Initializing Cisco Secure Access

First configure basic through console.

1-Initial setting

Enter ‘setup’. Then configure basic parameters in table below

IP Address 
Domain               packetdreamer.home
Admin User         admin
Password            Abc456

2-Initial setting

3-Initial setting

System will reboot. After reboot, login with ‘admin’ and password=Abc456


Now check status of application, whether it is running

6-show app acs

(Note that i have changed the vm name as ACS56 is confusing because this is version 5.2 :d). You can check version:


Note that this ip will be configured by default on Gigabitethernet 0. Find this port carefully, this might be confusing as there is no proper label. For SNS-3415 refer to Cisco SNS-3415 Guide

Now open webpage  Provide username ‘acsadmin’ ( this is different from Cli admin login) and password ‘default’.


For First time login, you will be prompted to change password.


After login, immediately it will ask for license (image not available). Provide base licence file, which you get from cisco, click ‘install’. Now you are on ACS GUI welcome page


To check your licence status:


In next post, we will discuss how to add clients and users.


Cisco ASA on VMware & GNS 3 Integration

Top Cisco ASA 9.31 is installed on VMWare workstation 11.0.0 For building GNS3 Topolgy. host host1 host1symbol host1symbolik Right Click on Host & select configure. Name the Host host1name Select VMware network adapter and apply hostadapter VMWare setting Go to VMware workstation under VM tab select setting vmsetting Now under ‘Edit’ tab select Virtual Network Editor. vne Now Configure network adapter network Now, Check this VMware network adapter (VMnet3) is connected with which physical interface of GNS3. When i disconnected VMnet3 interface GigabitEthernet0/1 gone down. Means VMnet3 is mapped with Gi0/1 asavmware Interface gi0/1 gone down immediately asavmware2 Reconnect it. Now configure interface Gi0/1 on ASA Firewall

interface GigabitEthernet0/1
 nameif inside
 security-level 100
 ip address

Then configure on Router R1

interface FastEthernet0/0
 ip address
 duplex half

Now ping each other and verify that both are reachable