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PIX 515E to ASA5520


we will shortly be in a process of migrating from pix to asa, but i have few questions i would really like to know before hand.

1. do i have to know anything special from the configuration parameter or other before start preparing the asa identical to pix

2. is there any place where i can get a refference of commands on asa equal to pix or visa versa.

3. also if possible by luck is there a place which can convert the existing pix configuration to asa configuration.


Re: PIX 515E to ASA5520

Hello Khan,

In general, you can get all the configuration & command references from the following URL, for ASA:

One thing I would suggest is that you should have a well documented network architecture and have a considerable knowledge on the traffic flow through the different interfaces of the firewall, for you to quickly configure the new ASA unit.. You can anyway refer to the existing PIX firewall configs and build up the statics, NAT , ACL's etc...

Unfortunately there are no tools to convert the pix config to ASA. One thing you can do anyway is to upgrade the existing pix to 7.0, and when you upgrade the configs are automatically changed to the new format. take that config and put it on ASA.. but this takes a lot of time. You can as well write off the config yourself with the new ASA....

Hope this helps.. all the best.. rate replies if found useful..