Cisco FMC with FTDv Installing in VMware


Cisco FMC (Firepower Management Center) with FTD (Firepower Thread Defense) Virtual Appliance Installation in a VMware Environment


For Installing Cisco FMC with FTDv, if you’re running a VM environment you could connect to your host either through with a client now or through a web console.

1- First Download Cisco FMC image file from Cisco Portal

2- Decompress .tar.gz File to extract OVF File

3- For FMC, Import OVF Template on your vSphere Center

4- Assign requirements to FMC Machine and at the end select Finish

5-  Wait till the deployment is done

6- Select the image and wait to be booted up

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7- After Seeing this the installation is done

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8- Use the following credentials to login User: admin, Password: Admin123

9- In next Steps you need to set your management IP on the Cisco FirePower Interface

10- On the shell put the command below to IP verification

admin@Firepower:~$ ifconfig

Cisco FMC with FTDv Installing

11- Use the following to gain root access on the shell and use the same password

admin@Firepower :~$ sudo su

12- Enter the following command and use the configure-network script 

root@Firepower : /usr/local/sf/bin/ configure-network

13- Enter your specified IP for Cisco Firepower Management Center like figure below:

Cisco FMC with FTDv Installing

14- Go to your browser and enter your Management IP and proceed

15- Cisco Firepower Management Center should be loaded like figure below:

Cisco FMC with FTDv Installing

16- Proceed as Step 3 to 14 for Firepower threat Defense Virtual Machine (FTDv)

17- After deployment and system boot screen enter admin user with Admin123 Password

18- Accept all End-user license agreements

19- Enter a new password

20- Ener the asked configurations

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21- after that FirePower Device Manager (FDM) will be enables to manage FTD locally

22- You are able to access FDM with your Firepower Threat Management IP

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23- Now you can access to web console software to manage your Cisco Firepower with Cisco FTDv.



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