Upgraded ASA 5520 memory for 8.3(1), now ASA reports high memory utilization

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Jul 19th, 2010

I upgraded our 5520 to 8.3(1) last week and also upgraded the memory. If I do a "show memory" on the ASA, it reports the following:

lsfw01# sho memory
Free memory:      2313296496 bytes (108%)
Used memory:      4129154448 bytes (192%)
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Total memory:     2147483648 bytes (100%)
lsfw01#

ASDM 6.3(1) also reports the same thing.  I used Cisco memory for this upgrade.  What would cause this?

Thanks

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by Nagaraja Thanthry about 6 years 4 months ago

Hello,

You might be hitting a software defect CSCth13899. You need to remove the

original memory from the chassis before installing the new memory.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

NT

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Nagaraja Thanthry Mon, 07/19/2010 - 15:11

Hello,

You might be hitting a software defect CSCth13899. You need to remove the

original memory from the chassis before installing the new memory.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

NT

troymaki Tue, 07/20/2010 - 06:28

That's exactly it.  I removed the old memory out of the first 5520 but did not do it on this one.

Thanks for the bug id's.

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