Should Security Plus license change inside hosts number to unlimited

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Dec 21st, 2009

for a cisco asa 5505?    I have the security plus license, which I thought upgraded the "inside" hosts limit from 10 to unlimited, is this correct?

I have this problem too.
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Kureli Sankar Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:42

Most certainly.

Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces  : 8        
VLANs                        : 20, DMZ Unrestricted
Inside Hosts                 : Unlimited ------------------------------------> This is what you are looking for.
Failover                     : Active/Standby
VPN-DES                      : Enabled  
VPN-3DES-AES                 : Enabled  
SSL VPN Peers                : 25       
Total VPN Peers              : 25       
Dual ISPs                    : Enabled  
VLAN Trunk Ports             : 8        
Shared License               : Disabled
AnyConnect for Mobile        : Disabled 
AnyConnect for Linksys phone : Disabled 
AnyConnect Essentials        : Disabled 
Advanced Endpoint Assessment : Enabled  
UC Phone Proxy Sessions      : 2        
Total UC Proxy Sessions      : 2        
Botnet Traffic Filter        : Disabled

This platform has an ASA 5505 Security Plus license.

-Kureli Mon, 12/21/2009 - 09:53

mine says that the "inside hosts" is still limited to 10 connections.    Should I contact cisco then to see why this is not working properly?

Kureli Sankar Mon, 12/21/2009 - 10:31

Does "sh ver" show the following in the output?

This platform has an ASA 5505 Security Plus license.

If so, yes you would have to call and open a case with licensing so, they can investigate this further. Otherwise the activation key that you added did not take. You may have to do it again.

-KS Mon, 12/21/2009 - 11:08

Do you have a link to contact information for Licensing?     I have searched and cannot find it.

kmccourt Mon, 12/21/2009 - 22:35

I'm afraid that it doesn't. You also have to buy a license to upgrade the number of users.

For example, to upgrade a base ASA5505 10 user license to unlimited user Security Plus you need to obtain both a Sec. Plus upgrade (ASA5505-SEC-PL=) and unlimited user upgrade (ASA5505-SW-10-UL).

If you look at the ASA5505 licensing matrix at Table 3.1 you will see that the Security Plus license has 10/50/unlimited concurrent user options.

Message was edited by: kmccourt Tue, 12/22/2009 - 08:46

What about the upgrade license ASA5505-SW-UL?   It says this is an unlimited user upgrade license.   Would this work as well?    Or do I have to find the one mentioned earlier?   Thank you!

kmccourt Tue, 12/22/2009 - 09:36

I don't know about that license - any time I have upgraded a base ASA 5505 from 10 to unlimited it has been with ASA5505-SW-10-UL.


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