C H A P T E R Installing the ASA 5505 This chapter describes how to install the Cisco ASA 5505 adaptive security appliance. This chapter includes the following sections: Verifying the Package Contents, page 4-1 • PoE Ports and Devices, page 4-3 •...
PoE Ports and Devices PoE Ports and Devices On the Cisco ASA 5505, switch ports Ethernet 0/6 and Ethernet 0/7 support PoE devices that are compliant with the IEEE 802.3af standard, such as IP phones and wireless access points. If you install a non-PoE device or do not connect to these switch ports, the adaptive security appliance does not supply power to the ports and the device must be powered on its own.
You can wall-mount or rack-mount the Cisco ASA 5505. The part number for ordering a wall-mount kit for the Cisco ASA 5505 is ASA-5505-WALL-MNT= , the part number for ordering a rack-mount kit for the Cisco ASA 5505 is ASA5505-RACK-MNT=. For information on wall-mounting or rack-mounting the Cisco ASA 5505, see “Mounting the ASA 5505 Chassis”...
Chapter 4 Installing the ASA 5505 Connecting to Network Interfaces Figure 4-2 Connecting to an Ethernet Interface Security Services Console Card Slot POWER RESET POWER over ETHERNET Ethernet switch ports Ethernet cable Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to a device, such as a router, desktop Step 3 computer, or printer.
To set up a PC from which you can configure and manage the Cisco ASA 5505, perform the following steps: Make sure that the speed of the PC interface to be connected to one of the Cisco Step 1 ASA 5505 inside ports is set to autonegotiate. This setting provides the best performance.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect the PC to a switched inside port on the rear panel Step 3 of the Cisco ASA 5505 (one of the ports numbered 1 through 7). Check the LINK LED to verify that the PC has basic connectivity to the Cisco Step 4 ASA 5505.
Connecting to the Console You can access the command line for administration using the console port on the Cisco ASA 5505. To do so, you must run a serial terminal emulator on a PC or workstation, as shown in Figure 4-3.
Follow the directions from the manufacturer for attaching the other end of the Step 1 cable for securing the adaptive security appliance. Attach the cable lock to the lock slot on the back panel of the Cisco ASA 5505. Step 2 Ports and LEDs This section describes the front and rear panels of the ASA 5505.
Ports and LEDs Front Panel Components The LINK/ACT indicators on the front panel of the Cisco ASA 5505 are normally solid green when a link is established and flashing green when there is network activity. Each Ethernet interface (numbered 0 through 7) has two LEDs: one to indicate the operating speed and the other to indicate whether the physical link is established.
If the LINK/ACT LED does not light up, the link could be down if there is a duplex mismatch. You can fix the problem by changing the settings either on the Cisco ASA 5505 or on the other end. If auto-negotiation is disabled (it is enabled by default), you might be using the wrong type of cable.
Chapter 4 Installing the ASA 5505 Ports and LEDs Rear Panel Components Figure 4-5 illustrates the back panel of the Cisco ASA 5505. Figure 4-5 ASA 5505 Rear Panel Security Console Services Card Slot power RESET POWER over ETHERNET Port or LED...