Security Device Manager

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Mar 9th, 2009

I downloaded SDM to help me configure a site to site vpn. I tried loading versions:




Basicly everything on the download page. I get:

"The router model is unsupported by SDM"

Can I not use SDM with my router?

Cisco 2621 <---no it is not XM



I have this problem too.
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wesley.roberts Tue, 03/10/2009 - 12:27

I wonder if I wasted my time on this 2621 by upgrading the ram, IOS, installing AIM vpn/bp card in to try and do site to site VPNS. Am I wasting my time?

Richard Burts Tue, 03/10/2009 - 19:07


In your original post you seem to indicate that this is the IOS code in your router:


If this is really the IOS that you are running, then Leo is right that you can configure VPN site to site using the CLI since this version of IOS does include support for crypto and for IPSec VPN.

and in this case I do not believe that you have wasted your time. In fact by the time you get IPSec VPN site to site to work from the CLI you will have learned much more than you would have if SDM had worked for you.



Eddy Michael Ac... Thu, 03/12/2009 - 19:13

i agreed with rburts. you ll learn a lot more using the CLI. it brings some kind of flexibility and skills you would not get using SDM.

Leo Laohoo Thu, 03/12/2009 - 21:27

Cisco has, in the last 4 years, used SDM as to encourage new converts to Cisco equipments. Unfortunately, SDM is well-known to be CPU and memory hungry (to your appliance), slow and not as feature rich as the CLI.

You'll learn alot more, quicker using CLI than SDM.

wesley.roberts Sun, 03/15/2009 - 13:29

Sam, that was very helpful. Im going to Omit somethings out of the article that or for cosmetic reasons and post back here so someone else can use it in the future...

More to come


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