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SSM-4GE Question

Anyone ever seen this module used in  an ASA other than  a 5550 ? can or can't  the module be used in different chassis?

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Jim

Jim Thomas Cisco Security Course Director Global Knowledge CCIE Security #16674
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Re: SSM-4GE Question

jthomas@area-networks.com

Anyone ever seen this module used in  an ASA other than  a 5550 ? can or can't  the module be used in different chassis?

Thanks

Jim

Jim

It can be used in the ASA 5510 with Security Plus License, the ASA5520 and the ASA 5540. From the ASA datasheet

Cisco ASA 5500 Series 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet Module

The Cisco ASA 4-Port Gigabit Ethernet SSM enables businesses to better segment network traffic into separate security zones, providing more granular security for their network environment. These zones can range from the Internet to internal corporate departments/sites to DMZs. This high-performance module supports both copper and optical connection options by including four 10/100/1000 copper RJ-45 ports and four SFP ports. Businesses can choose between copper or fiber connectivity for each of the four ports, providing flexibility for data center, campus, or enterprise edge connectivity (with a maximum of four ports in service concurrently). The module extends the I/O profile of the Cisco ASA 5500 Series to a total of five Fast Ethernet and four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the Cisco ASA 5510, and eight Gigabit Ethernet ports and one Fast Ethernet port on Cisco ASA 5520 and 5540 appliances (Table 11).

Jon

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Re: SSM-4GE Question

Wow just got some good info from Cisco on this. The 4GE will yes fit in the other models like

you stated up above. Cool great ......... buuuuuuttt I also pryed for the backplane speed of the SSMs. Turns out all the models are a single 1 gig backplane interface between the SSMs and the ASA chassis. Seems its a little oversubscribed ..... 4 to 1.

Jim Thomas Cisco Security Course Director Global Knowledge CCIE Security #16674
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Re: SSM-4GE Question

jthomas@area-networks.com

Wow just got some good info from Cisco on this. The 4GE will yes fit in the other models like

you stated up above. Cool great ......... buuuuuuttt I also pryed for the backplane speed of the SSMs. Turns out all the models are a single 1 gig backplane interface between the SSMs and the ASA chassis. Seems its a little oversubscribed ..... 4 to 1.

Interesting. However probably not such a huge deal since the firewall throughput of 5510, 20 and 40 doesn't go up to 1Gbps so perhaps not too surprising.

Jon

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