Licensing problem

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Dec 7th, 2009
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How to upgrade license from Base (10 users) to Security Plus on Cisco ASA 5505,

is it possible directly or I have to upgrade to 50 usres and then to Security Plus? It

sounds stupid but I found in GPL only price for upgrade from 50 users license to

Security Plus and from unlimited users license to Security Plus!

Thanks in advance!

Correct Answer by Joseph Signorelli about 7 years 7 months ago

I don't see why you would have to upgrade the number of users to get the extra features. The part number I posted is the secuiruty upgrade.

See if this helps. The data sheets weren't very helpful.

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Joseph Signorelli Mon, 12/07/2009 - 15:47
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You should be able to order ASA5505-SEC-PL=

ASA5505-SEC-PL is an option when ordering ASA5505-K8

vladimirtegeltija Mon, 12/07/2009 - 23:36
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Sorry, I still do not understand. I have already : ASA5505-BUN-K9, (ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, 10 Users, 8 ports, 3DES/AES)!

Is it possible tu upgrade to Security Plus directly or I have to upgrade first to 50 users or what else? If you have link, or something, it would help.

Thanks very much.

vladimirtegeltija Wed, 12/09/2009 - 00:24
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the problem looks to be solved, I got the answer from Cisco on Partner Help and you

were right, it can be done directly to Security Plus. Here is the answer from Cisco :

You can upgrade the ASA5505 to security plus directly, no matter the amount of users you are licensed for. Security Plus License enables:

- VLAN Trunking
- 20 security interfaces (up from 3)
- 25 VPN tunnels (up from 10)
- 25,000 concurrent connections (up from 10,000)
- Stateless Failover (up from no failover)

You can order this license in two different ways: electronic or paper. The electronic license is ordered via the eDelivery program, that is available only for
specific partners. For instructions on how to proceed, please refer to:

Please find attached a quote for the license, both electronic (L-ASA5505-SEC-PL=) and paper (ASA5505-SEC-PL=) versions. Pick whichever fits best for
your customer. Let me know if this fulfills your request or if you are looking for additional information.

Thank you for contacting the TSN!


Thank you for your help!


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