So, these were Cisco ASA-SM (Adaptive Security Appliance Service Modules) loaded into a 6500-E Series. After the device is configured for allowing the appropriate connections, I wanted to load up the ASDM to see the differences in how NAT translations were done (Bi-directional as opposed to Unidirectional).
Except that I couldn't get the ASDM to load. In fact, it wasn't even listening on tcp/443.
As it turns out, for the ASDM to load, you need some additional components. But first, for the uninitiated, how do we set up the ASDM?
You'll find a million posts from Cisco or Blogposts from other users showing you how this is done, so, this should be review. For a brief post on how to configure the ASDM, read here.
Since this is an ASA-SM, out of the box we can session into the blade and configure it from there. You could use telnet or SSH, but since I'm in the process of still building it, I haven't gotten that far yet.
YourRouter#session slot 6 processor 1