ASA 5505 License Issue

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Feb 4th, 2010

Hi Guys,

We have an ASA5505 connected via Site-to-Site VPN, problem is the tunnel is disconnected at random time (intermittent), we have check the privacy settings (edes-sha1.. etc) for both sides and all are Ok.

Except for the logs that showed up in ASA and I think this might be the problem.

LAN -- Cisco ASA550 <-- internet --> Cisco ASA5505 -- LAN (Switch with 24 hosts) *here where the logs showed up

4|Feb 03 2010 20:44:49|450001: Deny traffic for protocol 1 src outside: dst inside:, licensed host limit of 10 exceeded.

ASA5505# sh activation-key

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 8.0(4)
Device Manager Version 6.1(5)51

Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces  : 8        
VLANs                        : 3, DMZ Restricted
Inside Hosts                 : 10       
Failover                     : Disabled
VPN-DES                      : Enabled  
VPN-3DES-AES                 : Enabled  
VPN Peers                    : 10       
WebVPN Peers                 : 2        
Dual ISPs                    : Disabled 
VLAN Trunk Ports             : 0        
AnyConnect for Mobile        : Disabled 
AnyConnect for Linksys phone : Disabled 
Advanced Endpoint Assessment : Disabled 
UC Proxy Sessions            : 2       

This platform has a Base license.

The flash activation key is the SAME as the running key.

Do we have any solution for that? Thanks in advance and more power!



I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Farrukh Haroon about 6 years 8 months ago

You have an ASA 5505 Box that is restricted to 10 internal users. If you need more than 10 internal users, you either need to upgrade

to the 50 user or unlimited user license.

Have a look at this link:



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