Can't get 5510 to talk to SSM-10

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Aug 19th, 2009


I click on the IPS tab, give it's ip address, but it never comes talks to the ssm-10 card and never has.

What am I missing? :)

Any help guys?



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mwlangedijk Wed, 08/19/2009 - 10:05

Did you set it up with setup? If so see if it is up with "show modu 1" Otherwise reload/reset it with "hw-module 1 reset"


doshea Wed, 08/19/2009 - 19:33

The IPS module has it's own IP address, which is set by default at (I think) 192.168.1.xx

If you have changed the IP address that you use to connect to the ASA, you must connect to it via console, telnet, or SSH, and set the IPS module's ip address, subnet mask, and default gateway.

I pulled some hair out trying to figure this out too :)

ktwaddell Thu, 08/20/2009 - 00:20

Yeah we have doen the ip address bit etc and the status is up, going to do more playing around today, but I think where we might be going wrong is that we have to use the management interface on the ssm-10 card.

We just assumed the asdm would be about to talk to the card right off and not need any canling.



ktwaddell Thu, 08/20/2009 - 00:55


That link was very useful, it confirm we do need to cable the management port up, like I said before, we just assumed we didn't need too.

will let you know how we get on.



ktwaddell Thu, 08/20/2009 - 02:47

To confirm it was because we hadn't cabled up the management port ont he same vlan as the asa, we always expected the asdm to work with e ssm-10 inline.




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