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FWSM activation key question

Hi all

I have 6500 switch with FWSM and it is working fine. i noted that when issuing "show version" command on the fwsm , its activation key appears as following :

Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

i tried to check that in another firewall module for another customer and found the same activation key.

is that a normal activation key or not ????

waiting your replies 

regards

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Re: FWSM activation key question

moahmed1981 wrote:

Hi all

I have 6500 switch with FWSM and it is working fine. i noted that when issuing "show version" command on the fwsm , its activation key appears as following :

Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

i tried to check that in another firewall module for another customer and found the same activation key.

is that a normal activation key or not ????

waiting your replies 

regards

If the FWSM is running the base license ie. 3 contexts ( 1 admin + 2 user contexts) then that is fine and it is nothing to worry about.

If you wanted to upgrade the FWSM to run a greater number of contexts you would then get an activation key when you purchased the new context license and this would show when you ran a "sh version".

But as i say, nothing to worry about.

Jon

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Re: FWSM activation key question

I have not touched the FWSM since May 2007 but from what I remembered, "Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000"  will allow you to have only 64k of ACL, whereas if you have a real activation key, you can increase the ACL from 64k to 128k.

Re: FWSM activation key question

Hi,

It just a default license comes with cisco 6500 with FWSM module with having 1 admin context and 2 context and following will be default with this activation key.

Maximum Interfaces          : 256
Inside Hosts                : Unlimited
Failover                    : Active/Active
VPN-DES                     : Enabled
VPN-3DES-AES                : Enabled
Cut-through Proxy           : Enabled
Guards                      : Enabled
URL Filtering               : Enabled
Security Contexts           : 2
GTP/GPRS                    : Disabled
BGP Stub                    : Disabled
Service Acceleration        : Disabled
VPN Peers                   : Unlimited

It is normal and FWSM will work perfectly fine without any problem.

Hope that Helps out your query !!

Regards

Ganesh.H

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