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Installing SDM 2.5 on cisco 2600

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Guys i am new to the cisco world.

I am trying to configure SDM 2.5 on a cisco 2600.

I have access via telnet to the router and was able to change the enable password - which i think is level 15 (right?) and setup (and bring up) the ip on the ethernet interface. I can ping - and get response from - the router

Trying to install SDM on the router i need to provide the default username i tried both admin/administrator but SDM can't communicate with the router

Any ideas or shuggestions would be highly appriciated.


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Good morning  Ran Bendori

thanks for using our forum

In order  to enable SDM, follow this steps in the router configuration.

1. Assign an IP address to the router:   ip address x.x.x.x y.y.y.y

2. Create a username:                ( username privilege 15 password 0 )

3. Enable Http server:               ( Ip http server)

4. Enable Http secure-server :   (Ip http secure-server )

5. Enable local authentication : (ip http authentication local)

6. Set a enable password :          ( Enable secret cisco)

7. Enable local Authentication : ( Line vty 0 15

                                                       Login local

                                                       privilege level 15

                                                       transport input telnet
                                                        transport input telnet ssh )

Then  to access the SDM, you have to access from the bowser and enter the router's IP

I hope you find this answer useful, if it was satisfactory  for you, please mark the question as Answered.


Johnnatan Rodriguez Miranda.

I have done all that,  But SDM 2.5 will not install on my Router.

Where can i find a list of hardware requierments ?


hi Ran Bendori

You don't have to install the SDM in your router, you have to install it in your pc, then run the program

Thanks for using our forum


Johnnatan Rodriguez Miranda.

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Hi Ran,

Could you post show run? Default router user/password is usually cisco/cisco.

I would agree with Johnatan to run SDM locally on PC since a 2600 router usually has limited memory resources.

Make sure you've got Java installed (usually older version works) when running SDM.

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For some reason, even though i assigned an internal IP to the f0/0 i can't ping.

the router is connected of course. Show Run Below

no service password-encryption


hostname Bagira


enable secret 5 - ************************************

enable password - **********************************

ip subnet-zero

no ip routing







interface FastEthernet0/0

ip address

no ip route-cache

speed auto



interface Serial0/0

no ip address

no ip route-cache



ip classless

no ip http server

ip pim bidir-enable



line con 0

line aux 0

line vty 0 4

password cisco2



no scheduler allocate


hi ran,

you've got some missing command lines for SDM to work. try following Johnnatan's advice or use this URL:

conf t

username privilege 15 secret 0

ip http server

ip http authentication local

make sure your PC and the 2600 FE0/0 are on the same subnet. do a ping to verify network connectivity.

I failed with two things.

1. Setup a level 15 username and address

Bagira#conf t

Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

Bagira(config)#username admin privilege 15 secret 0 password


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

2. setup an http secure server (http is running)

Bagira#conf t

Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

Bagira(config)#ip http secure-server


% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

I can ping the router, the cable was diconnected

any idea ?

hmm, that's kinda weird. i've simulated this on a 2621 but didn't replicate the error.

R1(config)#username admin privilege 15 secret 0 password ?


R1(config)#do sh ver | i IOS

Cisco IOS Software, C2600 Software (C2600-ADVSECURITYK9-M), Version 12.4(1a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)

could you type 'user' and then hit the tab key?

Yes, Tab works for both user and privilege but doesn't work for secret

should i upgrade the IOS ?

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) C2600 Software (C2600-I-M), Version 12.2(5d), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2002 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Sat 02-Feb-02 03:36 by kellythw

Image text-base: 0x80008088, data-base: 0x80989870

Bagira uptime is 1 hour, 29 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "flash:c2600-i-mz.122-5d.bin"

cisco 2620 (MPC860) processor (revision 0x00) with 24576K/8192K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID JAD06160F6N (345273346)

M860 processor: part number 0, mask 49

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

1 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

1 Serial network interface(s)

32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2142

probably because your IOS is kinda old.

try using the 'password' keyword instead.

Is there an upgrade for it ?

password did work, the issue know is with telnet and ssh

both are diabled at the moment.

the 2600 platform has already reached its end of support, so you're out of luck doing an upgrade.

were you able to successfully run SDM? if you did, you could actually start using SDM GUI to configure telnet and SSH.

please rate helpful posts. thanks!

No i was unable to get SDM to run

it is asking for SSH and Telnet user name and password, and it is not the same as the user 15 i assigned.

so sdm didn't let me get in.

did you typed the basic command lines to run SDM? you can just uncheck the box which says the device has HTTPS enabled blah..and click the launch button.

could you post the latest show run output?

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