ASA 5510/5520 - Memory Upgrade

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Aug 20th, 2007
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Hi folks.

I've searched through the online docs, but can't find a definitive answer to the following question:


Can I upgrade the memory on a 5510 or 5520? I'm specifically referring to RAM, not to the flash/compact flash.


One of my ASA's is only at 9% CPU, but at 50% memory. I don't want/need to upgrade to the 5540, because really only RAM is the current rate limiting factor.



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rigoberto.cintr... Mon, 08/20/2007 - 11:19
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If you check in the ASA datasheet Cisco doesn't list any memory other than flash memory.

srue Mon, 08/20/2007 - 11:33
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the DRAM is not upgradeable in the 5510 , i'm not sure about the others. This way when a newer OS comes out down the road that requires even more RAM, you'll have to buy an entirely new device - unlike w/ the PIX ;)

atleast, imho....

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