Cisco released ASA Software Version 9.4(x) on March 2015. Thre are some new features from release note in the Cisco website. I am going to give it a try to add it into my testing environment using Vmware workstation or ESXi. Some old ASA versions have been tested in my previous posts:
Here are all related posts in this blog:

Download ASA v 9.4.1

Here are some download links we could find from Internet.
1. Cisco Software Download Site

2. from (Link has been removed)

Problems when importing into Vmware Workstation / ESXi

1. Using OVA file

But When tried to open in the workstation, there is error which says “Line 264: Unsupported element ‘Property’.

Tried again in ESXi 5.5, File -> Deploy OVF Template …

But it seems same error message when tried to open downloaded asav941.ova file.

The OVF package requires support for OVF Properties
Line 264: Unsupported element ‘Property’.

2. Using vmdk File

I thought I may use vmdk’s file to add them into workstation or ESXi. I did find a vmware package from with following files:

Unfortunately, it does not boot properly into configuration mode. Eventually it will dip into a reboot loop. Captured screenshots with my testing in Vmware workstation and ESXi show all steps below:

2.1. Opened in the Vmware Workstation

 2.2. Since my Vmware Workstation host does not support VT-x, it will not be able to power on.

2.3. Workstation Connect to ESXi

2.4. Upload workstation vm into ESXi. That was successful

2.5. ESXi vm’s configuraiton

 2.6. It got into a rebooting loop.

Cause and Solutions:

Please check my next post – “Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (2)“.

By Jon

10 thoughts on “Cisco ASAv 9.4.1 and ASDM 7.4.1 in Workstation / ESXi (1)”
  1. Hey man, I want to download it from Baidu cloud, but I found that a password that I need to input before I download it.Would you please share the one-time password for me?

    My QQ ID:69712037

  2. Hey Mate, thanks for such a nice post, I have the same issue where my ASAv is going to a rebooting loop, can you please advise , how to fix that ? Also not sure about licensing if there is any way to get a temp license ?


  3. Hope somebody can find a way to get a temp license for learning. Limited throughput is not convenient for us to test the application.

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