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How to Connect the DC Adapter for the ASA 5506H-X?

April 28 2018 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #Cisco Switches - Cisco Firewall, #IT, #Cisco Technology - IT News, #Cisco & Cisco Network, #NGFW

Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X, and ASA 5506H-X Hardware Installation Guide

How to maintain and upgrade your ASA firewalls, such as the popular ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X and ASA 5506H-X? In this article we will share the two guides for Cisco ASA 5506-X, ASA 5506W-X and ASA 5506H-X, which contain the following sections:

  • Connect the DC Adapter for the 5506H-X
  • Install the Adjustable Power Supply Retainer

How to Connect the DC Adapter for the ASA 5506H-X?

You can order an optional DC power supply that supplies 24V DC (part number PWR2-20W-24VDC) or 20W 20-60V DC (part number PWR2-22W-20-60VDC).

Warning:

1. This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective device is rated not greater than 36 VDC, 5A. Statement 1005

2. This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations.

3. The device is designed to work with TN power systems.

To connect the DC power on your 5506H-X, follow these steps:

Step1: Connect the black and white lead wires to a 12 VDC source. The black lead is negative or ground and the white lead is positive. The output cable is 1.3 meters and the input cable is 1 meter in length.

Figure1. DC Power Adapter 

1

Black wire (negative)

2

White wire (positive)

3

Adapter

  

Step2: Plug the adapter cord into the ASA.

Note: The power adapters have 18 AWG wires for the input connection. Tinned bare wires are used for the input connection because there is no standard established for connector type. Screw terminal blocks are most often used.

Step3: Power on the ASA and check that it has power. See LEDs for information on the power LED.

How to Install the Adjustable Power Supply Retainer?

You can install an adjustable power supply retainer for the Delta and LiteOn power supplies in the rack-mount tray. The bracket kit contains the bracket, 2 M3 screws, and washers. The following figure shows the adjustable retainer.

Figure2. ASA Bracket Assembly 

1

Two screws to loosen to change from high to low bracket

2

Two captive screws to attach to rack-mount tray

Step1: Slide the rack-mount shelf containing the ASA(s) out of the rack.

Step2At the back of the rack-mount shelf behind the power supplies, install the adjustable retainer.

  1. Loosen the 2 top screws (item 1 in the figure above) slightly to adjust the bracket for each power supply.

The Delta power supply uses the bracket extended to its tallest configuration. This configuration has item 1 shifted to the bottom of the slot on the bracket over the power supply. The LiteOn power supply uses the bracket extended to its shortest configuration. This configuration has item 1 shifted to the top of the slot on the bracket over the power supply.

  1. Install the bracket over the power supply and screw the 2 bottom M3 captive screws (item 2 in the figure above) on each side of the bottom of the bracket into the rack-mount tray.

The following figure shows the installed power supply retainer.

Figure3. Installed Power Supply Retainer

Info from

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/hw/maintenance/5506xguide/b_Install_Guide_5506/b_Install_Guide_5506_chapter_0101.html

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Cisco Firepower 2100 Series, as a NGFW or a NGIPS

March 7 2018 , Written by Cisco & Cisco Router, Network Switch Published on #Networking, #NGFW, #Cisco Technology - IT News, #IT, #Technology

The new Cisco Firepower 2100 Series appliances help you achieve a better security doesn’t come at the expense of network performance.

Cisco Firepower 2100 Series can be deployed either as a Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) or as a Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS). They are perfect for the Internet edge and all the way in to the data center.

Four new models are available: 2110, 2120, 2130, and 2140

• The Firepower 2110 and 2120 models offer 2.0 and 3 Gbps of firewall throughput, respectively. They provide increased port density and can provide up to sixteen (16) 1 Gbps ports in a 1 rack unit (RU) form factor.

• The Firepower 2130 and 2140 models provide 5 and 8.5 Gbps of firewall throughput, respectively. These models differ from the others in that they can be customized through the use of network modules, or NetMods. They can provide up to twenty-four (24) 1 Gbps ports in a 1 RU appliance, or to provide up to twelve (12) 10 Gbps ports.

Firepower 2100 NGFWs uniquely provide sustained performance when supporting threat functions, such as IPS. This is done using an innovative dual multi-core architecture. Layer 2 and 3 functionality is processed on one NPU (Network Processing Unit). Threat inspection and other services are processed on a separate multi-core x86 CPU. By splitting the workload, we minimize the performance degradation that you see with competing solutions when turning on threat inspection.

Firepower 2100 Series Appliance Performance Highlights

Features

Cisco Firepower Model

2110

2120

2130

2140

Throughput FW + AVC (Cisco Firepower Threat Defense)1

2.0 Gbps

3 Gbps

4.75 Gbps

8.5 Gbps

Throughput: FW + AVC + NGIPS (Cisco Firepower Threat Defense)1

2.0 Gbps

3 Gbps

4.75 Gbps

8.5 Gbps

1 HTTP sessions with an average packet size of 1024 bytes

2 1024 bytes TCP firewall performance

Learn more: Guide to the New Cisco Firepower 2100 Series

ASA Performance and Capabilities on Firepower 2100 Series Appliances

Features

Cisco Firepower Appliance Model

2110

2120

2130

2140

Stateful inspection firewall throughput1

3 Gbps

6 Gbps

10 Gbps

20 Gbps

Stateful inspection firewall throughput (multiprotocol)2

1.5 Gbps

3 Gbps

5 Gbps

10 Gbps

Concurrent firewall connections

1 million

1.5 million

2 million

3 million

Firewall latency (UDP 64B microseconds)

-

-

-

-

New connections per second

18000

28000

40000

75000

IPsec VPN throughput (450B UDP L2L test)

500 Mbps

700 Mbps

1 Gbps

2 Gbps

IPsec/Cisco AnyConnect/Apex site-to-site VPN peers

1500

3500

7500

10000

Maximum number of VLANs

400

600

750

1024

Security contexts (included; maximum)

2; 25

2; 25

2; 30

2; 40

High availability

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Active/active and active/standby

Clustering

-

-

-

-

Scalability

VPN Load Balancing

Centralized management

Centralized configuration, logging, monitoring, and reporting are performed by Cisco Security Manager or alternatively in the cloud with Cisco Defense Orchestrator

Adaptive Security Device Manager

 

Web-based, local management for small-scale deployments

1 Throughput measured with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) traffic measured under ideal test conditions.

2 “Multiprotocol” refers to a traffic profile consisting primarily of TCP-based protocols and applications like HTTP, SMTP, FTP, IMAPv4, BitTorrent, and DNS.

3 In unclustered configuration.

More detailed data sheet of Cisco NGFW:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/firepower-ngfw/datasheet-c78-736661.html

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