We are running cisco vpn client with 2800 router, but we are facing some problems and need to use another vpn client as cisco vpn client is end of support.
Can we use anyconnect vpn client and is it compatible with our router, what changes need to be done, and what licensing required
Yes, you can configure SSL VPN services (including AnyConnect VPN client) on 2800 IOS Router. Please, see:
Table 6 lists the hardware and software requirements to install and use Cisco IOS SSL VPN.
Table 5. System Requirements
Cisco SR500, 870, 880, 890, 1800, 1900, 2800, 2900, 3800, 3900, 7200 Series and Cisco 7301 Routers
Cisco IOS Software Release
Cisco IOS 12.4(9)T or later recommended
Cisco IOS Software Feature Set
Advanced Security or higher
Note: SSL VPN is supported in IOS Software. For hardware acceleration of IOS SSL VPN, a VPN AIM is required. This is supported on the Cisco 1841, 2800, and 3800 Series Integrated Services Routers
According to the licenses, as far as I know, you don't have to order SSL VPN Licenses for cisco routers anymore. Cisco changed recently the licensing schema for Anyconnect. Now you need to change AnyConnect PLUS or Apex licenses for the proper amount of users, who will use AnyConnect services. Those licenses are not tied to the hardware platform anymore.
Please, see the actual ordering guide for AnyConnect licenses:
By the way, you can use the following configuration guide to configure SSL VPN on IOS Router:
Thanks Boris, this is for ssl vpn, I forgot to mention that we are using IPSec VPN
No problem: Cisco Anyconnect version 3.0 and above support SSL as well as IPSECv2 connection.
That means, you can use IPSec with IKEv2 for remote users, connecting with Anyconnect client.
Here is the configuration example:
But pay an attention, AnyConnect does not support IPsec IKEv1. So in any way, you'll have to reconfigure your router.