This is the situation I got to firewalls with failover and I need to upgrade the license so I can get more context (right now I have 5 context and I need 10) so I was looking at the procedure and I'm not sure If I need to restart the device or not. I was looking at this procedure:
Use the following procedure using ASDM if your new license does not require you to reload. This procedure ensures that there is no downtime.
But then I checked on the cisco web page that there are some license that need to reload I see this:
Downgrading any license (for example, going from 10 contexts to 2 contexts).
Note If a temporary license expires, and the permanent license is a downgrade, then you do not need to immediately reload the security appliance; the next time you reload, the permanent license is restored.
So I just want to know if I'm UPGRADING from 5 to 10 context the reload applies to my situation or not?
No reload is required when you are upgrading from 5 to 10 security context license.
Reload is only required on the following feature:
Hope this helps.
i'm about to activate a security context key on a 5525-X.
do i need to 'reload' when upgrading from default (2) to 10 context?
is there a rule of thumb when and when not to reload when installing ASA licenses?
No reload is required to upgrade from 2 to 10 context.
Here is the steps for your reference: