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ASA5555-FPWR-K9 vs ASA5555-K9

Hello together,

can someone explain, what is the effective difference between the following models in hardware and licensing?

ASA5555-K9 - ASA 5555-X with SW, 8GE Data, 1GE Mgmt, AC, 3DES/AES

ASA5555-FPWR-K9 - ASA 5555-X with FirePOWER Services, 8GE data, AC, 3DES/AES, 2 SSD

The description says it's with "FirePOWER Services" but as far as I understand it right, I have to book the services I need separately anyways.


Furthermore, does the unit come with at least 1 SSD per default or need it to be ordered separately in any case?

Thank you!

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Re: ASA5555-FPWR-K9 vs ASA5555-K9

The first one does not include SSDs that are necessary for a working Firepower service module. On the ASA 5555-X that's two each SSDs in a RAID configuration.

 

The ASA5555-FPWR-BUN does include the SSDs and the Cisco ordering tool (CCW) will prompt the person making the order to select Firepower subscriptions (IPS, URL and/or AMP) to fully license the features of the module.

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Hall of Fame Master

Re: ASA5555-FPWR-K9 vs ASA5555-K9

The first one does not include SSDs that are necessary for a working Firepower service module. On the ASA 5555-X that's two each SSDs in a RAID configuration.

 

The ASA5555-FPWR-BUN does include the SSDs and the Cisco ordering tool (CCW) will prompt the person making the order to select Firepower subscriptions (IPS, URL and/or AMP) to fully license the features of the module.

Beginner

Re: ASA5555-FPWR-K9 vs ASA5555-K9

Hello Marvin,

thank you for your answer!

ASA5555-FPWR-BUN includes the SSDs but what is with the base PN "ASA5555-FPWR-K9" does it also include the SSD's by default?


Is it technically possible to use an "original" Firepower ASA with an upgraded version as HA pair?


Thank you!

Hall of Fame Master

Re: ASA5555-FPWR-K9 vs ASA5555-K9

The ASA5555-FPWR-K9 does include the SSDs. It just doesn't require adding Firepower licenses to validate/complete the order.

 

You can create an HA pair between SSD and non-SSD appliances but you will have to uninstall the sfr (firepower) module on the one that has that.

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/asa98/configuration/general/asa-98-general-config/ha-failover.html#ID-2107-0000001c