Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center Virtual Getting Started Guide - Deploy the Management Center Virtual Using VMware [Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center Virtual] (2022)

You can deploy the management center virtual using VMware.

VMware Feature Support for the Management Center Virtual

The following table lists the VMware feature support for the management center virtual.

Table 1. VMware Feature Support for the Management Center Virtual

Feature

Description

Support (Yes/No)

Comment

Cold Clone

The VM is powered off during cloning.

No

¯

Hot add

The VM is running during an addition.

No

¯

Hot clone

The VM is running during cloning.

No

¯

Hot removal

The VM is running during removal.

No

¯

Snapshots

The VM freezes for a few seconds.

No

There is a risk of out-of-sync situations between the FMC and managed devices. See Snapshots Support

.

Suspend and resume

The VM is suspended, then resumed.

Yes

¯

vCloud Director

Allows automatic deployment of VMs.

No

¯

VM migration

The VM is powered off during migration.

Yes

¯

vMotion

Used for live migration of VMs.

Yes

Use shared storage. See vMotion Support.

VMware FT

Used for HA on VMs.

No

¯

VMware HA

Used for ESXi and server failures.

Yes

¯

VMware HA with VM heartbeats

Used for VM failures.

No

¯

VMware vSphere Standalone Windows Client

Used to deploy VMs.

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Yes

¯

VMware vSphere Web Client

Used to deploy VMs.

Yes

¯

Host System Requirements

Management Center Virtual Requires 28 GB RAM for Upgrade (6.6.0+)

The management center virtual platform has introduced a new memory check during upgrade. The management center virtual upgrades to Version 6.6.0+ will fail if you allocate less than 28 GB RAM to the virtual appliance.

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Important

We recommend you do not decrease the default settings: 32 GB RAM for most of the management center virtual instances, 64 GB for the management center virtual 300. To improve performance, you can always increase a virtual appliance’s memory and number of CPUs, depending on your available resources.

As a result of this memory check, we will not be able to support lower memory instances on supported platforms.

Memory and Resource Requirements

You can deploy the management center virtual using VMware vSphere provisioning hosted on VMware ESX and ESXi hypervisors. See the Cisco Firepower Compatibility Guide for hypervisor compatibility.

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Important

When upgrading the management center virtual, check the latest Release Notes for details on whether a new release affects your environment. You may be required to increase resources to deploy the latest version.

When you upgrade, you add the latest features and fixes that help improve the security capabilities and performance of your deployment.

The specific hardware used for management center virtual deployments can vary, depending on the number of instances deployed and usage requirements. Each virtual appliance you create requires a minimum resource allocation—memory, number of CPUs, and disk space—on the host machine.

The following table lists the recommended and default settings for the management center virtual appliance.

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Important

Be sure to allocate enough memory to ensure the optimal performance of your management center virtual. If your management center virtual has less than 32 GB memory, your system could experience policy deployment issues. To improve performance, you can increase a virtual appliance’s memory and number of CPUs, depending on your available resources. Do not decrease the default settings, as they are the minimum required to run the system software.

Table 2. Management Center Virtual Appliance Settings

Setting

Minimum

Default

Recommended

Adjustable Setting?

Memory

28 GB

32 GB

32 GB

With restrictions.

Important

The management center virtual platform has introduced a new memory check during upgrade. The management center virtual upgrades to Version 6.6.0+ will fail if you allocate less than 28 GB RAM to the virtual appliance.

Virtual CPUs

4

8

16

Yes, up to 16

Hard disk provisioned size

250 GB

250 GB

n/a

On Thick Provisioned disk format - No

On Thin Provisioned disk format - Yes

Table 3. Management Center Virtual 300 Virtual Appliance Settings

Setting

Default

Adjustable Setting?

Memory

64 GB

Yes

Virtual CPUs

32

No

Hard disk provisioned size

2.2 TB

On Thick Provisioned disk format - No

On Thin Provisioned disk format - Yes

Insufficient allocation of RAM causes restart of processes due to Out Of Memory (OOM) events. Restarting database processes could also cause database corruption. In such cases, ensure that you upgrade the RAM to the required allocation and back up the database frequently to avoid any disruption due to database corruption.

