FWSM activation key question

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Jan 2nd, 2010
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Hi all


I have 6500 switch with FWSM and it is working fine. i noted that when issuing "show version" command on the fwsm , its activation key appears as following :


Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000


i tried to check that in another firewall module for another customer and found the same activation key.


is that a normal activation key or not ????


waiting your replies 


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Jon Marshall Sat, 01/02/2010 - 06:58
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moahmed1981 wrote:


Hi all


I have 6500 switch with FWSM and it is working fine. i noted that when issuing "show version" command on the fwsm , its activation key appears as following :


Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000


i tried to check that in another firewall module for another customer and found the same activation key.


is that a normal activation key or not ????


waiting your replies 


regards


If the FWSM is running the base license ie. 3 contexts ( 1 admin + 2 user contexts) then that is fine and it is nothing to worry about.


If you wanted to upgrade the FWSM to run a greater number of contexts you would then get an activation key when you purchased the new context license and this would show when you ran a "sh version".


But as i say, nothing to worry about.


Jon

cciesec2011 Sat, 01/02/2010 - 08:31
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I have not touched the FWSM since May 2007 but from what I remembered, "Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000"  will allow you to have only 64k of ACL, whereas if you have a real activation key, you can increase the ACL from 64k to 128k.

Ganesh Hariharan Sat, 01/02/2010 - 10:00
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Hi,


It just a default license comes with cisco 6500 with FWSM module with having 1 admin context and 2 context and following will be default with this activation key.


Maximum Interfaces          : 256
Inside Hosts                : Unlimited
Failover                    : Active/Active
VPN-DES                     : Enabled
VPN-3DES-AES                : Enabled
Cut-through Proxy           : Enabled
Guards                      : Enabled
URL Filtering               : Enabled
Security Contexts           : 2
GTP/GPRS                    : Disabled
BGP Stub                    : Disabled
Service Acceleration        : Disabled
VPN Peers                   : Unlimited


It is normal and FWSM will work perfectly fine without any problem.


Hope that Helps out your query !!


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Ganesh.H

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