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IPS SoftModule on 5545 need license ?


I have  ASA with IPS module.

License Status: No Licence

Well, I wanna analyze all interface on ASA but I just see 1 port (port-channel0/0) on IDM.

IDM screenshot at attachment

Why ? Could anyone comment this situation ?



New Member

You cannot monitor ASA

You cannot monitor ASA interfaces using IDM. You need ASDM. ASDM has a tab for IPS', too. You'll be able to monitor your entire unit with it.


Also, if you have multiple virtual sensors with a software IPS or an IPS SSM, they'll all be grouped under PortChannel0/0. It's the only available physical interface.

New Member

Hi Jason,Yes as you mention I

Hi Jason,

Yes as you mention I have also ASDM and tab for IPS but I can not see other interface too on tab for IPS

ASDM screenshot at attachment


New Member

I  can not monitor both

I  can not monitor both inside and outside of a firewall or NAT device. Because IPS's interface status null! just there is port-channel and management ports others like gigabit0/3-gigabit/04 no there is why?

New Member

That's correct. In any IPS

That's correct. In any IPS management software, ASDM or IDM, you can only view the IPS interfaces. If you want to monitor the firewall interfaces, you have to do it in the "Device" tab of ASDM. Although embedded in the ASA, the IPS acts as a separate entity altogether. Physically, it's part of the ASA chassis, logically it is its own separate device.

New Member

sorry I dont understand what

sorry I dont understand what do I have to do ? 

Ok I am at device tab of ASDM then ? Screenshot attached

New Member

Do you have a software,

Do you have a software, hardware module, or IPS appliance?

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I have a software IPS on Asa

I have a software IPS on Asa 5545

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