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ASA USB Ports

Hi,

Anyone knows what we can do with the usb ports that has the ASA. Are there for specific application or for future features?

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ASA USB Ports

Like routers and switches, the USB ports are used to transfer files to-and-from the USB stick.

You can use the USB stick to copy the ASA FW IOS or move config in and out.  I, however, don't recommend you put a USB stick PERMANENTLY attached to the appliance.

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ASA USB Ports

In the new X-series of ASA, the USB replaces the old external Compact Flash (disk1:) function. Cisco advises it can be used for anything the internal CF card (disk0:) is used for - software images, configuration files, etc.

I would agree with Leo for the most part with the exception that as long as it wasn't the primary boot image I wouldn't have a hard time leaving one plugged in on a long term basis.

Best common practice would be to keep your internal disk0: from getting too cluttered and rely on it for all required boot- and run-time files.

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