I know I have to purchase a security plus license to get gigabit speed on the asa-5510. The problem is the system is fully configured and online and the ports I want to upgrade are not e0/0 & e0/1. Is there any reason to limit which ports can be upgraded to specific ports instead of allowing me to choose which 2 ports I want to make gigabit? The "sh int" command for each port shows an identical physical interface hardware type (i82546GB rev03).
Joe, you have a great point . As far as I know e0 and e1 are the only interfaces capable of being gigabit, at least until now with 8.2.x code sec plus lic, .. Im sure it is not a hardware limitation that the remaining interfaces cannot do gig , my wild guess is more of a marketing reason to make you buy the four port gigabit module that you can house on the unit.... or perhaps in in future codes cisco decides to enable the remaining interfaces to gigs .
I ran into a similar requirements and was forced to re-arange the physical interfaces and logical to use e2 as outside e3 as inside in order to gain access to the gig interfaces .
My suggestion is to look head in the design and the firewall capabilities to plan accordingly on how to utilized the interfaces before they even get deployed or migrated from PIXs.