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Step-by-Step Configuration and Troubleshooting Best Practices for the NGFW, NGIPS and AMP Technologies A Visual Guide to the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
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Matching the secondary FWSM

Hi Folks,

We have a secondary FWSM which has 50 Contexts, while the primary one has 100 Context. so the failover is not working.

Is there away to downgrade the first one to 50 Context without paying extra cost. I mean I want to do the reverese thing here.

I am just wondering if anyone has idea of how to make this match happen.

Primary FWSM


Maximum Interfaces          : 1000

Inside Hosts                : Unlimited

Failover                    : Active/Active

VPN-DES                     : Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES                : Enabled

Cut-through Proxy           : Enabled

Guards                      : Enabled

URL Filtering               : Enabled

Security Contexts           : 100

GTP/GPRS                    : Disabled

BGP Stub                    : Disabled

Service Acceleration        : Disabled

VPN Peers                   : Unlimited


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Matching the secondary FWSM

Hi Bro

Yes, you can downgrade your security context value for FREE, by writting to Just state in your email, your present show version output and what you'd like to achieve, and a representative from Cisco will furnish you with a new activation-key within an hour from the time you sent that email to the licensing team :-)

In that email, please do state your CCO ID as well.

P/S: if you think this comment is useful, please do rate them nicely :-)

Warm regards, Ramraj Sivagnanam Sivajanam Technical Specialist/Service Delivery Manager – Managed Service Department
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