Last week I purchased a brand new ASA 5510 with AIP-SSM (ASA5510-AIP10-K9). It came in with ASA version 7.2(2) and IPS version 5.1(1)S205.0.
I cannot monitor the IPS from within ASDM because IPS 6.0.1 or higher is required. My questions:
1. Why was the new unit shipped with IPS 5.1? Shouldn't I got IPS 6.0.1 in the first place?
2. Do I need a support contract to be able to upgrade to IPS 6.0.1? I want to update the signatures too. What contract would I need?
3. What is the best approach to remotely monitor the AIP-SSM with IPS 5.1 on it? Better upgrade to 6.0.1, right?
Hope someone can shed some light.