Cisco :: How to Reimage 5500-X Firewalls to FTD

Cisco :: How to Reimage 5500-X Firewalls to FTD

In this article, we will take a look at how to reimage the Cisco 5500-X series firewalls to Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). This article assumes that the reader is already familiar with ASA's and Firepower, however, I will list some prerequisites below. Prerequisites Access to software.cisco.com to download the required imagesConsole access and access to a [...]

Cisco :: Manually Add SSH Public Key’s to FXOS Devices

Cisco :: Manually Add SSH Public Key’s to FXOS Devices

Background In this article, I want to cover the process of adding SSH host key's to the FXOS chassis'. This process doesn't seem to be widely documented hence the reason for wanting to capture and share the process. When configuring SSH on a Firepower chassis, you're given the ability to configure strict host key checking. [...]

Cisco :: Upgrade or Reimage Firepower 8300 Sensors?

Recently I was tasked with upgrading some new Firepower 3D8350 sensors which would later be stacked into a 3D8360. These devices were shipped with software version 5.4.0.1 and I had a customer requirement to upgrade the sensors to version 6.2. I would normally stack these devices and upgrade them using the FMC, however, I didn't [...]

CCIE Security v5 :: Adding Remote FTD Device To The FMC

In this article, I wanted to demonstrate how we can add a Firepower Threat Defence appliance to an FMC located at another site. Let's take a fictitious scenario to provide some context to why and how we configure the FTD device the way we do. Scenario Currently Synack Corp has one Firepower Management Center (FMC) [...]

CCIE Security v5 :: Adding Devices to FirePOWER Management Center (FMC)

This article is intended to cover some of the topics listed within the 'Perimeter Security and Intrusion Prevention' section of the CCIE Security v5 blueprint. This article focuses on configuring compatible devices to be managed by the FirePower Management Center (FMC). It is assumed that devices are already installed and you have access to the FMC [...]