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Cisco ASA 5512-X Quick Start Manual

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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
ASA 5512-X, ASA 5515-X, ASA 5525-X, ASA 5545-X, and ASA 5555-X
Powering On the ASA
Connecting Interface Cables and Verifying Connectivity
Launching ASDM
Running the Startup Wizard
(Optional) Allowing Access to Public Servers Behind the ASA
(Optional) Running VPN Wizards
(Optional) Running Other Wizards in ASDM
Advanced Configuration
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information
Read the safety warnings in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information (RCSI),
and follow proper safety procedures when performing the steps in this guide. See
for links to the RCSI and other documents.



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  • Page 1 UICK TART UIDE Cisco ASA 5500-X Series ASA 5512-X, ASA 5515-X, ASA 5525-X, ASA 5545-X, and ASA 5555-X Powering On the ASA Connecting Interface Cables and Verifying Connectivity Launching ASDM Running the Startup Wizard (Optional) Allowing Access to Public Servers Behind the ASA...
  • Page 2: Powering On The Asa

    Revised: October 30, 2013 Powering On the ASA Attach the power cable to the ASA and connect it to an electrical outlet. Step 1 The power turns on automatically when you plug in the power cable; do not press the power button on the front panel.
  • Page 3: Connecting Interface Cables And Verifying Connectivity

    Connecting Interface Cables and Verifying Connectivity Connect a management PC to the Management 0/0 interface for use with the Adaptive Step 1 Security Device Manager (ASDM).You can connect the PC directly with an Ethernet cable, or connect the PC and the ASA to the same management network. Make sure the PC is configured to obtain an IP address using DHCP.
  • Page 4: Launching Asdm

    Using ASDM, you can use wizards to configure basic and advanced features. ASDM is a graphical user interface that allows you to manage the ASA from any location by using a web browser. See the ASDM release notes on for the requirements to run ASDM. Step 1 On the PC connected to the ASA, launch a web browser.
  • Page 5: Running The Startup Wizard

    Running the Startup Wizard Run the Startup Wizard to modify the default configuration so that you can customize the security policy to suit your deployment. Using the startup wizard, you can set the following: • Hostname • Static routes • Domain name •...
  • Page 6 (Optional) Allowing Access to Public Servers Behind the The Public Server pane automatically configures the security policy to make an inside server accessible from the Internet. As a business owner, you might have internal network services, such as a web and FTP server, that need to be available to an outside user.
  • Page 7: (Optional) Running Vpn Wizards

    The network administrator provides access to resources by users on a group basis. ACLs can be applied to restrict or allow access to specific corporate resources. • IPsec (IKEv1) Remote Access VPN Wizard—Configures IPsec VPN remote access for the Cisco IPsec client.
  • Page 8 In the main ASDM window, choose Wizards > VPN Wizards, then choose one of the Step 1 following: • Site-to-Site VPN Wizard • AnyConnect VPN Wizard • Clientless VPN Wizard • IPsec (IKEv1) Remote Access VPN Wizard Step 2 Follow the wizard instructions. (For information about any wizard field, click Help.)
  • Page 9: Advanced Configuration

    After capturing packets, you can save the packet captures to your PC for examination and replay in the packet analyzer. Advanced Configuration To continue configuring your ASA, see the documents available for your software version at:
  • Page 12 Cisco Website at Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

This manual is also suitable for:

Asa 5515-xAsa 5525-xAsa 5545-xAsa 5555-xAsa 5515-x