How to check licensing in a PIX 515

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Dec 11th, 2008
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Hi all,

I was looking to install failover on my exisitng PIX 515 and wanted to check the licensing I have in place for these PIX's. Where and/or how would I check that?


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ece344609_2 Thu, 12/11/2008 - 07:23
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Also can anyone tell me the failover options for a PIX 515e as opposed to a 515.

francisco_1 Thu, 12/11/2008 - 08:19
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use the sh version under CLI. PIX515 should have unrestricted license for the failover.

Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces : 3

Maximum VLANs : 10

Inside Hosts : Unlimited

Failover : Disabled (This should be Enable)

VPN-DES : Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled

Cut-through Proxy : Enabled

Guards : Enabled

URL Filtering : Enabled

Security Contexts : 0

GTP/GPRS : Disabled

VPN Peers : Unlimited

see this

ajagadee Thu, 12/11/2008 - 08:18
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"Show Version" will show if Failover is enabled or not. For example:

pixfirewall# sh ver

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(5)

Compiled on Thu 04-Aug-05 21:40 by morlee

pixfirewall up 14 days 21 hours

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES: Enabled

Also, Below is the Pix and Failover URL which has some additional information and configuration guidelines.



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