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upgrading ASDM

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Apr 17th, 2014
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i'd like to upgrade my ASDM but if i remember correctly both the ASA and ASDM have to have the same versions.

I pulled the following off of my ASA5505

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 8.4(4)
Device Manager Version 6.4(9)

Compiled on Mon 21-May-12 10:48 by builders
System image file is "disk0:/asa844-k8.bin"
Config file at boot was "startup-config"

 

any thoughts or advice?

 

Thanks, Gary

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ksledge75 about 3 years 4 months ago

Hi Gary,

 

ASDM version and ASA IOS don't necessarily have to be the same.

 

Here is a link to a matrix which lets you know which ASDM version you need to correspond with whatever version of IOS you have

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/compatibility/asamatrx...

 

This should get you going. Also Java is very picky on the PC when trying to get your client launched so here is link to a blog I used to help get my IE and Java settings just right

 

http://www.tpateman.co.uk/reboot/cisco-asa-5505-asdm-access-with-java-7/

 

 

Hope this helps

 

Kelvin

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ksledge75 Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:20
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Hi Gary,

 

ASDM version and ASA IOS don't necessarily have to be the same.

 

Here is a link to a matrix which lets you know which ASDM version you need to correspond with whatever version of IOS you have

 

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/compatibility/asamatrx...

 

This should get you going. Also Java is very picky on the PC when trying to get your client launched so here is link to a blog I used to help get my IE and Java settings just right

 

http://www.tpateman.co.uk/reboot/cisco-asa-5505-asdm-access-with-java-7/

 

 

Hope this helps

 

Kelvin

garyrivers Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:20
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thanks for the advice!!

yeah, the java thing.....i ended up uninstalling the latest java versions and kept version 6.

i think i'm going to attempt to upgrade the ASA and see what happens!

 

Thanks for your help!

Marvin Rhoads Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:24
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What Kelvin said. :)

I would add that, unless you have ASA 7.x code, go ahead and load the current ASDM as noted on the Cisco matrix. That's ASDM 7.1(6) as of this writing.

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