In 2008 & 2009 I deployed around 2 dozen ASA5505's to small organizations. I love the new ASA's so much that I even purchased one for my own home.
With that said I still have a hard time undersatnding why Cisco decided 2.5 VLANs was the limit. In my experience it is barely enough and requires creative configuring to really meet the needs of even the smallest of enviornments. Even in my own home I have a hard time with the VLAN limitation.
VLAN 1 - LAN
VLAN 2 - WAN
nearly ever environment needs a 3rd VLAN. Either for VOIP, WLAN, or DMZ.
I have 3 questions.
1) What needs to happen to get this changed so that ASA5505 have 3-6 VLANS as their new non-trunked max.
2) What does everyone else think about this limitation?
3) Is there an upgrade license available that I am not aware of for the 5505 that increases the VLAN max on the 5505?