?
Solved

Cisco Asa 5505 not saving configuration

Posted on 2012-03-25
3
Medium Priority
?
3,188 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-25
My ASA 5505 won't save the configuration.  I issue the command "write memory".  It says OK.  I reload the asa.  It comes back with this in show running-config.  I've factory reset, upgraded the asa and asdm to 8.3 and 6.31.  I've erased flash and started over.  I've performed a write erase.  Am I missing something?

ciscoasa(config)# show running-config
: Saved
:
ASA Version 8.3(1)
!
hostname ciscoasa
enable password 8Ry2YjIyt7RRXU24 encrypted
passwd 2KFQnbNIdI.2KYOU encrypted
names
!
interface Vlan1
 no nameif
 no security-level
 no ip address
!
interface Ethernet0/0
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/1
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/2
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/3
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/4
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/5
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/6
 shutdown
!
interface Ethernet0/7
 shutdown
!
ftp mode passive
pager lines 24
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
timeout tcp-proxy-reassembly 0:01:00
dynamic-access-policy-record DfltAccessPolicy
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server enable traps snmp authentication linkup linkdown coldstart
crypto ipsec security-association lifetime seconds 28800
crypto ipsec security-association lifetime kilobytes 4608000
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
console timeout 0

threat-detection basic-threat
threat-detection statistics access-list
no threat-detection statistics tcp-intercept
!
!
prompt hostname context
call-home
 profile CiscoTAC-1
  no active
  destination address http https://tools.cisco.com/its/service/oddce/services/DDCEService
  destination address email callhome@cisco.com
  destination transport-method http
  subscribe-to-alert-group diagnostic
  subscribe-to-alert-group environment
  subscribe-to-alert-group inventory periodic monthly
  subscribe-to-alert-group configuration periodic monthly
  subscribe-to-alert-group telemetry periodic daily
Cryptochecksum:85d9e069f71dcf3d29f7ac9baff69237
: end
0
Comment
Question by:ETI2010
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Fred Marshall
ID: 37763253
Did you reboot it?  Isee where you say "reload".  I believe the Cisco requires a reboot to apply the new settings.

Some devices have:
- the running memory in RAM / volatile
- a configuration save memory as in NVRAM
- the configuration to be loaded at boot time also in NVRAM

So, as I understand it:
- you try the new settings in real time.
- if you do nothing and reboot then the changes are lost
- you have to do something like the "write memory" step .. just make sure this is the command you want/intend.
- then you have to reboot.
Maybe that's what you did but just to make sure....
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Kvistofta earned 2000 total points
ID: 37763296
It sounds like you have the config-register set so that the startup-config is ignored. Try to set it to the default of "0x01".

http://www.articlegarden.com/Article/Password-Recovery-on-the-Cisco-ASA-Security-Appliance/70584

Best regards
Kvistofta
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ETI2010
ID: 37763864
This is exactly it.  When it booted I noticed that ignore configuration text scrolling by.  Didn't think anything of it.  Thanks a bunch.
0

Featured Post

Simple, centralized multimedia control

Watch and learn to see how ATEN provided an easy and effective way for three jointly-owned pubs to control the 60 televisions located across their three venues utilizing the ATEN Control System, Modular Matrix Switch and HDBaseT extenders.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Shadow IT is coming out of the shadows as more businesses are choosing cloud-based applications. It is now a multi-cloud world for most organizations. Simultaneously, most businesses have yet to consolidate with one cloud provider or define an offic…
When speed and performance are vital to revenue, companies must have complete confidence in their cloud environment.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Both in life and business – not all partnerships are created equal. As the demand for cloud services increases, so do the number of self-proclaimed cloud partners. Asking the right questions up front in the partnership, will enable both parties …
Suggested Courses

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question