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Got my hands on a Cisco ASA 5505 running  asa724-k8 IOS, I have a very very basic config on it.  My plan was to use it for SSL-VPN clients like anyconnect.  But I'm thinking I have to be on 8.2 atleast for that????   I look at the flash and I see:

Initializing disk0: cache, please wait....Done.
-#- --length-- -----date/time------ path
  6 8515584    Sep 03 2009 06:59:54 asa724-k8.bin
  7 4181246    Sep 03 2009 07:01:08 securedesktop-asa-3.2.1.103-k9.pkg
  8 398305     Sep 03 2009 07:01:26 sslclient-win-1.1.0.154.pkg
  9 6514852    Sep 03 2009 07:03:38 asdm-524.bin
 12 0          Sep 03 2009 07:06:36 crypto_archive

Can I configure any time of SSL-VPN on it? I don't have smartnet on it so i can't go download 8.2,

Thanks in advance
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Yes you can.  But you do not have a client-less option.  You need to install the sslvpn client.

This document should give you all the information you require: http://www.cisco.com/image/gif/paws/70632/thin-clientwebvpnasa.pdf
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SSL/Anyconnect support on that version was sketchy at best! If I were you Id upgrade to at least 8.2(2)

Cisco ASA5500 Update System and ASDM

Then you can deploy AnyConnect and its pretty straightforward :)


Cisco ASA5500 AnyConnect SSL VPN

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i want to go to 8.2 but i can't find the IOS without having smartnet
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Unfortunately you need a valid support contract (or a CD that came with a firewall that has the version on you want).
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I found 8.4(3) and ADSM  6.4(7)  will those be compatible?
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Only if you have 512MB Ram in there otherwise this will happen http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000553.htm
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unless it's a 10 or 50 user model then you will be OK :) ("show version" will tell you).
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hmmm..can i put 8.2 on it ok?
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yes :) if you have a copy
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i do..i have 622f and 625 adsm, which one should i use?
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8.2(1) runs happily wih ASDM 6.2(1)
8.2(2) also runs with ASDM 6.2(1)
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I've already blown out the config for this asa, is upgrading just like a router ios?
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so i should try to get 6.2(1) instead of 6.2(2)
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will i have to upload anyconnect to it as well? if so what ver?
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any clue on the anyconnect?
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AnyConnect v2.0 onwards will work.  You should run the latest version as previous versions have known security vulnerabilities.

These are the latest versions available from the Cisco Website:

Package enables FIPS on Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-EnableFIPS-win-2.5.3055.exe	 27-SEP-2011	 0.16 MB	

Package enables FIPS on Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-EnableFIPS-win-2.5.3055.mst	 27-SEP-2011	 0.02 MB	

Standalone tarball package for 64-bit Linux platforms.  
anyconnect-Linux_64-2.5.3055-k9.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 4.63 MB	

Web deployment package with DART for Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-dart-win-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 5.16 MB	

Language localization transform files for Windows Start Before Login.  
anyconnect-gina-win-2.5.3055-pre-deploy-k9-lang.zip	 27-SEP-2011	 0.50 MB	

Start Before Login GINA module for Windows 2k/XP/Vista.  
anyconnect-gina-win-2.5.3055-pre-deploy-k9.msi	 27-SEP-2011	 0.85 MB	

Language localization transform files for web-deploy for Windows Start Before.  
anyconnect-gina-win-2.5.3055-web-deploy-k9-lang.zip	 27-SEP-2011	 0.50 MB	

Standalone tarball package enables FIPS for for Linux platforms.  
anyconnect-linux-2.5.3055-EnableFIPS.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 0.20 MB	

Web deployment package for Linux platforms.  
anyconnect-linux-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 6.66 MB	

Standalone tarball package for Linux platforms.  
anyconnect-linux-2.5.3055-k9.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 4.59 MB	

File containing API for this release version.  
anyconnect-linux-2.5.3055-vpnapi.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 3.78 MB	

Web deployment package for 64-bit Linux platforms.  
anyconnect-linux-64-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 6.71 MB	

Package enables FIPS for MacOSX Intel platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-i386-2.5.3055-EnableFIPS.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 0.06 MB	

Standalone DMG package for Mac OS X "Intel" platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-i386-2.5.3055-k9.dmg	 27-SEP-2011	 4.18 MB	

Web deployment package for Mac OS X "Intel" platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-i386-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 6.01 MB	

File containing API for this release version.  
anyconnect-macosx-i386-2.5.3055-vpnapi.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 2.54 MB	

Package enables FIPS for Mac OS X PowerPC platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-powerpc-2.5.3055-EnableFIPS.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 0.06 MB	

Standalone DMG package for Mac OS X "PowerPC" platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-powerpc-2.5.3055-k9.dmg	 27-SEP-2011	 3.98 MB	

Web deployment package for Mac OS X "PowerPC" platforms.  
anyconnect-macosx-powerpc-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 5.77 MB	

File containing API for this release version.  
anyconnect-macosx-powerpc-2.5.3055-vpnapi.tar.gz	 27-SEP-2011	 2.78 MB	

Web deployment package without DART for Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-win-2.5.3055-k9.pkg	 27-SEP-2011	 4.59 MB	

Language localization transform files for pre-deploy package for Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-win-2.5.3055-pre-deploy-k9-lang.zip	 27-SEP-2011	 0.51 MB	

Standalone MSI package for Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-win-2.5.3055-pre-deploy-k9.msi	 27-SEP-2011	 2.38 MB	

Language localization transform files for web-deploy package for Windows platforms.  
anyconnect-win-2.5.3055-web-deploy-k9-lang.zip	 27-SEP-2011	 0.51 MB	

Zip file containing API for this release version.  
anyconnect-win-vpnapi-2.5.3055.zip

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so i have to upload anyconnect to flash first? its not included in 8.2 IOS?
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Yes, you have to put the appropriate images of AnyConnect on the Flash.  The client will download these when connecting via SSL if they don;t already have the necessary package installed on their terminal.

They are not needed when running the ASA as a Firewall, they are only needed when configuring the SSL Service.  So you can install the IOS and the ASDM without these.
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is there any licensing involved?  does the 5505 come with any?
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Yes.  You can look at your license in the ASDM:

Configuration -> Device Management -> Licensing

Or a "sh version" at the CLI.
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>>is there any licensing involved?  does the 5505 come with any?

te ASA comes with 2 AnyConnect/Web VPN licences, if you want more you can purchase them from a reseller :)
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