Exploring the GUI

ASDM has two main components, both of which are explored in this chapter:

  • Pull-down menus

  • Navigation bar

These two components have several subcomponents that are addressed in detail in this chapter. In many cases, subcomponents have several layers of detail.

The enable/disable state of some menu items will change depending on the current selection of the GUI and rights of the logged-on user. Because of this, the navigation bar is discussed with appropriate information interjected about the pull-down menus as the chapter progresses.

If you followed the instructions in Chapter 3, “Getting Started with the ASA/PIX Security Appliance,” you should be able to access the ASDM GUI. The following is a summary of the steps you need to ...

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