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ASDM on Ubuntu

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Mar 16th, 2017
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Hi

Since a long time i'm dealing with different ASDM issues.

Now i have a new Problem ... and i can't fix it.

index.html shows up different ... so i cannot connect to the ASDM anymore with my Ubuntu (14.04) machine.

Can anybody help?

Does anybody know why ASDM is such a crap for a so long time?


Thanks a lot


Rainer

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Philip D'Ath about 4 months 3 weeks ago

Here is what I do.  Install java web start (aka icedtea).

sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin

Then I have a single line script, which I call asdm.

javaws https://$1/admin/public/asdm.jnlp

Make it executable:

chmod +x asdm

Then to run ASDM on say, 1.2.3.4:

./asdm 1.2.3.4

This doesn't require any web browser, or web browser support.  It just uses the native installed java directly.

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Rahul Govindan Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:50
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This may have nothing to do with ASDM. Firefox recently removed support for java plugins (java web start) from version 52.

https://www.java.com/en/download/help/firefox_java.xml

Did your Firefox browser recently update itself? If so, try using an older version of Firefox to see if you see the "Run ASDM" option.

RAINER PARZER Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:27
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yes ... you are right! thanx

but i have the same issue with chrome.

is it possible to install ASDM on Ubuntu native?



on my MAC i can start ASDM, but it stops always when "discovering device Version" at 15%

Rahul Govindan Mon, 03/20/2017 - 04:40
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I believe that chrome also has the Java plug-in disabled by default for a while now. The ASDM release notes don't mention Ubuntu, but does mention other Linux distros. You  could try installing the ASDM if this gives you an option. Try the latest 7.7 which should have all the bug fixes.

Marvin Rhoads Mon, 03/20/2017 - 06:52
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It's been a while but I've installed and run ASDM on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release.

As Rahul mentioned, it's 99% of the time a browser and Java issue that trips you up. If you update your Java and ASDM to the respective latest versions (though I'd back off one on ASDM TO 7.6(2)), you should have good compatibility.

If you can get the JNLP file to download then you can save and launch it locally as a Java Web Start app.

Philip D'Ath Wed, 03/22/2017 - 21:11
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Here is what I do.  Install java web start (aka icedtea).

sudo apt-get install icedtea-plugin

Then I have a single line script, which I call asdm.

javaws https://$1/admin/public/asdm.jnlp

Make it executable:

chmod +x asdm

Then to run ASDM on say, 1.2.3.4:

./asdm 1.2.3.4

This doesn't require any web browser, or web browser support.  It just uses the native installed java directly.

johnd2310 Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:38
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Hi.

Try installing Icedtea (icedtea-plugin) on Ubuntu. I use that on my Ubuntu workstations.


Thanks

John

Marvin Rhoads Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:57
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I just labbed it up and that worked fine. First I downloaded Java from Oracle and followed the instructions to enable it in Firefox. That allows Firefox to recognize Java is installed and it will then give you the option for downloading the JNLP file when you browse to your ASA address with /admin appended for management. 

Then install the plugin:

apt install icedtea-netx

Then after it installs, run the jnlp file from your ASA using javaws:

javaws <path>/asdm.jnlp

That got me up and running:




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