Memory ram

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Sep 15th, 2008
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Good Afternoon:


My ASA 5510 has consumed 189 MB of 200MB in memory RAM. This is normal or i have some problem?.


Thanks in advance.

Correct Answer by suschoud about 8 years 8 months ago

This is certainly very high.

If it's running 8.0 code,try disabling threat detection.See if it helps.



Issue :


sh run threat-detection



Add " no " in front of the results.



For example,




ASA-5510-8x(config)# sh run threat-detection

threat-detection basic-threat

threat-detection scanning-threat shun

threat-detection statistics host

threat-detection statistics access-list



Issue :



ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection basic-threat

ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection scanning-threat shun


ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection statistics host

ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection statistics access-list



This would reduce the memory usage.


If even after this,there is slow increase in memory usage,open up a TAC case for troubleshooting.


Please rate if helps.


Regards,

Sushil


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suschoud Mon, 09/15/2008 - 12:58
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This is certainly very high.

If it's running 8.0 code,try disabling threat detection.See if it helps.



Issue :


sh run threat-detection



Add " no " in front of the results.



For example,




ASA-5510-8x(config)# sh run threat-detection

threat-detection basic-threat

threat-detection scanning-threat shun

threat-detection statistics host

threat-detection statistics access-list



Issue :



ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection basic-threat

ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection scanning-threat shun


ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection statistics host

ASA-5510-8x(config)# no threat-detection statistics access-list



This would reduce the memory usage.


If even after this,there is slow increase in memory usage,open up a TAC case for troubleshooting.


Please rate if helps.


Regards,

Sushil


colonha27 Tue, 09/16/2008 - 09:35
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Good day Sushil:


Thank's for your answer.


I applied the command to disable the threat-detection, and the memory cosume reduced to 140 MB.


Another cuestion. Disabling this the ASA lose the monitoring to attacks??.


Thank's in advanced.


Hector

suschoud Tue, 09/16/2008 - 11:00
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Not at all,



It's a new feature in 8.x code.Even without this feature,firewall is secure enough....and it's very normal to disable it under low memory conditions.



Regards,

Sushil

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