It is recommend to upgrade the ASA image, then the ASDM image. The reason for this is because the ASDM depends on the version of ASA image you are running. For example, if you install ASA version 8.0, and are using ASDM 5.2(2), the ASA at re-boot will disable ASDM since the ASDM version loaded will not support the new commands and features on ASA version 8.0. (You will see ASDM disabled on the "show ver" output of the ASA CLI)
Also, you will need to tell the ASA to load the new version of ASDM using the "asdm image disk0:/" command, and reboot the ASA.
I have a ASA with asa702-k8.bin IOS on it and currently I dont see ASDM image on it.
ASA# sh flash
-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path
8 9824 Feb 13 2007 10:50:42 startup-config
9 5474304 Feb 27 2007 17:46:24 asa706-k8.bin
10 5124096 Feb 27 2007 19:53:26 asa702-k8.bin
52232192 bytes available (10649600 bytes used)
ASA# sh boot
BOOT variable = disk0:/asa702-k8.bin
Current BOOT variable = disk0:/asa702-k8.bin
CONFIG_FILE variable =
Current CONFIG_FILE variable =
I am planning to install ASDM asdm505.bin on the current version of ASA 7.0(2). After I upload the ASDM image, do I have to reboot the ASA for the ASDM to work? I have this command "asdm image disk0:/asdm-502.bin" in my current config (probably from previous setup). And do I have to any other steps for ADSM running? Please advise
Hi, I read about problems on the upgrade to version 7.0 to 7.2 before you install 7.1, I have a ASA 5510 with IOS version 7.0 and I want to pass it to version 184.108.40.206, my question is if this update will give any problem and if he gives it to do?
For performing code upgrades on ASA platforms, their is a train of major codes one MUST to follow. For eg:
If you need to go to version 8.2(x) from 7.0(x) then you 1st need to upgrade your firewall (Please upgrade your ASDM code accordingly) to 7.1(x), nad then NEXT to 7.2(x), NEXT you can go to 8.0(x), and then finally to 8.2(x). (Please note that 8.1(x) code is only for ASA 5580 platforms).
Here is a link whihc gives an example of upgrade procedure on ASA using CLI abd ASDM
Table of ContentsIntroductionVersion HistoryPossible Future
UpdatesDocuments PurposeNAT Operation in ASA 8.3+ SectionsRule Types
Network Object NATTwice NAT / Manual NATRule Types used per SectionNAT
Types used with Twice NAT / Manual NAT and Network Obje...
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NAT-T works. Background: ESP encrypts all critical information,
encapsulating the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header.
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