Thursday, 18 October 2018

Uploading and booting from ROMMON Mode on ASA 5505/5510/5515/5540

Firstly power down the ASA. We'll now need to get into ROMMON mode - hookup to the console  and make sure that you also have an ethernet cable / machine plugged into the management port. Proceed by powering on the ASA - you should see a message stating:

'Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.'

Hit ESC - at this point you should be in rommon mode - from the prompt enter the following to configure the IP settings so we will be able to copy the image over the ethernet port (this can also be performed over serial but it can take a long time):

ADDRESS=192.168.10.100
SERVER=192.168.10.254
IMAGE=asa992-smp-k8.bin
PORT=Management0/0
RETRY=3

If the TFTP server is on another subnet add the following (otherwise leave blank):

GATEWAY=192.168.10.1

and finally run the following to inititiate the tftp copy:

tftp

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