Cisco Firewall Video Mentor (Video Learning)

Cisco Firewall Video Mentor (Video Learning)

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Edition: 1st
  • DVD
  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-198-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-198-1

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Lesson 1

Lab 1, Initial Configuration, Downloadable Version

Lab 1, “Initial Configuration”: This lab demonstrates how a new firewall can be configured for

the first time. The command-line interface (CLI) is used while the computer is connected to the

firewall console.

Duration: 00:17:45  File Size: 35 MB

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Lesson 2

Lab 2, Configuring Interfaces, Downloadable Version

Lab 2, “Configuring Interfaces”: This lab shows how the firewall mode (transparent or routed) is

set. Then a variety of firewall interfaces, both physical and logical, are configured.

Duration: 00:25:41  File Size: 53 MB

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Lesson 3

Lab 3, Setting Up Routing, Downloadable Version

Lab 3, “Setting Up Routing”: In this lab, sources of routing information are configured. Static

routes, default routes, standby ISPs, and the OSPF dynamic routing protocol are all demonstrated.

Duration: 00:20:28  File Size: 53 MB

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Lesson 4

Lab 4, Firewall Administration over the Network, Downloadable Version

Lab 4, “Firewall Administration over the Network”: This lab shows how a firewall can be configured

for remote management through Telnet, SSH, and ASDM sessions.

Duration: 00:18:50  File Size: 47 MB

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Lesson 5

Lab 5, Using Multiple Security Contexts, Downloadable Version

Lab 5, “Using Multiple Security Contexts”: This lab demonstrates how a single physical firewall

platform can be configured to run multiple instances of virtual firewalls or security contexts.

Duration: 00:25:23  File Size: 52 MB

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Lesson 6

Lab 6, Using Failover for High Availability, Downloadable Version

Lab 6, “Using Failover for High Availability”: In this lab, two firewalls are configured as a

failover pair. This enables them to operate in a redundant fashion, increasing their availability during

a failure.

Duration: 00:32:00  File Size: 75 MB

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Lesson 7

Lab 7: Failover in Action, Downloadable Version

Lab 7, “Failover in Action”: This lab demonstrates several different kinds of failures, triggering

the failover operation presented in Lab 6. A “hitless” upgrade is also shown, in which the operating

system of each firewall in a failover pair is upgraded without impacting the traffic passing


Duration: 00:22:27  File Size: 89 MB

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Lesson 8

Lab 8: Setting Up Address Translation and Connection Limits, Downloadable Version

Lab 8, “Setting Up Address Translation and Connection Limits”: This lab shows examples of

six different ways to configure address translation on a firewall.

Duration: 00:22:48  File Size: 37 MB

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Lesson 9

Lab 9: Setting Up Firewall Rules, Downloadable Version

Lab 9, “Setting Up Firewall Rules”: In this lab, security policies are defined through access list

configuration. Furthermore, access lists are configured in a more organized, compact fashion with

object groups.

Duration: 00:28:03  File Size: 73 MB

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Lesson 10

Lab 10: Setting Up a DMZ, Downloadable Version

Lab 10, “Setting Up a DMZ”: This lab demonstrates how additional interfaces can be added to a

firewall, beyond the simple “inside” and “outside” interfaces.

Duration: 00:16:00  File Size: 33 MB

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Lesson 11

Lab 11: Setting Up Logins, Downloadable Version

Lab 11, “Setting Up Logging”: In this lab, a firewall is configured to generate and send logging

messages to a collection point. After they are collected, the messages can be analyzed, or they can

become a record for an audit trail.

Duration: 00:23:11  File Size: 77 MB

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Lesson 12

Lab 12: Using MPF to Control Layer 3/4 Connections, Downloadable Version

Lab 12, “Using MPF to Control Layer 3/4 Connections”: This lab demonstrates how the

Modular Policy Framework (MPF) is used to define a policy that sets connection limits on UDP

and TCP connections.

