Cisco NGFW FTD 6.0.1 Vmware

I am trying to play with Cisco NGFW FTD by importing it into the into VMware Player in my MacBook.  I didn’t modify any VM settings as such and tried to boot it up straight after importing. Machine settings are visible below along with the FTD version number.


It take about 5 minutes to load the machine and I am prompted to key in the username/password that is admin/Admin123.

Once you are in, you need to go through EULA. Go through the terms and condition by pressing space bar. One agreed, then type YES to proceed. This will start the system initialisation process that may take some time around 2 minutes.

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You will be prompted to change the default password. Set to to something different you like.

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Next, you will be prompted to configure IPv4 or IPv6 network. Unfortunately you can only skip one option. You have to set either IPv4 or IPv6.

System initialization in progress. Please stand by. You must change the password
 for 'admin' to continue. Enter new password: 
Confirm new password: 
You must configure the network to continue.
You must configure at least one of IPv4 or IPv6.
Do you want to configure IPv4? (y/n) [y]: y
Do you want to configure IPv6? (y/n) [n]:
Configure IPv4 via DHCP or manually? (dhcp/manual) [manual]:
Enter an IPv4 address for the management interface []:
Enter an IPv4 netmask for the management interface []:
Enter the IPv4 default gateway for the management interface []:
Enter a fully qualified hostname for this system [Sourcefire3D]:
Enter a comma-separated list of DNS servers or 'none' []:none
Enter a comma-separated list of search domains or 'none' []:
If your networking information has changed, you will need to reconnect.
For HTTP Proxy configuration, run 'configure network http-proxy'

Then wait for the system to update itself. You will then be presented with following information about registering the señor with Firepower Management Centre.

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Next seems to be installing FMC and register this sensor to it. I will cover that one in next tutorial.




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