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Accessing the Management interface on ASA

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Nov 17th, 2009
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This morning i configured the Management0/0 interface on the customers ASA appliance.

I set up a specific VLAN on the customers switch fabric just for this access (VLAN 12). I put the switch port connecting the cable to the ASA Mgmt interface in VLAN 12. I configured an ip address in VLAN 12 on the M0/0 interface on the ASA.

I can ping from the VLAN 12 interface on the switch to the Ip address on the Management interface on the ASA and vice versa.

When I try to launch a putty session to the address on the m0/0 interface on the ASA, it times out.

Should I be able to connect thru SSH and then also ASDM to the Management IP address?

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branfarm1 Tue, 11/17/2009 - 06:59
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Have you added ssh permissions for the management interface?


You'll need to add something like:


ssh management


For ASDM access you'll need to do the same but with http:


http x.x.x.x x.x.x.x management

Kevin Melton Tue, 11/17/2009 - 07:06
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Yes I added both of those statements but still cannot access the box from ssh or http...

branfarm1 Tue, 11/17/2009 - 07:11
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How about routing? Are you attempting to access the ASA from a network that the ASA has a route to via another interface? One reason I don't like to use the management interface is because unless you have a dedicated management subnet, you will run into routing issues.

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