ASA 5510, ASA 8.0(4), ASDM 6.1(3), ASDM Launcher 1.5(30) on Windows XP SP3. Up until a week ago this worked, this has been the management PC since I installed the ASA. Now, as of the last several days (I don't look at it every day) I run the Launcher, put in credentials, it says Loading Cached software, it says software update completed, then it hourglasses, until I gave it and close it. I've udpated its Java, its Windows updates are current; even a few recent security updates that may have to do with this. How do I go about fixing?
Reloading ASA will let ASDM work again. You can use command line and type "reload" command. If you don't know command line, just power-cycle your ASA.
You can use command line to do the ASDM upgrade as well. Basically, you just need:
1. tftp new ASDM image to flash
2. change the configuration to point to new ASDM file.
3. reload the box.