Cisco released ASA Software Version 9.4(x) on March 2015. Thre are some new features from release note in the Cisco website. I am going to give it a try to add it into my testing environment using Vmware workstation or ESXi. Some old ASA versions have been tested in my previous posts:
Here are all related posts in this blog:
- ASA 8.02 in Vmware Workstation
- ASA 8.42 in VMware Workstation
- ASA 9.21 in Vmware Workstation 10
- Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)
- Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2)
- Cisco ASAv 9.5.1 200 and ASDM 7.5.1 in Workstation / ESXi
Download ASA v 9.4.1
Here are some download links we could find from Internet.
1. Cisco Software Download Site
2. from http://pan.baidu.com/s/1gdiZ7kJ
Problems when importing into Vmware Workstation / ESXi
1. Using OVA file
But When tried to open in the workstation, there is error which says “Line 264: Unsupported element ‘Property’.“
Tried again in ESXi 5.5, File -> Deploy OVF Template …
But it seems same error message when tried to open downloaded asav941.ova file.
The OVF package requires support for OVF Properties
Line 264: Unsupported element ‘Property’.
2. Using vmdk File
I thought I may use vmdk’s file to add them into workstation or ESXi. I did find a vmware package from http://pan.baidu.com/s/1kT25ngz with following files:
Unfortunately, it does not boot properly into configuration mode. Eventually it will dip into a reboot loop. Captured screenshots with my testing in Vmware workstation and ESXi show all steps below:
2.1. Opened in the Vmware Workstation
2.2. Since my Vmware Workstation host does not support VT-x, it will not be able to power on.
2.3. Workstation Connect to ESXi
2.4. Upload workstation vm into ESXi. That was successful
2.5. ESXi vm’s configuraiton
2.6. It got into a rebooting loop.
Cause and Solutions:
Please check my next post – “Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2)“.