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ASA 5510 5520 VPN-3DES-AES licence

Hi All,

My current situation is that I am doing a project at university that will be using 3 Cisco ASAs. I have been given two ASA5510s and one ASA5520. They were given to me with version 7.0 images on them with ASDM 5.0, this i was having issues with ASDM on windows 7 so i decided to upgrade to a newer version. (i worked in industry last year and still had copies of the images). i installed asa822-k8.bin and ASDM 625-53.bin and after the install had no HTTPS access to the devices. After a little digging i found that somehow during the upgrade, the VPN-3DES-AES feature had been disabled.

After a little more digging i found a link that said the licence was free, the steps through this required a PAK code and that and that’s where i got stuck. Unfortunately the university does not have the PAK codes for the devices. Is there any trial licence available for VPN-3DES-AES? Or any other way to get the licences?



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ASA 5510 5520 VPN-3DES-AES licence

Ummm, just becasue you have an image doesn't entitle you to install it on any hardware you come across.

Sorry but if you don't have a support contract on the ASA 5510 and 5520s you're using, I believe you're violating the license agreement (which you agreed to when you initially downloaded the image) by installing the image on them. Version 7.0 is old (ca. 2007-2008) and Cisco doesn't provide free / trial upgrades for ASA system software. A support contract is the legitimate way to keep your software current.