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Reg:software Version

Hi team,


In my office we have active and passive ASA 5540 with version 8.2(5).Now I plan to purchase anyconnect license. In the document, they clearly mentioned version 8.3 and above, we need to purchase one license passive will automatically my case I need to purchase two license. In my firewall have smartnet support, If I want upgrade the version 8.2(5) to 8.3.How I do this one? How I get the version? what is the to upload into my ASA?  


 Hi kabeer.ece07,  If to have


Hi kabeer.ece07


If to have a smartnet contract I recommend you to open a case with TAC. 

Just go to  ---> support -- > open or view cases  and open a new case  , or call the customer service :

1 800 553 2447
1 408 526 7209


Anyway answering  your question: 


In order to upgrade your ASA you have to download the new version from 

     **Go to ---> support --- Downloads and search the version you need .


After that you need to transfer the software to the ASA , It could be done from a TFTP server or via ASDM.


Once you have the file into the ASA go to the config mode and type the following commands :


Boot system flash:name of the image 

Write memory



After reboot you can check the version with the "Show version" command


Also check this link:

Hope this help.