ASA upgrade and activation key

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Oct 18th, 2007


I have 7.0 version on ASA 5520 with UR license. I want to upgrade it to 7.2.2. Do I have to manually enter activation key after upgrade? If i have to do that, what is a procedure: show activation-key before upgrade, and afrer upgrade activation-key command?


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mherald Sat, 10/20/2007 - 19:02

You are not required to upgrade the activiation key as well, that will be upgraded with the unit. The activation keys are tied to the serial number of the box, they activiation keys will only work on that specific unit. If you have to recover the OS of the box for some reason, you would have to re-enter the information, but not for an upgrade. However, during any upgrade, having the information with you, always is a good idea.

Additionally when ordering upgrades for various features addtiional user licenses are very different from initial users, be clear when requesting that. Say for example you want an additional 50 SSL users, it is different than a 50 user SSL key/code.

Any reason you are not upgrading to 8.0(2)?


binelipetrov Sun, 10/21/2007 - 22:19

Well, customer are changing ASA with a new one, and I have no time to chack is there any compatibility issues between 7.2.2 and 8.0 it is easier just to tftp configuration file to new ASA. Upgrading to 8.0 is next step


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