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What version of Cisco software and firmware is supposed to be packaged with a new CISCO ASA5505-SEC-BUN-K9?

What version of ASA should be expected (8.2)?

What version of ASDM (6.3)?

Will registration of this product give me rights to download the latest version of these software package directly from Cisco?

The box has an NB date: 11-MAR-14.  What does NB date mean?

 

I just bought this product and all the printed material and the CD are full of apparently dated material.  I tried to use the "Cisco ASM-IDM launcher Installer Information" from the CD and it is asking for the JRE to be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads while I have the latest version already installed. What in the world?  This is a security product and it is demanding that a inherently insecure product be installed?

I also got a three pronged power cable that seems to be a standard for latin America or Europe. Can someone give me a heads up on this?

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What version of ASA should be

What version of ASA should be expected (8.2)?

On my last order, which was about 6 months ago, I got an ASA with version 9.1.  So I would assume that you would get atleast that version now if not a newer version.

What version of ASDM (6.3)?

Again, I got ASDM version 7.1 with my last purchase, so a new order should receive the same if not newer.

Will registration of this product give me rights to download the latest version of these software package directly from Cisco?

No, you will need to have a support contract with Cisco in order to download newer versions of software. Product registration only gives you rights to download software that was shipped with the device.

The box has an NB date: 11-MAR-14.  What does NB date mean?

Not sure what that is.

I just bought this product and all the printed material and the CD are full of apparently dated material.  I tried to use the "Cisco ASM-IDM launcher Installer Information" from the CD and it is asking for the JRE to be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads while I have the latest version already installed. What in the world?  This is a security product and it is demanding that a inherently insecure product be installed?

I think Richard is right.  Sounds like the box has been sitting on the shelf a while.  Perhaps ask the reseller to provide you with a new image release?

I also got a three pronged power cable that seems to be a standard for latin America or Europe. Can someone give me a heads up on this?

In all the Cisco purchases I have made I have always received a 3 prong cable along with 2 others (a 2 prong and another...different...3 prong cable).  I believe the devices are shipped in such a way that they do not need to be "customized" for each country. That way they can be shipped to whichever country and be good to go once they arrive.

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I am certainly not

I am certainly not authoritative on these questions and if someone who is authoritative can enlighten us that would be great. But here are the things that I believe about the questions that you ask.

 

I believe that if you are ordering an ASA5505 from Cisco you have an option to specify the version of code running on it. I would certainly expect something more recent than 8.2 ASA and 6.3 ASDM. If you are purchasing from a reseller you need to negotiate with the reseller about the version of code that will be on the ASA.

 

I believe that purchase of the ASA does not entitle you to download more recent versions of software unless you also purchased SmartNET coverage.

 

I have no idea what NB date would signify.

 

If the printed material and CD are full of dated material then I would guess that you may have purchased from a reseller who has had that unit on a shelf for a while. That may also help explain the request to use an older version of JRE.

 

HTH

 

Rick

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What version of ASA should be

What version of ASA should be expected (8.2)?

On my last order, which was about 6 months ago, I got an ASA with version 9.1.  So I would assume that you would get atleast that version now if not a newer version.

What version of ASDM (6.3)?

Again, I got ASDM version 7.1 with my last purchase, so a new order should receive the same if not newer.

Will registration of this product give me rights to download the latest version of these software package directly from Cisco?

No, you will need to have a support contract with Cisco in order to download newer versions of software. Product registration only gives you rights to download software that was shipped with the device.

The box has an NB date: 11-MAR-14.  What does NB date mean?

Not sure what that is.

I just bought this product and all the printed material and the CD are full of apparently dated material.  I tried to use the "Cisco ASM-IDM launcher Installer Information" from the CD and it is asking for the JRE to be downloaded from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads while I have the latest version already installed. What in the world?  This is a security product and it is demanding that a inherently insecure product be installed?

I think Richard is right.  Sounds like the box has been sitting on the shelf a while.  Perhaps ask the reseller to provide you with a new image release?

I also got a three pronged power cable that seems to be a standard for latin America or Europe. Can someone give me a heads up on this?

In all the Cisco purchases I have made I have always received a 3 prong cable along with 2 others (a 2 prong and another...different...3 prong cable).  I believe the devices are shipped in such a way that they do not need to be "customized" for each country. That way they can be shipped to whichever country and be good to go once they arrive.

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