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ASA5500 and SSM

Hi All,

I had a very basic level question regarding using ASDM for an ASA5500 with a Security Services Module. When logged in via ASDM, I do not see an IPS tab/section. Could this mean that the SSM is not configured at all?

Thanks in advance for any help.


Re: ASA5500 and SSM

ADSM is the GUI for just the firewall portion of the ASA. The AIP-SSM has it's own GUI called IDM. You can launch it from the ASA or you can reach it via a seperate browser connection. The AIP-SSM module needs to be configured with an IP address, netmask and gateway in order to be able to talk to it via ssh or the IDM.

Re: ASA5500 and SSM

You will have to do few things

1. Connect the AIM-SSM external interface to the network

2. Assign basic nework settings (ip,mask,gateway)

3. Define your workstation as trusted host (Host allowed to access SSM GUI)

Once you do this in ASDM you will see "IPS option" enabled. Clicking this IPS option will open IDM (AIP-SSM GUI).

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