ASA 5510 Security Plus - ACTIVE/ACTIVE not enabled

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Apr 7th, 2008
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I just checked one of our new ASA 5510 for the license that is configured on it. It shows a Security plus license but for some reason it shows 0 security contexts available (the device is just out of the box and is not configured yet) and there is no way to issue the command "mode multiple" either.

Looking at the Cisco documention I've seen that Security plus enables contexts....

Did anybody come across the same issue?


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tahequivoice Fri, 04/18/2008 - 06:07
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I believe you need to activate the license before the features are enabled. You should have received a PAK with the ASA. Usually it is a white envelope with a single sheet of paper in it. Go to, enter the key there and you will receive a file via email that you upload to the ASA.

BTW ASA 5505 does not support contexts.


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