cisco firewall upgrade

Posted on 2008-02-12
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Last Modified: 2013-11-16
we have a cisco pix 501 firewall. I have the running config, and startup config saved to a file. We purchased cisco asa 5510 series

adaptive security appliance.

can I just copy the running and startup config into this appliance and plug it in?
Question by:zenworksb
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batry_boy earned 2000 total points
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You can, but you will get errors since some of the command syntax has changed.  In some cases when you paste in the old command, the command will be automatically changed into the new syntax, but in other cases it will go in just fine with no changes or will give you an error with a hint as to the new syntax....it depends on the particular command.  Probably 60-70% of the commands will port over OK, but you will see errors on the others.

Author Comment

ID: 20915129
this is my startup config from teh startup config what shoudl I do differently

pixfirewall# sh start
: Saved
: Written by enable_15 at 13:39:12.200 UTC Mon Oct 15 2007
PIX Version 6.3(5)
interface ethernet0 auto
interface ethernet1 100full
nameif ethernet0 outside security0
nameif ethernet1 inside security100
enable password IuyQn3bTHJYCMcwZ encrypted
passwd s/qIQ/XeEv7OLVNv encrypted
hostname pixfirewall
domain-name ciscopix.com
fixup protocol dns maximum-length 512
fixup protocol ftp 21
fixup protocol h323 h225 1720
fixup protocol h323 ras 1718-1719
fixup protocol http 80
fixup protocol ils 389
fixup protocol rsh 514
fixup protocol rtsp 554
fixup protocol sip 5060
fixup protocol sip udp 5060
fixup protocol skinny 2000
fixup protocol smtp 25
fixup protocol sqlnet 1521
fixup protocol tftp 69
name Z-Private-Net
name LINUX
name Z2
name PrivNet
name z3
name Postini
object-group service Groupwise tcp
  port-object range 1677 1677
  port-object eq www
object-group service TerminalServices tcp
  port-object range 3389 3389
access-list inside_access_in permit ip Z-Private-Net any
access-list inside_access_in permit icmp Z-Private-Net any
access-list inside_access_in permit tcp any any
access-list outside_access_in permit icmp any any echo-reply
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp any interface outside object-group Grou
access-list outside_access_in permit tcp Postini interface outside
 eq smtp
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip Z-Private-Net PrivNet
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip Z-Private-Net 19
access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl permit ip Z-Private-Net 19
access-list outside_cryptomap_20 permit ip Z-Private-Net PrivNet
access-list ZVPN_splitTunnelAcl permit ip Z-Private-Net any
access-list outside_cryptomap_dyn_20 permit ip any

access-list N_splitTunnelAcl permit ip Z-Private-Net an
access-list outside_cryptomap_dyn_40 permit ip any

pager lines 24
logging on
logging buffered debugging
mtu outside 1500
mtu inside 1500
ip address outside
ip address inside
ip audit info action alarm
ip audit attack action alarm
ip local pool ZPOOL
ip local pool npool
pdm location Z-Private-Net inside
pdm location Z2 inside
pdm location LINUX inside
pdm location outside
pdm location PrivNet outside
pdm location z3 inside
pdm location inside
pdm location Postini outside
pdm logging informational 100
pdm history enable
arp timeout 14400
global (outside) 1 interface
nat (inside) 0 access-list inside_outbound_nat0_acl
nat (inside) 1 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface www z3 www netmask 0 0
static (inside,outside) tcp interface smtp z3 smtp netmask 0
access-group outside_access_in in interface outside
access-group inside_access_in in interface inside
route outside 1
timeout xlate 3:00:00
timeout conn 1:00:00 half-closed 0:10:00 udp 0:02:00 rpc 0:10:00 h225 1:00:00
timeout h323 0:05:00 mgcp 0:05:00 sip 0:30:00 sip_media 0:02:00
timeout sip-disconnect 0:02:00 sip-invite 0:03:00
timeout uauth 0:05:00 absolute
aaa-server TACACS+ protocol tacacs+
aaa-server TACACS+ max-failed-attempts 3
aaa-server TACACS+ deadtime 10
aaa-server RADIUS protocol radius
aaa-server RADIUS max-failed-attempts 3
aaa-server RADIUS deadtime 10
aaa-server LOCAL protocol local
http server enable
http outside
http Z-Private-Net inside
no snmp-server location
no snmp-server contact
snmp-server community public
no snmp-server enable traps
floodguard enable
sysopt connection tcpmss 0
sysopt connection permit-ipsec
crypto ipsec transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5 esp-3des esp-md5-hmac
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 match address outside_cryptomap_dyn_20
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 40 match address outside_cryptomap_dyn_40
crypto dynamic-map outside_dyn_map 40 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto map outside_map 20 ipsec-isakmp
crypto map outside_map 20 match address outside_cryptomap_20
crypto map outside_map 20 set peer
crypto map outside_map 20 set transform-set ESP-3DES-MD5
crypto map outside_map 65535 ipsec-isakmp dynamic outside_dyn_map
crypto map outside_map interface outside
isakmp enable outside
isakmp key ******** address netmask no-xauth no-co
isakmp policy 20 authentication pre-share
isakmp policy 20 encryption 3des
isakmp policy 20 hash md5
isakmp policy 20 group 2
isakmp policy 20 lifetime 86400
vpngroup ZVPN address-pool ZACAPOOL
vpngroup ZVPN split-tunnel ZACAVPN_splitTunnelAcl
vpngroup ZVPN idle-time 1800
vpngroup ZVPN password ********
vpngroup N address-pool novacoastpool
vpngroup N split-tunnel NOVACOAST_splitTunnelAcl
vpngroup N idle-time 1800
vpngroup N password ********
telnet Z-Private-Net inside
telnet timeout 5
ssh timeout 5
console timeout 0
dhcpd lease 3600
dhcpd ping_timeout 750
dhcpd auto_config outside
terminal width 80
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Expert Comment

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Since your ASA is non-production until you get the config ported over, I would go ahead and paste the entire config in as is and then post what you wind up with and I can help from there, comparing that configuration with the one you just posted.

In a nutshell, the fixup commands will be converted into inspect statements automatically, your ACL's will port over with no changes, as well as your crypto commands, statics, nats and global commands.  Your isakmp commands will need to be tweaked since they are now implemented via "crypto isakmp" and "tunnel-group" commands and have a little different syntax about the different parameters.  Also, your vpngroup commands are now implemented via "group-policy" commands.

Anyway, post the config after you paste it in and we'll go from there.

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