Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration – Cisco routers have Cisco’s SDM software to manage with a web-based application. You can install this SDM Express software on the computer and the router. SDM Express is mainly for basic configurations.
Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Before moving on to the steps of Cisco SDM Express basic configuration, we have already done the Cisco SDM Express installation. We did this with a small topology using GNS3 and VMware Workstation programs. You can find Cisco router SDM Express installation here.

Also, if you want to install the full package version of SDM software, you can reach from the topic called How to Install Cisco Security Device Manager (SDM)?.

We can move on the steps of Cisco SDM Express basic configuration. These operations are the most basic operations for Cisco routers. This software, which enables Cisco routers to manage on a web-based basis, targets users who do not have command information.

Perform the SDM Express installation first for the Cisco SDM Express basic configuration process. Once you have created the topology, you can proceed to the following steps.

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Router Name Change with Cisco SDM Express

We can easily name the Cisco Router with the CLI command. However, since it covers the use of SDM Express, first run SDM Express via a web browser.

Then, click on Basic Configuration.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

To change the Cisco router name, you can give it the name you want from the following section.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

After you write the Cisco router name, click the Apply Changes button to save the changes you made.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Cisco routers are notified of commands that are implemented with SDM Express. Click the OK button to close the window.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

How do Cisco Routers work? How does POST work on Cisco Routers? You can read the topic called “CiscoRouter Boot Process Steps” for answers to the questions.

DHCP Server Configuration with Cisco SDM Express

DHCP server configuration with Cisco SDM Express is also easy with CLI commands. In the Cisco SDM Express interface, select DHCP from the settings that appear in the left pane. Then, the settings related to DHCP will open in the right part.

To enable DHCP Server, enable the option you see in the following image.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Then enter the IP address range you want to distribute over the LAN. Below I set the range 192.168.8.50 – 192.168.8.60 as an example.

You can enter the IP address you want to configure as your DNS server. Here I am entering the FastEthernet0 / 0 IP address 192.168.8.1 as the primary DNS address.

After you apply DHCP Server configuration tasks with Cisco Express, save the settings.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Changes to the Cisco router are implemented.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

After configuring DHCP Server with Cisco SDM Express, check the IP address on the VMware Workstation virtual machine. Ip address entered manually.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Automatically set IP and DNS addresses.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

As soon as the OK button is pressed, the VMware Workstation virtual machine will receive the IP address and DNS information through the Cisco Router. As you can see in the image below, the settings have been successfully received.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

For what purpose are routers used? For the answer, we suggest you read the topic called “What is Cisco Routers and Switches?“.

Router Security with Cisco SDM Express

With Cisco SDM Express, Router security can adjust in a few steps. Once you click on Security in the Cisco router SDM Express interface, options will appear in the right pane.

There are 3 options available. We propose your election here in the 3 rd place. And then save the settings.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

Cisco router commands are implemented.

Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration

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  Final Word

We have completed the topic called “Cisco SDM Express Basic Configuration”. These settings made with Cisco SDM Express are for users who do not have full command information. You can install and test the Cisco SDM Full Package version on your computer or on the Cisco Router so you can make advanced settings such as VLANs and VPNs.

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