Chapter 4Firepower Management Center (FMC) Hardware

In the previous chapters, you have learned how to install Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) on various hardware platforms. You cannot, however, define and apply any security policies for your network without assistance from a manager. This chapter discusses different options for deploying managers for FTD. It describes the process of reimaging a manager with the FTD software and describes various tools used for troubleshooting hardware.

FMC Component Essentials

To manage FTD, you need a manager. Depending on the deployment scenario and hardware model, you can choose either an on-box manager or an off-box manager (see Table 4-1). This section provides an overview of both types of Firepower managers. ...

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