How do I ASA 5510 Upgrade ASA 7.0 to 8.0.4 AND ASDM 5.0.7 to ASDM 6.1.5

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have a Cisco ASA 5510 (5500 series) firewall.  It is currently running ASA version 7.0.7 and I would like to upgrade it to version 8.0.4 using the ASDM.  I have already uploaded the new ASA .bin file as well as the new asdm file asdm-615.bin.  

It's my best guess that the next thing to do would be to go to Configuration > Device Administration > Boot Image/Configuration.  Then add asa804-k8.bin to the "boot order" and change the ASDM image configuration from disk0:/asdm507.bin to disk0:/asdm615.bin.
Then save the config and reboot the firewall.

does all this sound correct?  I've already backed up the running config as a text file.  Is there anything else I'm leaving out?  

Question by:azumaleasing
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    Accepted Solution

    You pretty much got it. You may get an error about the ASDM not being compatible with the running OS/image. I have seen it once or twice and just continued with the reboot since I changed the ASDM image as well prior to the reboot and all went well.
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    Assisted Solution

    You got it...thats the ADSM way to do it there is nothing more to it
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    Expert Comment

    How did this turn out for you?

    I am prepping my ASA now for a software upgrade from 7.2(2), ASDM 5.2(2) to 8.2.1 and ASDM 6.2.1

    Wondering how yours went, let us know. I know there are some issues with some upgrades requiring sequential order, that might be just for earlier versions 5.1 and earlier?


    Author Comment

    These instructions worked.  Upgraded without any issues.

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