ASA Registration Key Load Command

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Jun 6th, 2006
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Hello,


I just got a new registration key from Cisco by using my Serial Number (we had some problems with the memory getting erased) I was just wondering if anyone knew the exact command to load the new key onto my ASA 5520??


Thanks,

Chris

Correct Answer by 0r8it about 11 years 2 months ago

Chris, here's a cut and paste from the site:


Entering a New Activation Key

To enter the activation key, enter the following command:


hostname(config)# activation-key key



The key is a four or five-element hexadecimal string with one space between each element. For example, a key in the correct form might look like the following key:


0xe02888da 0x4ba7bed6 0xf1c123ae 0xffd8624e


The leading 0x specifier is optional; all values are assumed to be hexadecimal.


If you are already in multiple context mode, enter this command in the system execution space.


Before entering the activation key, ensure that the image in Flash memory and the running image are the same. You can do this by rebooting the security appliance before entering the new activation key.


OTY-


Gary



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chrisbicm Tue, 06/06/2006 - 22:11
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that link actually didnt work for me.... just wondering if its like this


activation-key 0xe348djak-0x38duf9e-0x3948fds-0x39dffs9

(made up numbers)


Thanks,

Chris

chrisbicm Wed, 06/07/2006 - 04:11
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I was just wondering if someone had a link to the actuall syntax of the command... the above link didnt work for me because I dont have access, Id just like to make sure I enter the command correctly.


Thanks in advance,

Chris

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0r8it Wed, 06/07/2006 - 04:22
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Chris, here's a cut and paste from the site:


Entering a New Activation Key

To enter the activation key, enter the following command:


hostname(config)# activation-key key



The key is a four or five-element hexadecimal string with one space between each element. For example, a key in the correct form might look like the following key:


0xe02888da 0x4ba7bed6 0xf1c123ae 0xffd8624e


The leading 0x specifier is optional; all values are assumed to be hexadecimal.


If you are already in multiple context mode, enter this command in the system execution space.


Before entering the activation key, ensure that the image in Flash memory and the running image are the same. You can do this by rebooting the security appliance before entering the new activation key.


OTY-


Gary



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