Duration: 00:20:57  File Size: 50 MB

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Lesson 13

Lab 13: Using MPF to Perform QoS Queuing and Policing, Downloadable Version

Lab 13, “Using MPF to Perform QoS Queuing and Policing”: In this lab, the MPF is used to

configure priority queuing policies that handle specific types of traffic more efficiently than other

traffic. In addition, policing is used to limit the bandwidth used by certain types of traffic

Duration: 00:19:09  File Size: 49 MB

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Lesson 14

Lab 14: Using MPF to Tune Application Inspection Engines, Downloadable Version

Lab 14, “Using MPF to Tune Application Inspection Engines”: This lab shows how a firewall

can be configured to change how it inspects traffic related to specific applications.

Duration: 00:18:35  File Size: 48 MB

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Lesson 15

Lab 15: Testing Security Policies with Packet Tracer, Downloadable Version

Lab 15, “Testing Security Policies with Packet Tracer”: This lab demonstrates the Packet Tracer

tool and how it can be used to verify a firewall’s configuration. A virtual packet is sent from one

interface to another, with a graphical display showing what happens to the packet at each step

along the way.

Duration: 00:11:34  File Size: 31 MB

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Lesson 16

Lab 16: Capturing Traffic, Downloadable Version

Lab 16, “Capturing Traffic”: In this lab, a firewall is configured to capture traffic for further

analysis. Both the CLI and ASDM are used to configure a capture session and to display the packets


Duration: 00:19:30  File Size: 71 MB

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“ The Cisco Firewall Video Mentor is an outstanding aide in learning to configure and understand the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance. Whether you are a newcomer to the ASA or operationally experienced, these videos clearly explain and demonstrate how to configure and manage the ASA from the commandline and from the ASDM GUI.”

—Mark Macumber, Systems Engineer, Cisco

Cisco Firewall Video Mentor is a unique video product that provides you with more than five hours of personal visual instruction from best-selling author and lead network engineer David Hucaby. In the 16 videos presented on the DVD, David walks you through common Cisco® firewall configuration and troubleshooting tasks. Designed to develop and enhance hands-on skills, each 10–30 minute video guides you through essential configuration tasks on the Cisco ASA and FWSM platforms and shows you how to verify that firewalls are working correctly.

Lab Layout:

Each video lab presents objectives, dynamic lab topology diagrams, command syntax overviews, and video captures of command-line input and GUI configuration. All of this is coupled with thorough audio instruction by an industry expert making learning easy and engaging.

Network Animation:

Animated network diagrams show you lab setup, device addressing, and how traffic flows through the network.

Command-Line Interface (CLI) Video:

Video screencasts of ASA and FWSM CLI and the ASDM GUI demonstrate command entry, configuration techniques, and device response.

This video product is part of the Cisco Press® Video Mentor Series. The video products in this series present expert training from industry-leading instructors and technologists. This dynamic learning environment combines animations, screencasts, and audio instruction to help users bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and hands on application.

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Table of Contents

Lab 1 Initial Configuration 1

Scenario 1

Initial Configurations 1

Video Presentation Reference 1

Step 1: Connect to the Firewall Console 2

Step 2: Explore the CLI Modes 2

Step 3: Search the CLI Output 3

Step 4: Set the Firewall Hostname and Domain Name 4

Lab 2 Configuring Interfaces 5

Scenario 5

Initial Configurations 5

Video Presentation Reference 5

Step 1: Set the Firewall Mode 6

Step 2: Configure Interface Parameters 6

Step 3: Configure a Physical Interface 6

Step 4: Configure a Redundant Interface 7

Step 5: Configure a Logical VLAN Interface 8

Lab 3 Setting Up Routing 11

Scenario 11

Initial Configurations 11

Video Presentation Reference 12

Step 1: Configure Static Routes 12

Step 2: Configure a Default Route 12

Step 3: Configure the Standby ISP 13

Step 4: Use a Dynamic Routing Protocol 14

Lab 4 Firewall Administration over the Network 15

Scenario 15

Initial Configurations 15

Video Presentation Reference 16

Step 1: Set Up Telnet Access 16

Step 2: Set Up SSH Access 17

Step 3: Set Up ASDM Access 17

Step 4: View ASDM Session Demonstration 18

Lab 5 Using Multiple Security Contexts 19

Scenario 19

Initial Configurations 19

Video Presentation Reference 19

Step 1: Enable Multiple Context Mode 19

Step 2: Create New Security Contexts 20

Step 3: Administer Contexts Through the CLI 22

Step 4: Configure Security Contexts and Their In


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