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How to buy ftd ios for 5515-x




I bought a used 5515-X from a company and it was suppose to have FTD on the flash and not ASA.  See below


Result of the command: "sho ver"


Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 9.10(1)

Firepower Extensible Operating System Version 2.4(1.103)

Device Manager Version 7.1(5)100


Compiled on Wed 24-Oct-18 16:31 PDT by builders

System image file is "disk0:/asa9101-smp-k8.bin"

Config file at boot was "startup-config"


NGFW up 1 year 3 days


Hardware:   ASA5515, 8192 MB RAM, CPU Clarkdale 3059 MHz, 1 CPU (4 cores)

            ASA: 4096 MB RAM, 1 CPU (1 core)

Internal ATA Compact Flash, 8192MB

BIOS Flash MX25L6445E @ 0xffbb0000, 8192KB


Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA Crypto on-board accelerator (revision 0x1)

                             Boot microcode        : CNPx-MC-BOOT-2.00

                             SSL/IKE microcode     : CNPx-MC-SSL-SB-PLUS-0005

                             IPSec microcode       : CNPx-MC-IPSEC-MAIN-0026

                             Number of accelerators: 1

Baseboard Management Controller (revision 0x1) Firmware Version: 2.4



0: Int: Internal-Data0/0    : address is e4d3.f1d0.431e, irq 11

1: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/0  : address is e4d3.f1d0.4322, irq 10

2: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/1  : address is e4d3.f1d0.431f, irq 10

3: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/2  : address is e4d3.f1d0.4323, irq 5

4: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/3  : address is e4d3.f1d0.4320, irq 5

5: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/4  : address is e4d3.f1d0.4324, irq 10

6: Ext: GigabitEthernet0/5  : address is e4d3.f1d0.4321, irq 10

7: Int: Internal-Data0/1    : address is 0000.0001.0002, irq 0

8: Int: Internal-Control0/0 : address is 0000.0001.0001, irq 0

9: Int: Internal-Data0/2    : address is 0000.0001.0003, irq 0

10: Ext: Management0/0       : address is e4d3.f1d0.431e, irq 0

11: Int: Internal-Data0/3    : address is 0000.0100.0001, irq 0

12: Int: Internal-Data0/4    : address is 0000.0200.0001, irq 0


Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces       : Unlimited      perpetual

Maximum VLANs                     : 100            perpetual

Inside Hosts                      : Unlimited      perpetual

Failover                          : Active/Active  perpetual

Encryption-DES                    : Enabled        perpetual

Encryption-3DES-AES               : Enabled        perpetual

Security Contexts                 : 5              perpetual

Carrier                           : Enabled        perpetual

AnyConnect Premium Peers          : 250            perpetual

AnyConnect Essentials             : 250            perpetual

Other VPN Peers                   : 250            perpetual

Total VPN Peers                   : 250            perpetual

AnyConnect for Mobile             : Enabled        perpetual

AnyConnect for Cisco VPN Phone    : Enabled        perpetual

Advanced Endpoint Assessment      : Enabled        perpetual

Shared License                    : Disabled       perpetual

Total TLS Proxy Sessions          : 500            perpetual

Botnet Traffic Filter             : Enabled        perpetual

IPS Module                        : Enabled        perpetual

Cluster                           : Enabled        perpetual

Cluster Members                   : 4              perpetual


This platform has an ASA 5515 Security Plus license.


Serial Number: HIDDEN

Running Permanent Activation Key: HIDDEN

Configuration register is 0x1


Image type          : Release

Key version         : A


Configuration last modified by jcart at 17:08:54.902 UTC Thu Jul 8 2021


I have FMC installed on a VM but need to know how to buy the IOS.  I have contacted a cisco vendor but they have not been much help.




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Rob Ingram
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@Wan_Whisperer Unfortunately you'd need to go via a cisco partner or find another cisco partner that you can purchase the FTD license from. FYI, the 5515x only supports up to FTD 6.4.

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Rob Ingram
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@Wan_Whisperer Unfortunately you'd need to go via a cisco partner or find another cisco partner that you can purchase the FTD license from. FYI, the 5515x only supports up to FTD 6.4.

Marvin Rhoads
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ASA 5515-X is past end-of-sales so you can only buy a 1 year subscription/license for the IPS, Malware or URL Filtering features at this time (July 2021).

August 2022 is the final month for which any current subscriptions or support contracts remain in effect.

A new service contract (which would be required to have legal eligibility to download and install the FTD software image with a Base license) is no longer available.

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