Cisco PIX-515e and a PIX-4FE

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Jun 23rd, 2010
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Hi All,

I'm relativly new to the world of cisco so my appologies in advance if my question is lame, or in the wrong place.

Question is this.. About to purchase a PIX-515E with a limited license to serve as the primary Firewall/NAT device for an upcomming project.  However, the PIX only has 2 physical interfaces, and a license for 3 physical interfaces.  If I purchase a PIX-4FE(4port 10/100), will I only be able to use one of the ports?   If this is the case can you please advise as to what kind of license I need to be able to utilized all 6(2+4) interfaces.



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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 06/24/2010 - 11:44
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reference this link for licenses types in table-3,   your asumption is correct,   if your firewall  holds a R (Restricted license ) you will only be able to use one more interface of the 4 port PIX-4FE card you want to install in PIX.    If  your firewall currently have the R license this license seen by output of "show version " the  Part number is PIX-515E-R-DMZ-BUN,  in order for you  to fully use the remaining 3 ports   you will need a UR  license  part number  PIX-515E-UR-FE-BUN

For future reference this thread could have been placed under firewalling -  main Cisco Support community   under Securty/Firewalling



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