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asa and asdm distinction- 7.0 to 8.0

I just unboxed an asa 5520 and it has version 7.0.(6) on it. Figured I'd upgrade to start with. What is the difference between the asa and asdm codes on the box?

I'll be using this device for two purposes. 1. Terminate ipsec PtP tunnels from remote locations (our WAN backup). 2. Replace our 3000 series VPN concentrator for client VPN.

The ASA will be behind another physical firewall on a private network so there will be NAT on the outside firewall

Bonus points. In this config would it be better to use different physical interfaces for each function?

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Re: asa and asdm distinction- 7.0 to 8.0

"What is the difference between the asa and asdm codes on the box?"

-Not really sure what you're asking...but with ASA version 8 you need to run asdm version 6.02.

"In this config would it be better to use different physical interfaces for each function?"

-There is no need to use separate interfaces for lan to lan and remote access vpns.

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Re: asa and asdm distinction- 7.0 to 8.0

Thanks for the reply. I was wondering mostly why two OS's on the box and what their functions are. Why is there an ASA and an ASDM?

Green

Re: asa and asdm distinction- 7.0 to 8.0

Oh ok, ASDM stands for "Adaptive Security Device Manager". It is the GUI management utility for the ASA. You need a different version of the ASDM every time you install a new ASA IOS version.

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