Cisco ASA

Ahmet YAKUPOGLU

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance

How to emulate Adaptive Security Appliance ASA

This tutorial is for learning purposes only to get familiar with Security Appliance Configurations and commands.

In this detailed tutorial, I will show you how you can emulate Cisco ASA using Qemu & GNS3.
To setup environment you need to download:

•GNS3 Version: v0.7.3 and newer recommended
•asa802-k8.initrd.gz
•asa802-k8.kernel
•Qemu Version: 0.11.0

Note: I will NOT provide any images

Start GNS3 then Edit –> Preferences –>Qemu –>ASA

ASA_01

Type

Identifier name: ASA803 (any name)

Set path for asa802-k8.initrd.gz and asa802-k8.kernel

and Save setting

ASA_02

Add ASA firewall to project

ASA_03

Start ASA by Right clicking on ASA and click start

ASA_04

ASA_05

Login to console and start configuring ASA by Right clicking on ASA and click console

ASA_06

For your first boot; please wait about 1 min and then type the following commands:

cd /mnt/disk0

/mnt/disk0/lina_monitor

ASA_07

Note:  in order to save ASA configuration

1)

ciscoasa#copy running-config disk0:/.private/running-config

2)

ciscoasa# copy disk0:/.private/running-config disk0:/.private/startup-config

3)

ciscoasa#config t

ciscoasa#boot config disk0:/.private/startup-config

ciscoasa#exit

ciscoasa#

Ahmet YAKUPOGLU

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