HOW TO: Run Cisco ASDM “demo mode” on a Mac!

Demo mode is designed for windows but will also work on MACs.  This is not something supported by Cisco or found in there docs.  It is more of a hack, but a useful one for those (like me) that don’t like to run fusion on their MACs.  Here is how you get it to work on a MAC running Lion:

-First, On your MAC install the ASDM launcher by connecting to an ASA via a web browser and clicking install launcher.

-Second, download and install ASDM demo .msi on a Windows PC.

-Next, Copy the Demo folder contents from C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\ASDM to your MAC.

-On your MAC,  open the folder the launcher app is in (usually applications\Cisco) and right click on the launcher app. Now click show package contents

-A new finder window will open.  Navigate to /Applications/ASDM/Cisco

-Finally, copy the contents of the windows demo folder into this folder.  Now Mac launcher demo should work great!

Here is a screenshot of ASDM demo mode on a Mac:











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