ASA 5585-X part numbers & licensing?

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Sep 29th, 2011
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I am struggling trying to decypher the part numbers for the ASA 5585-X.

I have never installed one of these so don't physically know how it all bolts together (other than the hardware guide on CCO).  As far as I can tell its a 2-slot chassis and in slot 0 you have your SSP module (SSP-10, SSP-40 or SSP-60).  In slot 1 you can have another SSP of the same type or an IPS-SSP of the same type - i.e. SSP-40 in slot 1 and either another SSP40 or an IPS-SSP-40.  What I don't understand is the part numbers:

ASA5585-S40P40-K9 is desribed as 'Cisco ASA 5585-X IPS Edition SSP-40 IPS SSP-40 bundle includes firewall services, 6 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 2 Gigabit Ethernet management interfaces,10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 2 Premium VPN peers, dual AC power, 3DES/AES license'

Surely this has both an SSP-40 and an IPS-SSP-40 so should have 12 * 10/100/1000 interfaces and 8 * 10GB SFP+ slots?

ASA5585-S40P40SK9 is described as 'Cisco ASA 5585-X Integrated Edition SSP-40 IPS SSP-40 Bundle with firewall services, IPS services, 10,000 IPsec VPN peers, 10,000 Premium VPN peers, 12 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 8 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ interfaces, 4 management interfaces, 3DES/AES license'

Is this physically the same hardware with a different license enabling all the ports or am I missing something?



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Fawadnoorkhan_2 Fri, 09/30/2011 - 11:02
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in Slot1, you can only have an IPS module. In slot 0 you can only have Firewall module.... Both the firewall and IPS modules must be matching like SSP40 should have ips-ssp-40.... but you cannot have two SSP40 in slot0 and slot1.

This is from experience and several discussions with Cisco SEs.

andrew.butterworth Mon, 10/03/2011 - 02:04
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Hi and thanks for the response.  Unfortunately this doesn't answer my question.

I need to know what part numbers I need to specify to get me 12 * Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and at least 2 * 10GB interfaces.

I am sure this is a simple request and there is a fundamental piece of information I am missing here?


Fawadnoorkhan_2 Mon, 10/03/2011 - 07:06
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you need at least SSP-10 and IPS SSP-10 to to thave kind of functionality. This will give you 16 *Gig and 4* tenG interfaces. I think  ASA5585-S10X-K9 and ASA5585-S10P10XK9 would do the trick for you. Dont bet on this information, you may want to check with your Csico Accoutn rep or SE for confirmation.

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