troubleshooting Question

ASA 5505 Software Upgrade Image Transfer Problems

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I use ASA 5505 boxes to connect three branch offices back to the main office location.  I am upgrading to asa804 with asdm615 to gain EIGRP functionality and better ASDM GUI, among other features.

The main location upgrade went perfectly.  I moved both images over with TFTP, changed my boot settings with the CLI and was good to go.  One of my remote sites is giving me a headache though.  I was able to TFTP the ASDM image over no problem, but I cannot transfer the ASA image.

The device has PLENTY of free flash.  I tried using TFTP, HTTP and ASDM to do the transfer but no luck.  It’s as though the device does not want the file.  I have checked the file for corruption and also tried physically uploading via ASDM from the LAN at that location thinking that perhaps the WAN hop was the problem.  NOTHING…  and I am very confused!

I’m not sure if this matters… but the main location has a 5505 with 50 client licenses whereas the remote 5505s only have 10 client licenses.  Perhaps it is a licensing issue?  That would be a real bummer…
David Blair

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