Cisco ASA initial setup

For initial configuration, you need to connect your PC to the console port on Cisco ASA using a console cable. Set up your terminal emulation program for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control. You should get the boot screen similar to the one pictured below:

cisco asa boot

We will configure our ASA device using the following commands:

  • passwd PASSWOD – sets the Telnet and SSH password.
  • enable password PASSWORD – sets the enable password.
  • hostname HOSTNAME – sets the device hostname.
  • domain-name NAME – sets the domain name.
  • configure an interface for remote management purposes using the no shutdown, ip address IP_ADDRESS SUBNET_MASK, and nameif MANAGEMENT set of commands.

Here is our configuration:

cisco asa initial configuration

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