Chapter 19. Introduction to ASDM

This chapter covers the following topics:

Adaptive Security Device Manager

Accessing ASDM

Factory Default Settings

Resetting the ASA 5505 to Factory Default Settings

Erasing the Factory Default Settings

Setup Initialization Wizard

Installing and Running ASDM

Running ASDM

ASDM Wizards

The Startup Wizard

VPN Wizards

Advanced Wizards

Adaptive Security Device Manager

Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is a Java-based GUI tool that facilitates the setup, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA).


ASDM is now preloaded in flash memory on any ASA Versions 7.0 and later.

ASDM can be

• Run from a browser as a Java Web Start application ...

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