cisco asa 5500 vpn sessions

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May 18th, 2010

Hi there


it may sound like a trivial question, but does anybody know what exactly means
"Maximum site-to-site and remote access VPN sessions"


lets take ASA 5505
it is stated, that it supports up to 10 sessions


does it mean that i can interconnect 10 of these devices together over VPN with some count of PC's behind each of them


or maybe it means, that only 10 PC's can communicate over VPN *simultaneously*, even if i have 10 ASA's interconnected together like in previous example


thank you for advice
Andrew

Correct Answer by Ganesh Hariharan about 6 years 9 months ago

Thank you for reply


but what is session in the case of site-to-site vpn?

Is this a session between computers connected over vpn,

or may be, this is a session between firewall/vpn devices?


As Rick said session means for site to site between the devices at each location for remote to site pc to vpn concentrator.


Hope to Help !!


Ganesh.H


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Correct Answer by Richard Burts about 6 years 9 months ago

For site to site VPN a session is a connection between 2 firewall/VPN devices.

For remote access VPN a session is a PC with VPN session to the ASA.


HTH


Rick

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Ganesh Hariharan Tue, 05/18/2010 - 23:15

Hi there


it may sound like a trivial question, but does anybody know what exactly means
"Maximum site-to-site and remote access VPN sessions"


lets take ASA 5505
it is stated, that it supports up to 10 sessions


does it mean that i can interconnect 10 of these devices together over VPN with some count of PC's behind each of them


or maybe it means, that only 10 PC's can communicate over VPN *simultaneously*, even if i have 10 ASA's interconnected together like in previous example


thank you for advice
Andrew

Hi Andrew,


As per the link i think 10 concurrent session for site to site with 25 remote to site with security plus license.


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html


Hope to help !!


Ganesh.H

Asthaonard Wed, 05/19/2010 - 05:13

Thank you for reply


but what is session in the case of site-to-site vpn?

Is this a session between computers connected over vpn,

or may be, this is a session between firewall/vpn devices?

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Richard Burts Wed, 05/19/2010 - 12:48

For site to site VPN a session is a connection between 2 firewall/VPN devices.

For remote access VPN a session is a PC with VPN session to the ASA.


HTH


Rick

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Ganesh Hariharan Thu, 05/20/2010 - 01:08

Thank you for reply


but what is session in the case of site-to-site vpn?

Is this a session between computers connected over vpn,

or may be, this is a session between firewall/vpn devices?


As Rick said session means for site to site between the devices at each location for remote to site pc to vpn concentrator.


Hope to Help !!


Ganesh.H


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