Firepower 2100 series initial configuration with HA setup

In our example, we will be looking at the initial configuration when setting up the Cisco Firepower 2100 series. As you can see in the below topology, we have used 2 FPR devices connected through the ports 1/12. Also, we have used 2 console connections connected through a basic LAN switch. In this example, the IP assignments are as below.

IP assignments Cisco FPR2100-01 Cisco FPR2100-02
Device management IP
Default gateway

  • Make a console connection with the FPR2100 appliances and connect to the FTD module. 

firepower# connect ftd

  • Setting up the FTD management IP address on the first FPR appliance

>configure network ipv4 manual

  • Setting up the FTD management IP address on the second FPR appliance

>configure network ipv4 manual

  • Set the management access type to the local

>configure manager local

  • Then, configure the management access. In this example, we have allowed all

>configure https-access-list

  • Finally, make sure that you have entered the correct parameters with the below command

>show network

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