Category Virtualization Training

Install and Config Cisco ASA on GNS3

Hello, today we will install GNS3 with you and then we will install CISCO ASA on it. I will also explain how we can connect to Cisco ASA with ASDM.

Let’s start.

First we go to, then here we can download GNS3 for the Windows version from this link.

I downloaded the app beforehand so that the video would be shorter.

click on download GNS3 VM at the bottom.

Then click on download for the Microsoft Hyper-V version.

Yes, after downloading these files, we need to activate HYPER-V on our computer.

When we write HYPER-V, we will be able to activate it from the Add Windows Features section.

Select HYPER-V from below and make sure two are selected under It.

I say ok

I restart my computer.

Yes, friends, our computer has restarted.

Now I open HYPER-V, yes HYPER-V is installed on our computer, but no virtual machine is available at the moment.

There is one GNS3 HYPER-V file from the files I just downloaded. I’m extracting it to the folder.

Yes, now when we go into the folder, there is the install-VM.bat file, I open it with cmd.

But be careful, we need to open cmd as Admin.

I go to the folder where the file is located

I’m running install-VM.bat here now.

At this stage, I have to wait a bit because it imports the virtual machine to our Hyper-V environment.

Yes, friends, the GNS3 machine on our virtual environment has been prepared.

Now we run this machine from hyperv environment

Our machine is ready, by default the machine receives IP from DHCP. But I will define its IP as statistic.

At first I check them to see what IP and Gateway got.

I press the shell. Now here we can see what our ip is with the ip address command.

as you can see the IP of our eth0 interface is

Now we see the default gateway with the netstat -rn command.

As you can see, the default gateway got from DHCP.

Now, after saying exit 2 times, we can switch to GNS3’s self-created interface.

From here, we will first create a user password from the Security section.

Then we need to change the IP address from the network section.

After removing the #s, we must write our IP information.

We save the file with Ctrl+x, then press Y and press enter.

After pressing enter, the machine will restart and our new settings will be applied.

I’m pinging the machine’s IP by the way. Yes, as you can see, we have Ping access.

We can also go to the web interface

Username GNS3 password GNS3 enter.

Here we can see the status of the system.

Now I will also install GNS3 application for convenience.

I just choose GNS3

Yes, GNS3 installation is finished, now I open the application.

cancel the first screen, I will customize the performance section from the edit option.

I’m removing the Enable local server tick from the server section. Because I will use a GNS VM and connect the application to it.

I choose HTTP, write the IP of the virtual machine, enter the port as 80, enter the username and password.

I close the app and open it again.

now I’m going to the web interface to create a project for testing purposes, let’s see if it comes here.

I create blank project , you can see our application is now connected to our virtual environment.

Here we can see the projects we created there.

we will now import the CISCO ASA Firewall.

You will be able to download the firmware file of CISCO ASA from the link in the description.

as you can see version is 9

I click on New template, Next,

I choose update from online registry and wait for the database to be updated.

Ok, now I type ASA in the search section and CISCO ASAV appears.



I choose Usr/bin from here, as you can see,


Yes, as you can see, I choose the following, then we will import the file we downloaded from SinaOnline here.

Now I am creating a new project

The project I just opened had the same name, so it gave an error.

I add CISCO ASAv from Devices section

Now I’m adding a Cloud here to connect ASA to my own computer.

I’m dragging

Now I connect the management interface of the firewall to the cloud.

I right click on the firewall and say configure. We need to choose console type as telnet.

If we do not choose telnet, we will have problems when we turn on the machine.

After waiting for a while, we click on the machine.

It is normal for the machine to reboot twice.

Of course, it will ask us for a password and I write the password.

Yes, first we went to enable mode, now we set the management interface IP to get it from DHCP.

If you want, you can give the ip yourself, but since we have DHCP on our cloud, I set it that way.

config t,

interface management 0/0

ip address dhcp ,

no shut



now let’s see what is the IP of our machine

Show interface ip brief

Yes, as you can see, our machine has taken a ip.

You need to follow the steps in the video to connect to our firewall from the web interface and download ASDM.

I enter the ASA interface management ip address , click the Install ASDM launcher and install the ASDM application.

I enter the enable password I created at the beginning





We will find the path of the Cisco ASDM application

We right click on the application shortcut and delete it completely from the Target section. Instead, we write this path, there should be a space between invasible


ok now i am running the app

I am typing the IP address of our firewall

Yes, we are connected to our firewall with ASDM

Now you can configure and managing your firewall by using ASDM

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Thanks for watching.

vSphere ESXi 8.0 Installation and Configuration

Hello everyone, today I am going to show you how can install and configure ESXi 8 , as you know this version was released some days ago. you can watch the video or continue to read this document.

vSphere ESXi 8.0 Installation and Configuration

At the first I am connecting to the server console via ILO  , then mount ESXi installer to the server, select VMware ESXi 8 iso file then click on open

Now turn on the server

Waiting for some minutes to server comes up

Press f11 to select boot option of server

Select Ilo virtual USB DVD drive then press enter

Waiting for some minutes to load the installer files

Press enter

Press F11 to accept

Select the location of ESXi files, I use USB disk as the installation destination

Press enter

Because I installed ESXi 7 on this USB it shows us to upgrade or install the new version of ESXi , I select install

Set your root password

Because my CPU and server are not compatible with this version of ESXi I got the warning, I know this and this is not a problem for me at this time, press enter

This warning shows us that the selected destination will be formatted, some minutes ago I selected USB disk as a destination

Ok , that’s done

Before restart the server unmount the ESXi installer iso from the console

Now that is the time to set the ip addresses of esxi host

Press F2 then enter the root password

In this menu select configure management network then press enter

Press enter on the network adapters

Select the connected network adapters by pressing the space on the adapter


Because I used a management VLAN I have to set the VLAN , if your environment is not secure enough you can skip this option

Going to ipv4 configuration and select set static ipv4

Enter the ip address

Press enter

Use escape to exit and press y to save the changes

Ok , ESXi host IP address appears here

Now it is time to login from the web interface

Enter username and password and login to ESXi version 8

Wow , that’s beautiful

I think get vcenter server  does not exist in version 7

Check the host management options

Let me check other menus

I have never seen get ssh for chrome before, let me check what is it

It redirected me to the chrome extension center, install the extension

Try it again

Wow , that’s great

I got the connection refused error, may be because our ssh service is not running

Start ssh service

Try it again

Wow , I think that is useful

Another new option is about the warning, I click on the action problematic section highlighted

Check other sections of new version

I am adding iscsi interface to check what is difference in the new version

I am checking my iscsi IP addresses on another display

Enable software iscsi

Add the target of iscsi

Let me check what is the problem,

Oh I got it, I have to add a dynamic target instead of static

Write the IP address of the storage

Let me check why I can not see the LUNs

I forgot to add the iscsi VLAN on the connected ports on the backbone

Ok , iscsi disk appears here but to access the LUNs I have to approve this host on the storage

As you can see I am waiting to approve the host on the storage

Ok , refresh and all LUNS appears here

Let’s check the virtual machine create wizard

The performance monitor is the same as the old version

Ok that’s it , I hope you enjoy this video, I will record another video about installing vcenter version 8 , if you subscribe to my channel you can view it some days later. Also I will upload the ESXi installer to my website, you can find the link in the comments. Don’t forget to like the videos and ask your questions in the comments