Systems running VMware vCenter Server and ESXi instances must meet specific hardware and operating system requirements. For a list of supported platforms, see the VMware online Compatibility Guide.

Support for Virtualization Technology

The computer that serves as the ESXi host must meet the following requirements:

  • It must have a 64-bit CPU that provides virtualization support, either Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT) or AMD Virtualization™ (AMD-V™) technology.

  • Virtualization must be enabled in the BIOS settings

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    Note

    Both Intel and AMD provide online processor identification utilities to help you identify CPUs and determine their capabilities. Many servers that include CPUs with VT support might have VT disabled by default, so you must enable VT manually. You should consult your manufacturer's documentation for instructions on how to enable VT support on your system.

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  • If your CPUs support VT, but you do not see this option in the BIOS, contact your vendor to request a BIOS version that lets you enable VT support.

  • To host virtual devices, the computer must have network interfaces compatible with Intel e1000 drivers (such as PRO 1000MT dual port server adapters or PRO 1000GT desktop adapters).

Verify CPU Support

You can use the Linux command line to get information about the CPU hardware. For example, the /proc/cpuinfo file contains details about individual CPU cores. Output its contents with less or cat.

You can look at the flags section for the following values:

  • vmx—Intel VT extensions

  • svm—AMD-V extensions

Use grep to quickly see if any of these values exist in the file by running the following command:

egrep “vmx|svm” /proc/cpuinfo

If your system supports VT, then you should see vmx or svm in the list of flags.

Guidelines and Limitations for the Management Center Virtual and VMware

OVF File Guidelines

Virtual appliances use Open Virtual Format (OVF) packaging. You deploy a virtual appliance with a virtual infrastructure (VI) or ESXi OVF template. The selection of the OVF file is based on the deployment target:

  • For deployment on vCenter—Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-VI-X.X.X-xxx.ovf

  • For deployment on ESXi (no vCenter)—Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-ESXi-X.X.X-xxx.ovf

where X.X.X-xxx is the version and build number of the System software you want to deploy. See

  • If you deploy with a VI OVF template, the installation process allows you to perform the entire initial setup for the management center virtual appliance. You can specify:

    • A new password for the admin account.

    • Network settings that allow the appliance to communicate on your management network.

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      Note

      You must manage this virtual appliance using VMware vCenter.

  • If you deploy using an ESXi OVF template, you must configure System-required settings after installation. You can manage this virtual appliance using VMware vCenter or use it as a standalone appliance .

When you deploy an OVF template you provide the following information:

Table 4. VMware OFV Template Settings

Setting

ESXi or VI

Action

Import/Deploy OVF Template

Both

Browse to the OVF templates you downloaded from Cisco.com.

OVF Template Details

Both

Confirm the appliance you are installing (management center virtual) and the deployment option (VI or ESXi).

Accept EULA

VI only

Agree to accept the terms of the licenses included in the OVF template.

Name and Location

Both

Enter a unique, meaningful name for your virtual appliance and select the inventory location for your appliance.

Host / Cluster

Both

Select the host or cluster where you want to deploy the virtual appliance.

Resource Pool

Both

Manage your computing resources within a host or cluster by setting them up in a meaningful hierarchy. Virtual machines and child resource pools share the resources of the parent resource pool.

Storage

Both

Select a datastore to store all files associated with the virtual machine.

Disk Format

Both

Select the format to store the virtual disks: thick provision lazy zeroed, thick provision eager zeroed, or thin provision.

Network Mapping

Both

Select the management interface for the virtual appliance.

Properties

VI only

Customize the Virtual Machine initial configuration setup.

Time and Time Synchronization

Use a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server to synchronize system time on the management center virtual and managed devices. You typically specify NTP servers during the management center virtual initial configuration; see Management Center Virtual Initial Setup for the information about the default NTP servers.

Synchronizing the system time on your management center virtual and its managed devices is essential to successful operation of your System. You can take additional steps to ensure time synchronization when you configure NTP on the VMware ESXi server to match the NTP settings of the management center virtual.

You can use the vSphere Client to configure NTP on ESXi hosts. Consult VMware documentation for specific instructions. Additionaly, the VMware KB 2012069 describes how to configuring NTP on ESX/ESXi hosts using the vSphere Client.

vMotion Support

We recommend that you only use shared storage if you plan to use vMotion. During deployment, if you have a host cluster you can either provision storage locally (on a specific host) or on a shared host. However, if you try to vMotion the management center virtual to another host, using local storage will produce an error.

