PIX to ASA migration


I am going to migrate from PIX to ASA and I dont know how  to do it.

PIX-515E ( Version 7.0(4))  to ASA5520-BUN-K9.

Is there any software? What the best way is?

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John MeggersNetwork ArchitectCommented:
You really don't need anything in the way of software.  There's no migration tool, if that's what you're looking for.  If you're already on 7.x on the PIX, migrating to the ASA is pretty easy, the configuration will be largely the same.  There are a few caveats, though.  The biggest one is depending on what version of ASA code you're running (8.2 and earlier, versus 8.3 and later) the NAT configuration may be very different.  Because of these differences, and various changes along the way, I would recommend migrating to the same version of ASA code as the PIX code, and then work your way up to where you want to be.  Also, I wouldn't do the entire upgrade in one move.  You don't have to go through each version, but I would go from 7.x to 8.0, then to 8.2, then if you want to go to 8.3 or 8.4, make that jump.  Just keep in mind that you may not have to go that extra step -- 8.2 still works just fine.  Unless there's a new feature you need that's not in 8.2.


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Since you are already running version 7.x it is practically cut/paste to ASA - as long as it is 8.2 or earlier.
Check the links below, I downloaded the pix-to-Asa tool it helped me converted my pix config to Asa then I just cut and paste to the Asa. Worked out ok for me.



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