Cisco ASA: will 7.2 -> 8.2 upgrade break ipsec-ra functionality?

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We have a Cisco ASA 5505 running version 7.2.  The current config includes both a site-to-site VPN (ipsec-l2l) and a remote access VPN where users connect using the Cisco VPN client 5.0.06 (ipsec-ra).

Because the cisco VPN client lacks support for Windows 7, 64 bit OSes and SBL on Vista we need to upgrade to the AnyConnect client, which means the ASA needs to be upgraded to version 8.X.

I have two questions about this upgrade (being asked separately on Experts Exchange)

1)  Will upgrading to version 8.2 break the existing ipsec-ra VPN configuration, and require all clients to upgrade to Anyconnect immediately or will the Cisco VPN client 5.0.06 software continue to work with the upgraded ASA?

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upgrade from 7.2 to 8.x will not break any existing configuration. It will be transparent to existing users.
It shouldn't break anything, but test it after hours just to be sure. I've done upgrades that shouldn't have broken anything.. but they did.
Pete LongTechnical Consultant

It will not break anything  - rememebr to pull down ans upload the new AnyConnect client at the same time as the earlier versions were very buggy
For setup instructions see my site here
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