Snapshots Support

A VMware snapshot is a copy of the virtual machine's disk file (VMDK) at a given point in time. Snapshots provide a change log for the virtual disk and can be used to restore a VM to a particular point in time when a failure or system error occurs. Snapshots alone do not provide backup, and should not be used as backup.

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If you need configuration backups, use the backup and restore feature of the Management Center ().

The VMware snapshots functionality on ESXi can exhaust VM storage capacity and impact the performance of the FMC virtual appliance. See the following VMware Knowledge Base articles:

  • Best practices for using snapshots in the vSphere environment (VMware KB 1025279).

  • Understanding VM snapshots in ESXi (VMware KB 1015180).

High Availability (HA) Support

You can establish high availability (HA) between two management center virtual appliances on VMware ESXi.

  • The management center virtual HA is supported on both the management center virtual models: management center virtual and management center virtual 300.

  • The two management center virtual virtual appliances in a high availability configuration must be the same model. You cannot pair the management center virtual with the management center virtual 300.

  • To establish the management center virtual HA, management center virtual requires an extra management center virtual license entitlement for each Secure Firewall Threat Defense (formerly Firepower Threat Defense) device that it manages in the HA configuration. However, the required threat defense feature license entitlement for each threat defense device has no change regardless of the management center virtual HA configuration. See License Requirements for FTD Devices in a High Availability Pair in the Firepower Management Center Configuration Guide for guidelines about licensing.

  • If you break the management center virtual HA pair, the extra management center virtual license entitlement is released, and you need only one entitlement for each threat defense device.

See Establishing Firepower Management Center High Availability in the Firepower Management Center Configuration Guide for guidelines about high availability.

INIT Respawning Error Messages Symptom

You may see the following error message on the management center virtual console running on ESXi 6 and ESXi 6.5:

"INIT: Id "fmcv" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes"

Workaround—Edit the virtual machine settings in vSphere to add a serial port while the device is powered off.

  1. Right-click the virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

  2. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select Serial port from the New device drop-down menu, and click Add.

    The serial port appears at the bottom of the virtual device list.

  3. On the Virtual Hardware tab, expand Serial port, and select connection type Use physical serial port.

  4. Uncheck the Connect at power on checkbox.

    Click OK to save settings.

Limitations

The following limitations exist when deploying for VMware:

  • management center virtual appliances do not have serial numbers. The page will show either None or Not Specified depending on the virtual platform.

  • Cloning a virtual machine is not supported.

  • Restoring a virtual machine with snapshot is not supported.

  • VMware Workstation, Player, Server, and Fusion do not recognize OVF packaging and are not supported.

Configure VMXNET3 Interfaces

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Important

Starting with the 6.4 release, the threat defense virtual and the management center virtual on VMware default to vmxnet3 interfaces when you create a virtual device. Previously, the default was e1000. If you are using e1000 interfaces, we strongly recommend you switch. The vmxnet3 device drivers and network processing are integrated with the ESXi hypervisor, so they use fewer resources and offer better network performance.

To change e1000 interfaces to vmxnet3, you must delete ALL interfaces and reinstall them with the vmxnet3 driver.

Although you can mix interfaces in your deployment (such as, e1000 interfaces on the management center and vmxnet3 interfaces on its managed virtual device), you cannot mix interfaces on the same virtual appliance. All sensing and management interfaces on the virtual appliance must be of the same type.

Procedure

Step1

Power off the threat defense virtual or the management center virtual Machine.

To change the interfaces, you must power down the appliance.

Step2

Right-click the threat defense virtual or the management center virtual Machine in the inventory and select Edit Settings.

Step3

Select the applicable network adapters and then select Remove.

Step4

Click Add to open the Add Hardware Wizard.

Step5

Select Ethernet adapter and click Next.

Step6

Select the vmxnet3 adapter and then choose network label.

Step7

Repeat for all interfaces on the threat defense virtual.

What to do next

  • Power on the threat defense virtual or the management center virtual from the VMware console.

