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check for vpn accelerator cards

I've just recieved a 515 and 525, but I've having difficulty in verifying the accelerator cards as listed are present. What is the command I'd use, and what am I looking for in the result?


Cisco Employee

Re: check for vpn accelerator cards

A "sho ver" should show:

pix525a# sho ver

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.1(2)

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 2.0(2)

Compiled on Mon 31-Dec-01 08:44 by morlee

pix525a up 8 days 6 hours

Hardware: PIX-525, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 600 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

Encryption hardware device : IRE2141 with 2048KB, HW:1.0, CGXROM:1.9, FW:6.5

0: ethernet0: address is 0002.b945.a23b, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 0002.b945.a23c, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 00e0.b602.3a1f, irq 11

3: ethernet3: address is 00e0.b602.3a1e, irq 10

4: ethernet4: address is 00e0.b602.3a1d, irq 9

5: ethernet5: address is 00e0.b602.3a1c, irq 5

6: gb-ethernet0: address is 00d0.b7b9.d756, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES: Enabled

Maximum Interfaces: 8

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

Websense: Enabled

Inside Hosts: Unlimited

Throughput: Unlimited

ISAKMP peers: Unlimited

Note the "encryption hardware device" next to the ethernet ports list. Failing that, open it up and look for this card (

New Member

Re: check for vpn accelerator cards

Nice one, thanks.

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