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TAC Security Podcast Episode #9 - Multiple context mode on the ASA and FWSM platforms


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Episode Name: Episode #9 - Multiple context mode on the ASA and FWSM platforms

Contributors: Jay Johnston, Blayne Dreier, David White Jr., Magnus Mortensen

Posting Date: March 9, 2010

Description: This episode features conversation about the multiple context mode available with the Firewall Services Module (FWSM) and Advanced Security Appliance (ASA) platforms. The pros and cons of multiple context mode are discussed, along with some common deployment scenarios, best practice design considerations, and issues faced by customers who contact the TAC.



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About the Cisco TAC Security Podcast


The Cisco TAC Security Podcast Series is created by Cisco TAC engineers. Each episode provides an in-depth technical discussion of Cisco product security features, with emphasis on troubleshooting.


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These podcasts are GREAT!!  It's especially nice to see coverage of topics normally considered "advanced".  Normally these topcis/features get glossed over, or just avoided all-together.  This will probably help introduce these topics to less experienced admins, in an easy-to-understand way.

Keep up the great work!


Please note that the link for the FWSM Configuration Guide is incorrect (points to the ASA doc).  This is the correct location: FWSM 4.1 Configuration Guide section on multiple context mode.

Also, there are configuration examples for multiple context mode available in both the ASA and FWSM documentation areas.  They are here:

ASA/PIX Multiple Context Configuration Example

FWSM Multiple Context Configuration Example

Keep up the great work, guys!

Jay Johnston
Cisco Employee


     I've updated the info above with the corrections, and added the configuration examples.



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