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How to configure a Cisco ASA firewall to recognize Auvik


If your network has a Cisco ASA firewall, you'll need to change its configuration in order for Auvik to properly recognize the device. Against the firewall configuration, enable snmp-server host and set the IP address to that of the Auvik collector.

You’ll need:

  • SNMP enabled on the Cisco ASA firewall
  • Telnet, SSH, or serial (console) access to the Cisco device
  • The IP address of your Auvik collector
  1. Telnet, SSH, or serial (console) into your IOS device.
  2. Enter global configuration mode by typing enable. Enter your escalated privilege credentials.
  3. Enter configuration mode by typing configure terminal.
  4. Issue the following commands:
    snmp-server enable
    snmp-server host <interface name> <IP address of collector> poll community <community string> version 2c

    Replace <interface name> with the name of the interface on which to enable SNMP. Replace <IP address of collector> with the IP address of your collector. Replace <community string> with your desired community string.
  5. Exit configuration mode by typing end.
  6. Commit the running configuration changes to startup configuration memory by typing write mem.
  7. If you used a community string other than public or private, add it to Auvik by following these steps.

All done! Auvik will now be able to recognize the device as a Cisco ASA firewall.

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