Up to now we've been making configuration changes to a production unit. Not such a good idea.
We just bought a second ASA5510 to be used as a test unit but we're having trouble getting past the install of ASDM. We used the console interface to reset the unit to factory settings and then we followed the Cisco Getting started guide.
We are connected to the management port using a crossover cable (per the instructions) and we opened a web browser to the following url (again... per the instructions) https://192.168.1.1/admin As expected we receive a certificate warning that we are instructed to ignore. We click on continue and we receive the dreaded "Unable to Launch Device Manager from 192.168.1.1" and the only option is to hit OK.
I realize its not much to go on, but that's all we've got. We can connect using the Console port and execute commands but at this point we would prefer using the ASDM. I'm assuming the ASDM image is either not on the disk in the ASA of if it is there is something wrong with it.
Yes we enable HTTP on the management port.
Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Since you already have your management port configured with IP Address, you can connect a PC directly to that management port, and give your PC an ip address of 192.168.1.5 (mask: 255.255.255.0), default gateway: 192.168.1.1.
Your PC should have the TFTP server enabled, with the ASDM.bin image on the default directory of your TFTP server.
Then from the CLI, make sure you can ping to and from the PC and ASA (from PC, see if you can ping 192.168.1.1, and from ASA, see if you can ping 192.168.1.5).
Then to copy the file: type: copy tftp flash, and then just follow the prompt.
Once it's transfered, if you issue "sh flash", you should see that ASDM image in your flash.
Once it's in flash, then go to "config t" mode, then issue: "asdm image flash:/"