Solved

Cisco ASA5510

Posted on 2013-06-17
4
313 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-28
I need to check  check max throughput of our  Gig ASA-5510...

this link suggests it could be either 150 or 300Mbps..?

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6120/prod_models_comparison.html
'Up to 150 Mbps with AIP SSM-10; 300 Mbps with AIP SSM-20'

If two of these were setup as active-active pair - would we get effectively double throughput? Are these actual working figures (or max possible)?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:oasisuk
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:rauenpc
ID: 39253103
Your throughput depends on whether or not you are using the SSM modules. If you don't have the hardware modules installed or you don't have traffic going through them then you have the 300M throughput. Otherwise it's based on the SSM module.

Active/active won't necessarily give you any extra throughput at all. if you have multiple contexts configured, and you have context1 active on ASA1 and context 2 active on ASA2, then potentially you can go beyond the 300M limit. However, most configurations don't actually employee a true active/active topology since only a single default context is configured. With a single context traffic only goes through one active ASA at a time
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:max_the_king
ID: 39253107
Hi,
yes you should double with active/active config.
No that is max possible, although i've never reached that limit with my ASAs, and I never experienced any problem so far.

hope this helps
max
0
 

Author Comment

by:oasisuk
ID: 39253143
Can I check remotely if I have the SSM modules installed?

If it doesn't have this, I could upgrade the module on the existing model?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
rauenpc earned 500 total points
ID: 39253242
ASA01# show inventory
Name: "Chassis", DESCR: "ASA 5520 Adaptive Security Appliance"
PID: ASA5520-K8        , VID: V02     , SN: xxxxxxx

Name: "power supply", DESCR: "ASA/IPS 180W AC Power Supply"
PID: ASA-180W-PWR-AC   , VID: V01     , SN: xxxxxxx

ASA01#

If you have the SSM hardware module it will show up in this command. You could always purchase this module and install it, but just to make sure... do you think this module gives you any increase in throughput? Without the module you get 300M throughput. With the module you get the additional feature of the module and since traffic must flow through the module itself your total throughput will be limited as indicated based on the module. If you don't need the features of the module, don't get the module as it would be a waste of money.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Sonicwall Possible port scan dropped 5 42
fiber and Gig ports on 3650 5 40
Dell PowerConnect 6248 switch - set to unmanaged mode? 5 84
traffic flow without STP 9 45
 One of the main issues with network wires is that you never have enough.  You run plenty and plan for the worst case but you still end up needing more.  What many people do not realize is with 10BaseT and 100BaseT (but not 1000BaseT) networks you …
Optimal Xbox 360 connectivity requires "OPEN NAT". If you use Juniper Netscreen or SSG firewall products in a home setting, the following steps will allow you get rid of the dreaded warning screen below and achieve the best online gaming environment…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

23 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now