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Cisco ASA 5540 upgrade

Hi everyone,

I have 3 ASA 5540 with this IOS:

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 8.0(5)

Device Manager Version 6.3(5)

System image file is "disk0:/asa805-k8.bin"

Hardware:   ASA5540, 2048 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 4 2000 MHz

Internal ATA Compact Flash, 256MB

I want to upgrade to the latest version progressively, IOS and ASDM.

What would be your advise as the proper steps?

Thank you!

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Re: Cisco ASA 5540 upgrade

Got it. I upgraded from 8.2 --> 8.4 -> 9.1.2 with no issues. But from 8.0, check the below thread. This might help...

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2222310

hth

MS

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Cisco ASA 5540 upgrade

Hi,

If these units are stand alone units (not in failover mode), then you can directly upgrade to 9.1.2 and then to 9.1.3 (if I remember correct, this is latest IOS).

In general, you can directly go to latest IOS for stand alone units (this case  9.1.3) but I read in one of the other posting that there is a bug that might cause an issue.

If the units are in failover mode, then you may need to go with 8.2 --> 8.3-->9.x

Please not that there are NAT statement syntax changes from 8.3 on. Please read the documentation. Based on the o/p posted, ASA got enough memory for 8.3 and up (2Meg).

hth

MS

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Re: Cisco ASA 5540 upgrade

Yup, I heard about this NAT statements changes and that's why I was asking what the best steps would be. I don't think I can go straight to the latest, even if not a failover couple...

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Re: Cisco ASA 5540 upgrade

Got it. I upgraded from 8.2 --> 8.4 -> 9.1.2 with no issues. But from 8.0, check the below thread. This might help...

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2222310

hth

MS

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