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ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Hello,

I am currently switching my Pix to an ASA 5520... all the ACLs, Static routes, groups, and so on work fine for transferring over BUT the PDM Command doesnt work. Is there a command for the ASA that is equivalent to the PDM Command on the Pix?

Thanks,

Chris

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Hi Chris,

I've not worked directly on an ASA, but I gather that it and the PIX 515E I'm staring at angrily at present both run 7.0.x.

What you are after (the application formerly known as PDM) is now called ASDM. I *think* the same commands will work to set up ASDM access (http server enable, etc) but the PDM commands that used to appear in the config are actually 'locators' that PDM used for referencing objects. So, when an object (network, etc) was created in the PDM, it created a 'PDM location x x) entry in the config to help it keep track.

I dont think you can get away with just changing PDM to ASDM (or maybe it would work?) and I think what you'll have to do is allow it to discover objects for itself OR click on the 'unrecognised object' button that appears from time to time.

Out of interest, do you find ASDM an improvement on PDM? It might just be me, but I find them both extremely counter-intuitive.

HTH-

Gary

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Hi Chris,

I've not worked directly on an ASA, but I gather that it and the PIX 515E I'm staring at angrily at present both run 7.0.x.

What you are after (the application formerly known as PDM) is now called ASDM. I *think* the same commands will work to set up ASDM access (http server enable, etc) but the PDM commands that used to appear in the config are actually 'locators' that PDM used for referencing objects. So, when an object (network, etc) was created in the PDM, it created a 'PDM location x x) entry in the config to help it keep track.

I dont think you can get away with just changing PDM to ASDM (or maybe it would work?) and I think what you'll have to do is allow it to discover objects for itself OR click on the 'unrecognised object' button that appears from time to time.

Out of interest, do you find ASDM an improvement on PDM? It might just be me, but I find them both extremely counter-intuitive.

HTH-

Gary

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Gary,

Thanks for the response... I just took my pdm print out from my Pix to show.... so each of these just corresponds with a config that was made from the PDM then?

pdm location 66.38.x.x 255.255.255.255 outside

pdm location 192.168.x.x 255.255.255.0 outside

pdm location 192.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 192.168.x.x 255.255.255.255 inside

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm location 10.10.x.x 255.255.255.255 DMZ

pdm history enable

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

hi chris,

thats correct. As I see it, ASDM locator commands are exactly the same, with a prefix of "ASDM", of course.

HTH,

Gary

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Im not sure if you guys got confirmation on this or not, but yes, just replace the PDM command with ASDM, and it will work exactly the same.

bob

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Re: ASA: Equivalent to the pdm command on a Pix.

Hi,

You use 'asdm x.x.x.x y.y.y.y interface' where x.x.x.x is the client IP (or network address) and y.y.y.y is the netmask. No 'location' entry is used.

Any issues, you should refer to:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008054d863.html#wp1047288

Good luck.

Glen

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