Install ASDM to ASA v8.4(2) on GNS3 – Mac OSX Maverick

This is for educational purpose only.

Download GNS3 if you have not done so, and install it. Now, that you have installed GNS3, you would need two files to make the ASA to work on GNS3. The files are asa842-initrd.gz and asa842-vmlinuz.

Download ASDM version that is compatible with 8.4(2) from cisco.com using your CCO account. You need to download and install TunTap. Here is a brief description what a TunTap is. This is from the TunTap home page.

The TunTap project provides kernel extensions for Mac OS X that allow to create virtual network interfaces. From the operating system kernel’s point of view, these interfaces behave similar to physical network adapters such as an Ethernet network interface. However, the virtual interface does not send the packets into a wire, but makes them available to programs running in the system.

Lastly, you will need a TFTP server. You can use any TFTP. I am going to be using TftpServer.app. I have a blog post how to use this TFTP server https://networkshinobi.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/tftp-for-mac-osx-mountain-lion/

Once you get all the files and software installed mention above, we can get started. To install ASA to GNS3 read my previous blog located at https://networkshinobi.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/mac-osx-10-8-3-installing-asa-on-gns3-0-8-4/

Now, open your Terminal and open GNS3 with superuser privilege.

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ sudo /Applications/GNS3.app/Contents/MacOS/GNS3 
Password:

This is will open GNS3 with superuser privilege. Drag an ASA, generic switch, and a cloud to the canvas as seen in Figure 1.

GNS3 Canvas

Figure 1

Open the properties of the cloud by right clicking it then choose Configure. Navigate to NIO TAP tab, and enter /dev/tap1 as seen on Figure 2 then click Add then OK.

tap1

Figure 2

Connect your ASA to the Ethernet Switch and the cloud NIO TAP interface to the Ethernet Switch, and power on all the devices as seen on Figure 3. This will also create the tap1 interface on your Mac.

Connected

Figure 3

This will create another interface on your Mac. Here is the before and after screenshot of my ifconfig

Here is the ifconfig before I entered the /devt/tap1 on GNS3. As you can see there is no tap1 interface.

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 
 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 ether 7c:d1:c3:eb:98:4d 
 inet6 fe80::7ed1:c3ff:feeb:984d%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 
 inet 10.2.11.103 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.2.11.255
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
 media: autoselect
 status: active
en6: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 options=60<TSO4,TSO6>
 ether 32:00:15:ea:c4:20 
 media: autoselect <full-duplex>
 status: inactive
bridge0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 options=63<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TSO4,TSO6>
 ether 7e:d1:c3:be:c4:00 
 Configuration:
 id 0:0:0:0:0:0 priority 0 hellotime 0 fwddelay 0
 maxage 0 holdcnt 0 proto stp maxaddr 100 timeout 1200
 root id 0:0:0:0:0:0 priority 0 ifcost 0 port 0
 ipfilter disabled flags 0x2
 member: en6 flags=3<LEARNING,DISCOVER>
 ifmaxaddr 0 port 5 priority 0 path cost 0
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
 media: <unknown type>
 status: inactive
p2p0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2304
 ether 0e:d1:c3:eb:98:4d 
 media: autoselect
 status: inactive
NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$

After Entering the /dev/tap1 on GNS3, the system created a tap1 interface.

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ ifconfig
lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384
 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM>
 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 
 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 
 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
gif0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1280
stf0: flags=0<> mtu 1280
en0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 ether 7c:d1:c3:eb:98:4d 
 inet6 fe80::7ed1:c3ff:feeb:984d%en0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x4 
 inet 10.2.11.103 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.2.11.255
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
 media: autoselect
 status: active
en6: flags=8963<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 options=60<TSO4,TSO6>
 ether 32:00:15:ea:c4:20 
 media: autoselect <full-duplex>
 status: inactive
bridge0: flags=8863<UP,BROADCAST,SMART,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 options=63<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TSO4,TSO6>
 ether 7e:d1:c3:be:c4:00 
 Configuration:
 id 0:0:0:0:0:0 priority 0 hellotime 0 fwddelay 0
 maxage 0 holdcnt 0 proto stp maxaddr 100 timeout 1200
 root id 0:0:0:0:0:0 priority 0 ifcost 0 port 0
 ipfilter disabled flags 0x2
 member: en6 flags=3<LEARNING,DISCOVER>
 ifmaxaddr 0 port 5 priority 0 path cost 0
 nd6 options=1<PERFORMNUD>
 media: <unknown type>
 status: inactive
p2p0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 2304
 ether 0e:d1:c3:eb:98:4d 
 media: autoselect
 status: inactive
tap1: flags=8842<BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 ether ca:a2:70:ca:a5:58 
 open (pid 7871)
NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$

