newbie on pix 525 - PDM access

ok so i am a newbie to the pix 525 and need some guidance.  

i was looking to access the PDM but i find that it isn't the same as accessing the PDM on a 506e.  am i right? i found some sites out there that say you can use the ASDM if so, i don't want to screw up my pix by uploading something that isn't compatible.

attached is my ocnfig

PIX Version 7.2(4)
hostname pixfirewall
domain-name default.domain.invalid
enable password iMJCYSF9e3ba/od. encrypted
passwd iMJCYSF9e3ba/od. encrypted
interface Ethernet0
 nameif outside
 security-level 0
 ip address
interface Ethernet1
 nameif inside
 security-level 100
 ip address
ftp mode passive
dns server-group DefaultDNS
 domain-name default.domain.invalid
pager lines 24
mtu inside 1500
mtu outside 1500
no failover
icmp unreachable rate-limit 1 burst-size 1
no asdm history enable
arp timeout 14400
timeout xlate 3:00:00
timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 icmp 0:00:02
timeout sunrpc 0:10:00 h323 0:05:00 h225 1:00:00 mgcp 0:05:00 mgcp-pat 0:05:00
timeout sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00 sip-disconnect 0:02:00
timeout sip-provisional-media 0:02:00 uauth 0:05:00 absolute
http server enable
http inside
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkup linkdown coldstart
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
console timeout 0
class-map inspection_default
 match default-inspection-traffic
policy-map type inspect dns preset_dns_map
  message-length maximum 512
policy-map global_policy
 class inspection_default
  inspect dns preset_dns_map
  inspect ftp
  inspect h323 h225
  inspect h323 ras
  inspect netbios
  inspect rsh
  inspect rtsp
  inspect skinny
  inspect esmtp
  inspect sqlnet
  inspect sunrpc
  inspect tftp
  inspect sip
  inspect xdmcp
service-policy global_policy global
prompt hostname context
: end

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
You need the ASDM on a version 7 firewall NOT the PDM!!
Plus 7.2(2) is old update the OS (at which time you can install the ASDM see instructions on my website here

However if you don't have a support contract you cant download the images - so issue a

show flash
show disk0

command and see if you have an asdm image already in there

it will look like

asdm-xxx.bin <----xxx will be three numbers - which is the version

If its there

log in go to enable mode > so to conf t mode and issue the following commands

http server enable
http 0 0 inside
asdm image flash:/asdm-xxx.bin   <--- replace with the three numbers in yours

Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
note http 0 0  inside will allow ASDM access for everyone! to lock it down see
johnkesoglouAuthor Commented:
this is what show flash displays

Directory of flash:/

5      -rw-  8515584     00:17:58 Jan 01 1993  pix724.bin
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Thats just the OS :(You need the ASDM image - if you dont   have a valid support contract you are a bit stuck - unless you have the CD that came with the firewall that has a copy on it :)
johnkesoglouAuthor Commented:
ok - what version of ASDM should i request?  i want to make sure that i get the correct one.

johnkesoglouAuthor Commented:
i purchased this pix and dont have the CD; however, i do have access to the asdm files.  there a re a few versions and i want to make sure that i get the correct one.  can you assist?
Cisco Adaptive Security Device Manager for PIX 7.2

Note PIX and ASDM images must be compatible for example PIX Version 7.2(4) is compatible to ASDM Version 5.2(4). ASDM will not work with an incompatible platform version. You will get an error message and ASDM will close.
You can also use the command-line interface to download the image, see the "Downloading Software or Configuration Files to Flash Memory" section in the Cisco Security Appliance Command Line Configuration Guide.

To upgrade from Version 7.1.(x) to 7.2(4), you must perform the following steps:
Step 1 Load the new Version 7.2(4) image from the following website:    OK
Step 2 Reload the device so that it will start using the Version 7.2(4) image.
Step 3 Copy new ASDM Version 5.2(x) image from the following website:
Step 4 Enter the following command; this will tell the security appliance where to find the ASDM image:
hostname(config)# asdm image flash:/ asdm file

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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
^^^^ Spot on

Hers my info on the subject
johnkesoglouAuthor Commented:
Excellent work guys!  this helped me out a great deal

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