This chapter describes the differences between various images that may be installed on ASA 5500-X hardware. It demonstrates the detailed process of reimaging ASA 5500-X Series hardware to the FTD software. In addition, this chapter shows the command-line tools you can use to verify the status of the hardware and software.
After installation, the next step in deploying FTD in a network is to register it with an FMC. Part II of this book describes that.