Download the Installation Package

Cisco provides packaged virtual appliances for VMware ESX and ESXi host environments on its Support Site as compressed archive (.tar.gz) files. Cisco virtual appliances are packaged as virtual machines with Version 7 of the virtual hardware. Each archive contains the OVF templates and manifest files for either an ESXi or VI deployment target, and a virtual machine disk format (vmdk) file.

Download the management center virtual installation package from Cisco.com, and save it to your local disk. Cisco recommends that you always use the most recent package available. Virtual appliance packages are usually associated with major versions of the system software (for example, 6.1 or 6.2).

Procedure

Step1

Navigate to the Cisco Software Download page.

Note

A Cisco.com login and Cisco service contract are required.

Step2

Click Browse all to search for the management center virtual deployment package.

Step3

Choose , and select Firepower Management Center Virtual Appliance.

Step4

Find the VMware installation package that you want to download for the management center virtual Appliance using the following naming convention:

Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-X.X.X-xxx.tar.gz

where X.X.X-xxx is the version and build number of the installation package you want to download.

Step5

Click the installation package you want to download.

Note

While you are logged into the Support Site, Cisco recommends you download any available updates for virtual appliances so that after you install a virtual appliance to a major version, you can update its system software. You should always run the latest version of the system software supported by your appliance. For the management center virtual, you should also download any new intrusion rule and Vulnerability Database (VDB) updates.

Step6

Copy the installation package to a location accessible to the workstation or server that is running the vSphere Client.

Caution

Do not transfer archive files via email; the files can become corrupted.

Step7

Uncompress the installation package archive file using your preferred tool and extract the installation files. For the management center virtual:

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-X.X.X-xxx-disk1.vmdk

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-ESXi-X.X.X-xxx.ovf

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-ESXi-X.X.X-xxx.mf

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-VI-X.X.X-xxx.ovf

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-VI-X.X.X-xxx.mf

where X.X.X-xxx is the version and build number of the archive file you downloaded.

Note

Make sure you keep all the files in the same directory.

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What to do next

  • Determine your deployment target (VI or ESXi) and continue with Deploy Using VMware vSphere.

Deploy Using VMware vSphere

You can use the VMware vSphere vCenter, vSphere Client, vSphere Web Client, or the ESXi hypervisor (for standalone ESXi deployment) to deploy the management center virtual. You can deploy with either a VI or ESXi OVF template:

  • If you deploy using a VI OVF template, the appliance must be managed by VMware vCenter.

  • If you deploy using a ESXi OVF template, the appliance can be managed by VMware vCenter or deployed to a standalone ESXi host. In either case, you must configure System-required settings after installation.

After you specify settings on each page of the wizard, click Next to continue. For your convenience, the final page of the wizard allows you to confirm your settings before completing the procedure.

Procedure

Step1

From the vSphere Client, choose .

Step2

From the drop-down list, select the OVF template you want to use to deploy your management center virtual:

  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-VI-X.X.X-xxx.ovf
  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-ESXi-X.X.X-xxx.ovf
  • Cisco_Firepower_Management_Center_Virtual_VMware-X.X.X-xxx-disk1.vmdk

where X.X.X-xxx is the version and build number of the installation package you downloaded from Cisco.com.

Step3

View the OVF Template Details page and click Next.

Step4

If license agreements are packaged with the OVF template (VI templates only), the End User License Agreement page appears. Agree to accept the terms of the license and click Next.

Step5

(Optional) Edit the name and select the folder location within the inventory where the management center virtual will reside, and click Next.

Note

When the vSphere Client is connected directly to an ESXi host, the option to select the folder location does not appear.

Step6

Select the host or cluster on which you want to deploy themanagement center virtual and click Next.

Step7

Navigate to, and select the resource pool where you want to run the management center virtual and click Next.

This page appears only if the cluster contains a resource pool.

Step8

Select a storage location to store the virtual machine files, and click Next.

On this page, you select from datastores already configured on the destination cluster or host. The virtual machine configuration file and virtual disk files are stored on the datastore. Select a datastore large enough to accommodate the virtual machine and all of its virtual disk files.

Step9

Select the disk format to store the virtual machine virtual disks, and click Next.

When you select Thick Provisioned, all storage is immediately allocated. When you select Thin Provisioned, storage is allocated on demand as data is written to the virtual disks.

