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Polling Cisco ASA Multi-Context Firewalls through the Admin Context

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Created by Niall Fitzgerald, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Each context operates as an independent virtual device, with its own security policy, interfaces, and administrators. You cannot collect interface statistics on different security contexts through the Admin context.


  • Cisco ASA Multi-Context
  • NPM


Potential workarounds include:

  1. Assign key major interfaces you want to report on to multiple contexts (for example, interfaces that overlap the admin context and another security context). This may have limitations at the sub-interface level and may not be scalable. It is also only supported with the firewall in routed mode, as it is not possible to have interfaces bound to multiple contexts in transparent mode.

  2. Monitor each context individually as a discrete device via SNMPv3.


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23:21, 22 Jun 2016