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Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Hi,

my 5510 is running 8.3(2)27 and i want to go to latest 9.x release to get the NSEL feature to provide periodic byte counters.

Is it possible to go directly to 9.1.2 or do i have to make all the intermediate steps to 8.4 and 9.0.

I saw some releases with ED and some without. What stand ED for?

Christian

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Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

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Cisco IOS Software Image

The Cisco IOS Software image is either ED, LD, GD, or DF:

  • ED stands for "Early Deployment." Early Deployment releases offer new feature, platform, or interface support. Most non-major releases contain ED releases.
  • GD stands for "General Deployment." A major release of Cisco IOS Software reaches the "General Deployment" milestone when Cisco feels it is suitable for deployment anywhere in customer networks where the features and functionality of the release are required. Criteria for reaching the "General Deployment" milestone are based on, but not limited to, customer feedback surveys from production and test networks using the releases, Customer Engineer bug reports, and reported field experience. Only major releases are candidates for the General Deployment milestone.
  • LD stands for "Limited Deployment." A major release of Cisco IOS Software is said to be in the "Limited Deployment" phase of its life cycle during the period between its first shipment and the GD milestone.
  • DF stands for "Deferred." DF releases are not available for downloading because of known defects. These should not be installed on your router.

For the releae 8.3 you can go direct to 8.4.x / 9.0.x or 9.1.x. Take in mind that the 9.X versions has changes in the SSL engine.

Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Hello Christian,

You can go directly to that version, no problem at all as this is not a major upgrade.

Check my blog at http:laguiadelnetworking.com for further information.

Cheers,

Julio Carvajal Segura

Julio Carvajal
Senior Network Security and Core Specialist
CCIE #42930, 2xCCNP, JNCIP-SEC
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Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Just to be on the safe side, keep the existing 8.3(2) image as Boot Image 2 should there be any problem. I have had 2 instances with 5505s that simply would not load a 9.x release after upgrade from 8.3/8.4. Had to go incrimentally with these units to get to 9.1(2).

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Posted by WebUser Sean Waite from Cisco Support Community App

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New Member

Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Google is your friend.

Cisco IOS Software Image

The Cisco IOS Software image is either ED, LD, GD, or DF:

  • ED stands for "Early Deployment." Early Deployment releases offer new feature, platform, or interface support. Most non-major releases contain ED releases.
  • GD stands for "General Deployment." A major release of Cisco IOS Software reaches the "General Deployment" milestone when Cisco feels it is suitable for deployment anywhere in customer networks where the features and functionality of the release are required. Criteria for reaching the "General Deployment" milestone are based on, but not limited to, customer feedback surveys from production and test networks using the releases, Customer Engineer bug reports, and reported field experience. Only major releases are candidates for the General Deployment milestone.
  • LD stands for "Limited Deployment." A major release of Cisco IOS Software is said to be in the "Limited Deployment" phase of its life cycle during the period between its first shipment and the GD milestone.
  • DF stands for "Deferred." DF releases are not available for downloading because of known defects. These should not be installed on your router.

For the releae 8.3 you can go direct to 8.4.x / 9.0.x or 9.1.x. Take in mind that the 9.X versions has changes in the SSL engine.

Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Hello Christian,

You can go directly to that version, no problem at all as this is not a major upgrade.

Check my blog at http:laguiadelnetworking.com for further information.

Cheers,

Julio Carvajal Segura

Julio Carvajal
Senior Network Security and Core Specialist
CCIE #42930, 2xCCNP, JNCIP-SEC
Silver

Update ASA 5510 8.3(2)37 to 9.x

Just to be on the safe side, keep the existing 8.3(2) image as Boot Image 2 should there be any problem. I have had 2 instances with 5505s that simply would not load a 9.x release after upgrade from 8.3/8.4. Had to go incrimentally with these units to get to 9.1(2).

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Posted by WebUser Sean Waite from Cisco Support Community App

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