Updating asa software

Now it’s the time to upload the new software image file to the disk system of the firewall. ASA5505# conf t ASA5505(config)# boot system disk0:/asa802-k8ASA5505(config)# wr mem Reboot the firewall in order to load the new software image file. If everything works ok with the new image, you can delete the old one from disk0.Assume that we have already downloaded the software file asa802-k8and placed that on our TFTP PC. disk0:asa802-k8Accessing tftp://192.168.1.10/asa802-k8.bin…!!!!!! To get the latest ASA software version, you must have a valid SMARTnet agreement which is basically a maintenance contract for your Cisco product.Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-5505 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0) Boot microcode : CNlite-MC-Boot-Cisco-1.2 SSL/IKE microcode: CNlite-MC-IPSEC-Admin-3.03 IPSec microcode : CNlite-MC-IPSECm-MAIN-2.04 0: Int: Internal-Data0/0 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea8, irq 11 1: Ext: Ethernet0/0 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea0, irq 255 2: Ext: Ethernet0/1 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea1, irq 255 3: Ext: Ethernet0/2 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea2, irq 255 4: Ext: Ethernet0/3 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea3, irq 255 5: Ext: Ethernet0/4 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea4, irq 255 6: Ext: Ethernet0/5 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea5, irq 255 7: Ext: Ethernet0/6 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea6, irq 255 8: Ext: Ethernet0/7 : address is 001e.7a86.1ea7, irq 255 9: Int: Internal-Data0/1 : address is 0000.0003.0002, irq 255 10: Int: Not used : irq 255 11: Int: Not used : irq 255Licensed features for this platform: Maximum Physical Interfaces : 8 VLANs : 3, DMZ Restricted Inside Hosts : 50 Failover : Disabled VPN-DES : Enabled VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled VPN Peers : 10 Web VPN Peers : 2 Dual ISPs : Disabled VLAN Trunk Ports : 0 From the above output you can see that we are running Version 7.2(3) which is located in disk0 (disk0:/asa723-k8.bin).ASA5505# copy tftp disk0 Address or name of remote host []? Important: Even though below steps are common to upgrade any version of Cisco ASA IOS and ASDM, you need to verify in website to understand the vendor recommended upgrade path.

The latest ASA software version is 8.x with intermediary versions of 7.1 and 7.2.Just make sure you have a copy somewhere in case something goes wrong. disk0:asa802-k8Accessing tftp://10.2/asa802-k8..!!!!!! Version 8.x of the ASA software can run version 6.x of the ASDM.Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.0(6) Device Manager Version 5.0(6) ASA5510# dir Directory of disk0:/ 5 -rw- 5474304 Jan 01 2003 asa706-k8675 -rw- 5823980 Nov 07 2006 asdm506255426560 bytes total (244064256 bytes free) ASA5510# 3. Here's an example: Address or name of remote host []? In fact, if you reboot your ASA without upgrading the ASDM, you may not be able to use ASDM after it reboots.For this example, I'm downloading the latest and greatest: Cisco ASA software 8.0.2 ED, as shown in Figure A.Once you've downloaded the necessary software, follow these steps: 1.