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How to setup Cisco ASA in High Availability Active/Standby Failover

In a highly critical environment, we strongly recommend to setup Cisco ASAs in high availability mode. This way, if the Active ASA unit fails, the Standby unit takes over the role and becomes Active. Before we proceed, you need to ensure that following pre-requisites are met Both Cisco ASA units Continue Reading

Configure IKEV1 Site to Site VPN between Cisco ASA and Paloalto Firewall

  In this guide, we are configuring IKEV1 VPN between Cisco ASA and Paloalto firewall. This is applicable to all models of Cisco and PA firewalls. Configure Cisco ASA: 1) Phase 1: IKE policy ciscoasa(config)# crypto ikev1 policy 10 ciscoasa(config-ikev1-policy)# authentication pre-share ciscoasa(config-ikev1-policy)# encryption 3des ciscoasa(config-ikev1-policy)# hash sha ciscoasa(config-ikev1-policy)# group 2 Continue Reading

Cisco ASA Error – AnyConnect package on the secure gateway could not be located

You might be experiencing a similar issue while connecting through Cisco ASA AnyConnect to your remote network. Even though you have loaded the proper AnyConnect image to flash, reason for this problem is because Cisco ASA is unable to locate AnyConnect package in the device. In order to fix this issue, Continue Reading

Copy image to standby Cisco ASA

  Copy IOS image to standby Cisco ASA unit, for example in order to copy asa942-6-smp-k8.bin from tftp server ( to Standby ASA disk0, execute following command asa/pri/act#failover exec mate copy /noconfirm tftp:// disk0:/asa942-6-smp-k8.bin Here is useful link to run commands on standby ASA Running Commands on Standby Cisco ASA

Configure Cisco ASA Firepower Services for the first time

Before you proceed with configuration, ensure that Source FirePower (SFR) service is up and running on your ASA ASA# sh module Mod Card Type Model Serial No. —- ——————————————– —————— ———– 1 ASA 5506-X with SW, 8GE Data, 1GE Mgmt, AC ASA5506 JAD101600GX sfr FirePOWER Services Software Module ASA5506 JAD101600GX Continue Reading