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Adding in a new expansion module in ASA 5512-X

Dear All,

Need some help on a question that i have in regard of adding in a new 6 GE module card in an ASA 5512-X. My company just recently bought an expansion module (ASA 5512-X/5515-X Interface Card 6-port 10/100/1000 RJ-45) and my role is to add this to our production firewall. When i insert the module into the firewall, do i need to restart the firewall for the system to detect the new GE module? I'm not sure whether this ASA can do something like a hot swapping. Many thanks in advance for the clarification.

Rgrds,

Zamir

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Adding in a new expansion module in ASA 5512-X

Hi,

You need to power down the ASA while doing this maintanance. You should not install the card while the ASA is power on. So you should schedule a maintanance break.

Here is link to the ASA Hardware Installation Guide that should also answer your questions and you give you step by step instructions if needed

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/hw/maintenance/5500xguide/asa_procs.html#wp1094087

I have not done this for the new ASAs but have installed the additional modules for the original ASA series which have been in production use.

Hope this helps

- Jouni

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Super Bronze

Adding in a new expansion module in ASA 5512-X

Hi,

You need to power down the ASA while doing this maintanance. You should not install the card while the ASA is power on. So you should schedule a maintanance break.

Here is link to the ASA Hardware Installation Guide that should also answer your questions and you give you step by step instructions if needed

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/hw/maintenance/5500xguide/asa_procs.html#wp1094087

I have not done this for the new ASAs but have installed the additional modules for the original ASA series which have been in production use.

Hope this helps

- Jouni

Adding in a new expansion module in ASA 5512-X

Dear Jouni,

Thanks for your advise and link. It helps to answer my question.

Rgrds,

Zamir

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