Setting Up A New ASA

If the device (ASA) is not purchased as a new device, the best practice is to wipe the old configurations.

Part A:These are the steps below:
Step 1: Erase the configuration of the ASA
CiscoASA#write erase

or simply

CiscoASA# wr er

step2:
Reload the ASA without confirmation

CiscoASA# reload noconfirmation

step3:Now apply Cisco default configuration
Note: this is necessary to have a configuration in the flash memory since we have
cleared it previously

CiscoASA# config factory-default
Never do this in a production environment

Step 4:
save the configuration
CiscoASA# wr
Part B: To configure the cisco ASA using Cisco ASDM

Step 1: On your favourite web browser, run the management IP Address “https://10.10.1.1

Step 2: click on run Startup Wizard

Now you can configure the hostname, password, DHCP (if you wish to use it as a DHCP Server) etc.

Step 3: Enable Network Address Translation (NAT)/ Port Address Translation (PAT)

in order for the internal network to use you configured pupblic address.

Note: Private IP Address are not routable over the internet.
Step 4: Enable the ASDM logging.
This is option but very handy as it allows for troubleshooting when the need arises.

Step 5: I think for me its vital to enable the preview mode in order
to be able to view the configuration before deploying it.

Click on Tools
Click on prefences
under communication
select “preview commands before sending it to the device”