Create Port Forward on Cisco ASA 9.9 using ASDM

February 23, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco ASA

In this example I will be opening port 3389 to a VM called RDP-Machine ( There are two steps when creating a port forward:   1) NAT Policy Go to: Firewall -> Objects -> Network Objects/Groups -> Add -> Network Object   Click Advanced   2) Create Access Rule Firewall -> Access Rules -> Add Access […]


Enable Outbound ICMP on Cisco ASA 9.9

February 19, 2018 Jordansphere Cisco ASA

Scenario: I set up a Cisco ASAv  5525 and placed a Windows VM behind it. I created the NAT (PAT) policy and default route. The Cisco ASA could ping external IP addresses (eg However, the VM behind that could not ping any external IP addresses despite being able to ping the Cisco ASA.   […]


Upgrade Firepower Management Center (FMC)

October 13, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

In this example we will be upgrading Firepower Management Center virtual appliance (formerly known as Firesight) from version to 6.1.0-33.  This process needs to take place before the Firepower sensors are upgraded.   Pre-Reqs Ensure you have backups of the FMC. As its virtual I'd also recommend taking a snapshot as well.   Check […]


Backup Cisco Firepower Management Center (FMC)

October 5, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

  In this example I will back up the Firepower Management Center. All policies and rules are configured and sent via the FMC so backing up the configuration will mean that sensors can be restored via the FMC – if one ever crashes. Alternatively the sensors will continue to work if there is a problem […]


Telnet from Cisco UCS

September 1, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Problem: Ciscco UCS was not backing up the configuration via SFTP. I wanted to check I could connect to the backup server from the UCS on port 22 (SSH)   Resolution: Execute the following commands using your desired SSH Client. I have used Putty in this example. 1) SSH to the Cisco UCS and enter […]


Backing Up Cisco UCS

August 9, 2017 Jordansphere Cisco UCS

Pre-requisites: You will need an FTP, TFTP, SCP or SFTP target. In this example I have created an SFTP destination on a CentOS 7 server. To schedule a backup of a Cisco UCS configuration simply log into the UCS Manager:   Select Admin on the left hand side frame -> Policy Backup & Export -> Fill […]


Simple NAT Configuration for Cisco Router

June 12, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

The following configuration is for a NAT router which plugs into an Ethernet circuit. The router is set to and running DHCP hostname CustomerA ip dhcp pool LOCAL    network    default-router    dns-server ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0  description WAN   ip nat outside  ip address  duplex auto  speed auto interface […]


Finding IP Address of Device Using Cisco Switch and Router

May 18, 2017 Jordansphere Hardware

Issue: I had a Raritan PDU that was plugged into a Cisco 2960 switch which in-turn was connected to a Cisco 6506 router. The PDU did not display the IP address and I could see it was plugged into port 24 on the switch.   Resolution: To find out the IP address   Log into […]


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Telnet Using Source IP Address On a Cisco

January 14, 2016 Jordansphere Hardware

I ran into a spot of bother trying to get to a remote router due to incorrect access list.  To save me a long drive I came across the following command so I could telnet using the source IP address rather than just the interface. # telnet {ip} /source-interface {interface} /route:{sourceIP} eg # telnet […]


Copying a File to Flash on a Cisco Router Using SCP

January 11, 2016 Jordansphere Hardware

In this scenario I had a router with the same config as a live router . I wanted to configure everything correctly for the customer so they could just replace the current router. To get everything ready I would have to install a license key on the router. As the router could not connect to the […]


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