I must admit, I never use a GUI for Cisco gear. I am a CLI guru but it can be useful to have and is preferable for others. The issue I was having though was simple. I could not get it to work! This however was on Windows, when I tried on Linux it worked. Weird.

Configuration Required

The config needed for using the ASDM is not hugely complex. An example is shown below:

http server enable 444
http inside
asdm image disk0:/asdm-743.bin

Enable the http server on the port specified, allow on the inside interface from the specified internal network plus include the image for the ASDM software. Easy, so why was I getting this generic error?

Unable to launch device manager


It turned out to be the following issue for me. I had only allowed one particular encryption cipher.

ssl server-version tlsv1-only
ssl encryption aes256-sha1

All I needed to add was another cipher

ssl encryption aes256-sha1 aes128-sha1

Once added, ASDM worked like a charm. Thanks to PeteNetLive for his helpful source post.



ASDM on Windows not Working
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