Cisco ASA5510

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I'm trying to reload a 5510 back to factory default ...
Still having issues ... I've issued a lot of the commands from reading other responses to similiar situations - just doesn't work for me. :)
I have no image on this unit  
I have the 8.0(4) image on my laptop ready to go..
Can't figure out why the link state still shows down
see below
Thanks for all your help!

rommon #0> interface Ethernet0/0
Link is DOWN
MAC Address: 001e.f761.e0bc

rommon #1>
Question by:tcarney1962
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    Accepted Solution

    Try the following:

    rommon #0> ADDRESS=x.x.x.2
    rommon #1> SERVER=x.x.x.3
    rommon #2> GATEWAY=x.x.x.1
    rommon #3> IMAGE=your.asa.image.bin
    rommon #4> PORT=Ethernet0/0
    rommon #5> tftp
    rommon #6> reload

    Replace x.x.x.2 with your ASA IP address, x.x.x.x3 with your TFTP server address, x.x.x.1 with your default router address and your.asa.image.bin with whatever your image name is.  Once you execute "PORT=Ethernet0/0", the interface should register as UP.  If it doesn't, please let me know how you have the ASA connected to your TFTP server.

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