Configure Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Security Appliance

Configure Cisco Firepower 2110 Security Appliance :

We must complete an initial configuration to make the system function correctly in our network, which includes configuring the addresses needed to insert the security appliance into our network and connect it to the Internet or another upstream router.

At first boot, or after a system reimages, the CLI set up wizard prompts you for basic network configuration parameters that are required to setup your Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) appliance and to register with a Firepower Management Center (FMC)

Note that the management IP address and associated gateway route are not included on the Firepower Management Center web interface in the list of interfaces or static routes for the Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) appliance; they can only be set by the setup script and at the CLI.

Before You Begin

Ensure that you connect a data interface to your gateway device, for example, a cable modem or router. For the edge deployments, this would be our Internet-facing gateway. For data center deployments, this would be a backbone router. 

The Management interface must be connected to a gateway through which the Internet is connected. System licensing and database updates require Internet access.

For CLI login, do one of the following:

Use the console cable included with the Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) appliance to connect your PC to the console using a terminal emulator set for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.

Note: The CLI on the console port defaults set to the FXOS login prompt. You can get to the Firepower Threat Defense CLI using the connect FTD command.

Initial Configuration


  1. Use an SSH client to make a connection to the management IP address (the default (192.168.45.45). Log in by using the admin username and the default password is Admin123.
  1. At the firepower login prompt, log in with the default credentials of username admin and the password Admin123.

firepower # connect FTD



3. Configure the manager to manage the Primary Firepower device via below command:

#configure manager add [FMC IP] [Registration Key]
#configure manager add 192.168.0.152 123456


Note: Please note down the registration key as this will be required while adding the device to FMC.

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