Please what is the effect of formatting CF  On Cisco ASA 5510

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Hi Guys,

Please what is the effect of formatting CF  On Cisco ASA 5510

The device is a sensitive site device which is live, the memory was upgraded from 256 to 512, but it can only see 256, as I was looking for solution on the internet, I came across a previous solution provided by ikalmar on expert exchange (link below),

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Security/Software_Firewalls/Enterprise_Firewalls/Q_24866949.html

I wanted to try this solution, but I needed to confirm with you good people, the effect of formatting working/live Cisco ASA 5510.

Guys, I have rebooted the device twice, it does not solve the problem, and I have tested it on another 5510, it came back with the same problem, i don’t know if the solution from ikalmar may solve the problem, but I will like to try it.

Thanks for your response.

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Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Hi,

If you you use third party memory 5510 not recognize well the memory:)
do you want to try third party CF?

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Commented:
Thanks ikalmar,

It is cisco, not third party mem.

Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
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Commented:
intresting..

I upgraded our 5510 to 1G RAM, and it recognize 4G::)

But it is working with 8.2.2 without any problem....
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Sorry ikalmar, i was away yesterday, i couldn’t get time to look at this.

May I ask you a question, there are two CF slots on the motherboard of 5510, one towards the back of the chassis, and the other one to the front, I upgraded the one at the back, can you please advice which of the slots is the right slot.

I probably could have moved it round, but as indicated in the previous comment, this is a live device, I will have to wait until I can get another downtime.
Istvan KalmarHead of IT Security Division
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Commented:
Please buy a new CF and format in the 5510 and it is working....

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Commented:
Thanks again for your reply,

Could you kindly have a look at these two previous comments?

 (1) My previous question was

“May I ask you a question, there are two CF slots on the motherboard of 5510, one towards the back of the chassis, and the other one to the front, I upgraded the one at the back, can you please advice which of the slots is the right slot”.

(2) Reference to your last comment

What if I format, the 512 inserted on Sunday, what is the effect on Cisco ASA 5510 configuration and the working functionality?
I guess you will probably understand the reason why I am conscious of doing any thing that may affect the ASA after, I wasn’t the one that configured the ASA, and I may be in trouble if anything happen to the ASA.

Once again thanks for your input

Head of IT Security Division
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Commented:
- you able to use booth slots it name is disk1: or disk0:
- if you plug the CF card the ASA send syslog message which slot is it
- the config storing on system board, not the CF
- the boot system tells which card use for booting

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