FTD Software Quality

It has been over a year since the release of Firepower Threat Defense and due to some recent announcements I thought it would be a good time to take a look at current challenges we face with FTD and how Cisco is trying to get back on the track.

Firepower 6.2.0 Release

After some delays version 6.2.0 has been released for Cisco Firepower Systems. The version brings some long awaited and desperately needed features I have been waiting for quite some time. Lets jump right into what is new, what has changed and why FlexConfig should die a fast and swift death again.

Firepower Process Management

Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to troubleshoot a certain firepower process? Tried to kill a process, to re-start it with some debug flags but it was already re-started automatically by process manager? Well pmtool is here to help. Using pmtool you can disable services, restart processes and check dependencies between components on firepower systems.

Troubleshooting Firepower User Identity

Troubleshooting user identity issues on firepower systems can be quite daunting at times if you do not know where exactly you should look for issues. After encountering many different problems I thought it might be a good idea write down what I have learned from various troubleshooting sessions since unfortunately the amount of available documentation is quite lacking.

PassiveID enable services 01 screenshots add join point join domain note: store credentials für wmi healthcheck note: make sure everything is ok troubleshooting ise01/admin# show logging application passiveid-wmi.log tail