Step10

Associate the management center virtual management interface with a VMware network on the Network Mapping screen.

Select a network by right-clicking the Destination Networks column in your infrastructure to set up the network mapping and click Next.

Step11

If user-configurable properties are packaged with the OVF template (VI templates only), set the configurable properties and click Next.

Step12

Review and verify the settings on the Ready to Complete window.

Step13

(Optional) Check the Power on after deployment option to power on the management center virtual, then click Finish.

Note: If you choose not to power on after deployment, you can do so later from the VMware console; see Initializing a Virtual Appliance.

Step14

After the installation is complete, close the status window.

Step15

After you complete the wizard, the vSphere Web Client processes the VM; you can see the “Initialize OVF deployment” status in the Global Information area Recent Tasks pane.

When it is finished, you see the Deploy OVF Template completion status.

The management center virtual instance then appears under the specified data center in the Inventory. Booting up the new VM could take up to 30 minutes.

Depending on the OVF template used, an ISO image _ovfenv-<hostname>.iso is mounted on the VMware vSphere vCenter, vSphere Client, vSphere Web Client, or the ESXi hypervisor (for standalone ESXi deployment) after the management center virtual is deployed. This ISO image has OVF environment variables such as IP address netmask, hostnames, HA Roles, and so on. These variables are generated by vSphere and are used during the boot process.

You can also unmount the image after the management center virtual VM has booted. However, the image will be mounted every time the management center virtual is powered on or off, even if Connect at power on in the VMware vSphere Network Adapter Configuration is unchecked.

Note

To successfully register the management center virtual with the Cisco Licensing Authority, the management center requires Internet access. You might need to perform additional configuration after deployment to achieve Internet access and successful license registration.

What to do next

  • Confirm that the virtual appliance’s hardware and memory settings meet the requirements for your deployment; see Verify the Virtual Machine Properties.

Verify the Virtual Machine Properties

Use the VMware Virtual Machine Properties dialog box to adjust the host resource allocation for the selected virtual machine. You can change CPU, memory, disk, and advanced CPU resources from this tab. You can also change the power-on connection setting, the MAC address, and the network connection for the virtual Ethernet adapter configuration for a virtual machine.

Procedure

Step1

Right-click the name of your new virtual appliance, then choose Edit Settings from the context menu, or click Edit virtual machine settings from the Getting Started tab in the main window.

Step2

Make sure the Memory, CPUs, and Hard disk 1 settings are set no lower than the defaults, as described in Default Virtual Appliance Settings, page 4.

The memory setting and the number of virtual CPUs for the appliance are listed on the left side of the window. To see the hard disk Provisioned Size, click Hard disk 1.

Step3

Optionally, increase the memory and number of virtual CPUs by clicking the appropriate setting on the left side of the window, then making changes on the right side of the window.

Step4

Confirm the Network adapter 1 settings are as follows, making changes if necessary:

  1. Under Device Status, enable the Connect at power on check box.

  2. Under MAC Address, manually set the MAC address for your virtual appliance’s management interface.

    Manually assign the MAC address to your virtual appliance to avoid MAC address changes or conflicts from other systems in the dynamic pool.

    Additionally, for management center virtual, setting the MAC address manually ensures that you will not have to re-request licenses from Cisco if you ever have to reimage the appliance.

  3. Under Network Connection, set the Network label to the name of the management network for your virtual appliance.

Step5

Click OK.

What to do next

  • Initialize the virtual appliance; see Power On and Initialize the Virtual Appliance.

  • Optionally, before you power on the appliance, you can create an additional management interface; see the Cisco Firepower NGIPSv Quick Start Guide for VMware for more information.

Power On and Initialize the Virtual Appliance

After you complete the deployment of the virtual appliance, initialization starts automatically when you power on the virtual appliance for the first time.

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Caution

Startup time depends on a number of factors, including server resource availability. It can take up to 40 minutes for the initialization to complete. Do not interrupt the initialization or you may have to delete the appliance and start over.

Procedure

Step1

Power on the appliance.

In the vSphere Client, right-click the name of your virtual appliance from the inventory list, then select from the context menu.

Step2

Monitor the initialization on the VMware console tab.

