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Help - ips


Hi experts... pls help me in setting up IPS in ASA 5525. We are running ASA in HA mode. ASA has inbuilt IPS module. When i login in ASDM i dont see IPS option in configuration. I need to setup IPS and insall license on it. Pls help me in this.


ASA# dir flash:

Directory of disk0:/

11     drwx  4096         13:59:26 Apr 26 2014  log
22     drwx  4096         21:00:19 Aug 13 2014  crypto_archive
23     drwx  4096         14:00:02 Apr 26 2014  coredumpinfo
113    -rwx  38191104     14:02:40 Apr 26 2014  asa912-smp-k8.bin
114    -rwx  18097844     14:06:42 Apr 26 2014  asdm-713.bin
115    drwx  4096         15:40:46 Jun 12 2014  tmp
128    -rwx  45854720     17:04:38 Oct 09 2014  IPS-SSP_5525-K9-sys-1.1-a-7.1-6-E4.aip
116    -rwx  12998641     14:11:48 Apr 26 2014  csd_3.5.2008-k9.pkg
117    drwx  4096         14:11:48 Apr 26 2014  sdesktop



ASA# sh module | i ips
 ips Unknown                                      N/A            
 ips Unknown                        No Image Present Not Applicable
 ips Unresponsive       Not Applicable
 ips IPS Module     Disabled        perpetual

Cisco Employee

Hi,You would first need to


You would first need to activate the IPS module license on the ASA device. After that you would see the IPS enabled in the output.

Then you can follow this guide to configure or setup the IPS module:-

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Thanks and Regards,

Vibhor Amrodia

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Thanks Vibhor for your help,

Thanks Vibhor for your help, pls guide me how to activate license to enable IPS.

pls share procedure.

New Member

Hi. I am going to execute

Hi. I am going to execute below command to install and load the IPS module software but need to confirm that this command would not reload or erase configuration of ASA. pls confirm.


"sw-module module ips recover boot"