To get ASA 8.4 running on GNS3:

1-Download and Install GNS3 from the below url:

2- Download the required files from the below address:


3- Configure GNS3 preferrences -> QEMU -> ASA with below settings

RAM: 1024 MiB
Number of NICs: 6
Qemu options: -m 1024 -icount auto -hdachs 980,16,32

Initrd: C:\ASA\asa842-initrd.gz
Kernel: C:\ASA\asa842-vmlinuz
Kernel cmd line: -append ide_generic.probe_mask=0x01 ide_core.chs=0.0:980,16,32 auto nousb console=ttyS0,9600 bigphysarea=65536

4- Activate the licenses using below codes:

activation-key 0x4a3ec071 0x0d86fbf6 0x7cb1bc48 0x8b48b8b0 0xf317c0b5

activation-key 0xb23bcf4a 0x1c713b4f 0x7d53bcbc 0xc4f8d09c 0x0e24c6b6

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