5516-X. The final supported Firepower Threat Defense release for these platforms is 6.2.3.
1. Is This Guide for You?
This guide explains how to complete the initial configuration of your Firepower Threat Defense device and how to
register the device to a Firepower Management Center. In a typical deployment on a large network, multiple
managed devices are installed on network segments, monitor traffic for analysis, and report to a managing
Firepower Management Center. The Firepower Management Center provides a centralized management console
with web interface that you can use to perform administrative, management, analysis, and reporting tasks.
For networks that include only a single device or just a few, where you do not need to use a high-powered
multiple-device manager like the Firepower Management Center, you can use the integrated Firepower Device
Manager. Use the Firepower Device Manager web-based device setup wizard to configure the basic features of
the software that are most commonly used for small network deployments as described in
2. Package Contents
This section lists the package contents of the chassis. Note that contents are subject to change, and your exact
contents might contain additional or fewer items.
August 10, 2016
Cisco Systems, Inc.