What to do next

After you deploy the management center virtual, you must complete a setup process to configure the new appliance to communicate on your trusted management network. If you deploy with an ESXi OVF template on VMware, setting up the management center virtual is a two-step process.

  • To complete the initial setup of the management center virtual, see Management Center Virtual Initial Setup.

  • For an overview of the next steps needed in your management center virtual deployment, see x`.

FAQs

What is Cisco firepower management center for vmware? ›

The Cisco FirePOWER Management Center is the administrative nerve center for select Cisco security products, running on a number of different platforms. It provides complete and unified management of firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.

What is difference in between FMCv and fmcv300? ›

6.5 is also the beginning of a new Virtual FMC, which supports more devices than the traditional FMCv. The new FMCv 300 supports 250 devices where the old one "only" supported 25 (and thats a high number for the old one).. Now you are wondering if you have to pair all new devices with another FMC manually?

How do I set up FMCv? ›

Firepower Management Center installation steps
  1. Deployment from OVF.
  2. Assign the hostname for VM.
  3. Choose the right ovf and vmdk files.
  4. Select proper vNIC (the one you will use for management purposes and communication with the sensor) and disk provisioning type.
  5. VM Deployment is finished.
  6. VM starts the installation.

What is Cisco FTD? ›

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) is a unified software image, which includes the Cisco ASA features and FirePOWER Services. This unified software is capable of offering the function of ASA and FirePOWER in one platform, both in terms of hardware and software features.

What is the difference between Cisco FMC and FTD? ›

Short answer is that fdm is the local management option in the device, while fmc is a separate management tool. Both can be used to manage ftd devices, although fdm is only on the lower end platforms as of today.

What is the difference between Cisco ASA and firepower? ›

Cisco Firepower

The ASA was the basic software, but it lacked the advanced next-gen and IPS functionality. The next-gen ASA software had a Firepower module that ran inline on top of the existing architecture of the ASA. The module then would provide IPS, Malware, and URL filtering capabilities through Firepower.

What is the difference between FirePOWER and Firesight? ›

If we use the term FireSIGHT, it's mean we referred to entire system either physical or virtual to serve as a NGIPS/NGFW. FirePOWER is the power behind the system, and now FirePOWER is typically used as a term to describe a NGIPS system that runs its services on ASA.
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What is the usage and purpose of Cisco FMC? ›

The Cisco Secure Firewall Management Center (FMC) is your administrative nerve center for managing critical Cisco network security solutions. It provides complete and unified management over firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.

What is FirePOWER management center used for? ›

The Cisco FirePOWER Management Center is the administrative nerve center for select Cisco security products, running on a number of different platforms. It provides complete and unified management of firewalls, application control, intrusion prevention, URL filtering, and advanced malware protection.

How do I find my IP on FMC? ›

Enter expert command to access Linux Shell, check the current IP address using ifconfig command.
  1. At the Linux shell prompt, enter the following command and the following information.
  2. Do you want to configure IPv4 (y or n)? y.
  3. Management IP address [192.168.20.45]? 192.168.1.200.

How do you configure IP address in FMC? ›

Step By Step Process To Change the IP Address Of Your FMC
  1. Step 1: Log into The FMC CLI. You can either log into the FMC CLI by utilizing SSH, or, if virtual, then open the VM console. ...
  2. Step 2: Drop into the Linux shell. ...
  3. Step 3: Elevate to root privileges. ...
  4. Step 4: Call the script to re-configure the FMC network settings.
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How can I access FMC? ›

You must provide a username and password to obtain local access to the web interface, shell, or CLI on an FMC or managed device. On managed devices, CLI users with Config level access can use the expert command to access the Linux shell. On the FMC, all CLI users can use the expert command.

Which of these provides the central point of management Vsphere client Vsphere Web client vCenter server Vsphere storage? ›

VMware vCenter Server: formerly known as VirtualCenter, this management tool is the central control point for data center services and provides a single pane of glass view across ESXi hosts.

What is Cisco fire power? ›

Cisco Firepower is an integrated suite of network security and traffic management products, deployed either on purpose-built platforms or as a software solution.

Where is the firepower management Center serial number? ›

In the System section there is a Inventory / View option. click that. on the network module tab, there will be the base serial number.

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