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Updating Cisco ASA 5505 IOS and ASDM

I am by no means a network expert, I know enough to properly be a successful systems administrator.  I am however always wanting to learn new things.  I haven’t really touched Cisco since college, which was 10 years ago.  Figured I would get this Cisco ASA 5505 updated.

  1. Connect up to ASA with console cable
  2. Launch putty and connect via Serial
  3. Launching BootLoader…
    Default configuration file contains 1 entry.Searching / for images to boot.Loading /asa724-k8.bin… Booting…
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    256MB RAM

    Total SSMs found: 0

    Total NICs found: 10
    88E6095 rev 2 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 09 MAC: 0000.0003.0002
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 08 MAC: 001d.7098.4419
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 07 MAC: 001d.7098.4418
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 06 MAC: 001d.7098.4417
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 05 MAC: 001d.7098.4416
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 04 MAC: 001d.7098.4415
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 03 MAC: 001d.7098.4414
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 02 MAC: 001d.7098.4413
    88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 01 MAC: 001d.7098.4412
    y88acs06 rev16 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 00 MAC: 001d.7098.441a

    Licensed features for this platform:
    Maximum Physical Interfaces : 8
    VLANs : 3, DMZ Restricted
    Inside Hosts : 50
    Failover : Disabled
    VPN-DES : Enabled
    VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled
    VPN Peers : 10
    WebVPN Peers : 2
    Dual ISPs : Disabled
    VLAN Trunk Ports : 0

    This platform has a Base license.

    Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-5505 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0)
    Boot microcode : CNlite-MC-Boot-Cisco-1.2
    SSL/IKE microcode: CNlite-MC-IPSEC-Admin-3.03
    IPSec microcode : CNlite-MC-IPSECm-MAIN-2.05

    Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.2(4)

  4. ciscoasa# show flash:
    -#- –length– —–date/time—— path
    6 8515584    May 26 2008 13:48:04 asa724-k8.bin
    7 4181246    May 26 2008 13:49:04 securedesktop-asa-3.2.1.103-k9.pkg
    8 398305     May 26 2008 13:49:24 sslclient-win-1.1.0.154.pkg
    9 6514852    May 26 2008 13:51:16 asdm-524.bin
    12 0          May 26 2008 13:55:08 crypto_archive107462656 bytes available (19648512 bytes used)
  5. ciscoasa# copy tftp flashAddress or name of remote host [192.168.1.105]?Source filename [asa924-k8.bin]?

    Destination filename [asa924-k8.bin]?

    Accessing tftp://192.168.1.105/asa924-k8.bin…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Writing file disk0:/asa924-k8.bin…
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    30597120 bytes copied in 439.120 secs (69697 bytes/sec)
    ciscoasa# copy tftp flashAddress or name of remote host [192.168.1.105]?Source filename [asa924-k8.bin]? asdm-751.bin

    Destination filename [asdm-751.bin]?

    Accessing tftp://192.168.1.105/asdm-751.bin…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Both IOS and ASDM have now been copied over from a TFTP server i setup quick on my Windows 10 workstation using OpenTFTP
  9. ciscoasa# conf t
    ciscoasa(config)# boot system flash:/asa924-k8.bin
    INFO: Converting flash:/asa924-k8.bin to disk0:/asa924-k8.bin
    ciscoasa(config)# asdm image flash:/asdm-751.bin
    ciscoasa(config)# end
    ciscoasa# write mem
    Building configuration…
    Cryptochecksum: 3703eca0 c050e9c9 079cc28d acbd64c42089 bytes copied in 1.520 secs (2089 bytes/sec)
    [OK]
    ciscoasa# reload