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ASA Hardware Upgrade

We currently have a set of ASA5520's in resilient failover mode and wish to upgrade them to 5550's. The problem is we would like to have no downtime of the Firewalls.

I have an idea of replacing the the Standby first with a 5550 and bringing on line with the Primary 5520. Then failing over to make the 5550 Primary and the 5520 Secondary. Then upgrade the Secondary 5520 to a 5550. Leaving us with a succesfull upgrade to ASA5550's and no down time.

Has any one done this or can see an issue with this type of upgrade path.

Many thanks

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Re: ASA Hardware Upgrade

The hardware (model) has to be identical in order for failover to work.

I suggest that you schedule some down time and get this done.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa80/configuration/guide/failover.html#wp1155967

-KS

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Re: ASA Hardware Upgrade

Rats !

Thanks

New Member

Re: ASA Hardware Upgrade

Just had a thought, even if the 5520 is accept, for model differenences, identical.

That is we have a 4GE-SSM in the 5520.

Thanks

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