Give the tap1 interface an IP address. Giving the tap1 interface an IP address will allow it to connect to the ASA on GNS3. On the Terminal, type-in:

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ sudo ifconfig tap1 10.1.1.2/24 up
Password:
NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$

Verify the tap1’s IP address

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ ifconfig tap1
 tap1: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
 ether ca:a2:70:ca:a5:58
 inet 10.1.1.2 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 10.1.1.255
 open (pid 7871)
 NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$

On GNS3, console to ASA and give it an IP address that is in the same subnet as the tap1 interface. In addition, ping the tap1 interface from ASA to verify the connection is up.

ciscoasa(config)# interface gigabitEthernet 0
ciscoasa(config-if)# ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0
ciscoasa(config-if)# nameif inside
INFO: Security level for "inside" set to 100 by default.
ciscoasa(config-if)# no shutdown
ciscoasa(config-if)# ping 10.1.1.2
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.1.1.2, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/2/10 ms
ciscoasa(config-if)#

Once the connection between ASA and tap1 interface is up. Open Terminal then open the TftpServer.app with superuser privilege.

NetworkShinobi-MacBook-Air:~ networkshinobi$ sudo /Applications/TftpServer.app/Contents/MacOS/TftpServer 
Password:

By default the folder location will default to root account; therefore, navigate to location of the ASDM image is as shown in Figure 4. Also, change the interface to tap1 interface.

tftpserver

Figure 4

Here is how to copy the ASDM image to ASA flash

ciscoasa# copy tftp://10.1.1.2/asdm-714.bin flash:
Address or name of remote host [10.1.1.2]?
Source filename [asdm-714.bin]?
Destination filename [asdm-714.bin]?
Accessing tftp://10.1.1.2/asdm-714.bin...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Writing current ASDM file disk0:/asdm-714.bin
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15841428 bytes copied in 40.50 secs (396035 bytes/sec)
ciscoasa#

At this point, the web GUI is ready, but we need to enable it on the ASA side. To enable the ASDM GUI enter this command to ASA

 ciscoasa(config)# http 10.1.1.0 255.255.255.0 inside
 ciscoasa(config)# http server enable
 ciscoasa(config)# username admin password cisco privilege 15
 ciscoasa(config)# asdm image flash:/asdm-714.bin
 ciscoasa(config)# ssh version 2
 ciscoasa(config)# ssh 10.1.1.0 255.255.255.0 inside
 ciscoasa(config)# crypto key generate rsa modulus 1024 
 INFO: The name for the keys will be: <Default-RSA-Key>
 Keypair generation process begin. Please wait...
 ciscoasa(config)#

If you have Java installed on your Mac, just open your Java Control Panel and navigate to Security tab then click Edit Site List then click Add to add the IP address of the ASA to the Exception Site List; click Advanced  tab and tick both Use SSL 2.0 compatible ClientHello formatUse TLS 1.1 and Use TLS 1.2 then click Apply  then OK. Open your web browser, and on the URL field type-in https://<asa-ip-address&gt; as shown in below.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 6.50.44 PM

Figure 5

java advanced

Figure 6

Figure 7

Figure 7

Click on Run ASDM and the file name asdm.jnlp will download automatically to your Mac. Open that file and you will get some Java prompts. Accept all Java prompts then you will get an prompt for your username and password as shown in Figure 8.

 

Figure 8

Figure 8

 

Once you logged in, you should be able to configure the ASA via ASDM as shown in Figure 9

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 6.57.01 PM

Figure 9

 

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6 Responses to Install ASDM to ASA v8.4(2) on GNS3 – Mac OSX Maverick

  1. mttlov says:

    You know of any way to get an ASA in GNS3 to keep the asdm image in flash so I don’t have to do this every time and on every ASA?

  2. wyclyne says:

    Very helpful… Thanx mate

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  4. tomxlin says:

    Good job! It helps me a lot!

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