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Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

Hi Tech Mates, 

 

I am currently running Cisco 5525 on 9.2.(2)4 with asdm-771-151.bin. 

Cisco Anyconnect version is for windows:

anyconnect-win-2.5.2014

anyconnect-linux-2.5.2014

anyconnect-macosx-i386-2.5.2014

 

Any Cisco expert can guide if which version I should upgrade my ASA/ASDM/AConnect to?

 

Appreciate your recommendation. 

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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

As a general advice I would go for the newest interim-release of 9.8 with the newest ASDM available and also the newest AnyConnect. And include the ASA in your patch-management and be prepared to update the ASA once or twice a year.

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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

The ASA will accept the files and upgrade just fine. You don't have a legal entitlement to use them without Smartnet.

 

Same thing goes for the AnyConnect client.

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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

As a general advice I would go for the newest interim-release of 9.8 with the newest ASDM available and also the newest AnyConnect. And include the ASA in your patch-management and be prepared to update the ASA once or twice a year.

Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

Hi Karsten, 

 

I agree. Thanks for your reply. Is it safe to move from 9.2(2) 4 to 9.8.3 in one go. 

Is there any intermediate upgrade I need to perform? Same question applies for ASDM/Anyconnect. 

 

Regards, 

 

Shahzad

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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

9.2(x) can be directly upgraded to any later release (at least through the current 9.10(x)).

The same applies to ASDM and AnyConnect.

Note that ASA and ASDM upgrades require a current support contract (Smartnet) on your ASA(s).

AnyConnect upgrades similarly require an active term subscription for AnyConnect Plus or Apex license types (or a Support contract for the less common perpetual and VPN only licenses).

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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

Thanks Marvin,
Appreciate your response.

Do you mean without having ASA/ASDM on a smartnet ( SNTA ) will not allow me to upgrade?

Did not get this as I understand that Smartnet is for Licensing and activation.

The Anyconnect in my case is just the mobile/desktop client and not the anyconnect APP built in to the firewall.

Regards,

Shahzad
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Re: Latest- Stable Cisco ASA 5525 version inclduing ASDM and Cisco Anyconnect

The ASA will accept the files and upgrade just fine. You don't have a legal entitlement to use them without Smartnet.

 

Same thing goes for the AnyConnect client.