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Cisco PIX 515 to Cisco ASA 5520 Conversion

Hi,

I need to migrate an old PIX-515E to a new Cisco ASA5520 (ver 8.3.1) and after trying i found that the Cisco PIX to ASA migration tool (ver 1) does not successfully complete the process due to 8.3.1 having different code.

The question i have is if anyone knows of another tool or upgraded migration tool that can do this conversion.

Alternatively does anyone know someone where i could send the current config to for conversion for some $$$ ?

Cheers.
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tmaster100
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tmaster100
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Istvan KalmarCommented:
Hi,

I advise to downgrade the asa to 8.2 code, put the commands, and after upgrade the ASA to 8.3!

Best regards,
Istvan
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Garry GlendownConsulting and Network/Security SpecialistCommented:
If you are managing the ASA yourself, this might be a good time and chance to take a good look at the config, learn and understand what the old config does and how to implement it using ASA features and commands ... also, usually doing such a migration step by step instead of through a tool almost always results in getting rid of some unused or unnecessary entries in the config ;) Yes, using tools will most likely save you time, but in the long run, a good understanding of what is going on on your firewall is worth more ...
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tmaster100Author Commented:
Thanks, i dropped it down to 8.2(2) to which lessend the errors however i have some that have popped up still.


pdm group PCAnywhere clients outside  (it puts a ^ under pdm)

crypto map WANMAP 20 ipsec-isakmp (it shows incomplete command)

vpngroup vpngroup address-pool vpnpool (it puts a ^ under the first vpngroup)


So a few problems, or incorrect or incomplete commands.

Can anyone advise?
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Ernie BeekCommented:
Let's see.

pdm group PCAnywhere clients outside
As per Cisco:
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PDM adds pdm group commands to the running configuration and uses them for internal purposes. This command is included in the documentation for informational purposes only.
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So this one can be deleted.

crypto map WANMAP 20 ipsec-isakmp
Should be:
crypto map WANMAP 20 ipsec-isakmp dynamic <dynamic map name>

vpngroup vpngroup address-pool vpnpool
This should have been converted to a corresponding tunnel-group command. You might want to check if it did. If so, you can remove this line.
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Istvan KalmarCommented:
HI

pdm converted to asdm, so you need to confgure asdm:

http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/tip/How-to-install-Cisco-PIX-ASDM

and here is the document howto configure cryípto:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/products_configuration_example09186a0080912cfd.shtml
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