Solved

Cisco ASA 5510 Enabling Top Usage Status Resource Utilization?

Posted on 2014-03-06
1
594 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-07
Does anyone have experience with what kind of effect enabling Top Usage Status has on system resources on a Cisco ASA 5510 with 256 MB of RAM and CPU?

Currently we are using low amounts of CPU, below 20%.  But we are using about 141MB of RAM.

It seems like an interesting feature to use, I am hoping that it will allow me to check basic usage statistics for bandwidth hogs and then I can walk over and yell at them.

I found this Cisco forum post, it's short with only one response.  The responder seems to indicate that it uses quite a bit of RAM resources...
https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2089141

Has anyone actually enabled this on an ASA 5510 with 256 MB of RAM?  Did they have any issues?  Did it cause the ASA to freeze or lockup in anyway?

Also, I am guessing that like with all things Cisco, such a change would not automatically be committed to flash memory unless I instructed it to save running config to flash, so that in worst case scenario, I can simply restart the ASA and it would revert back to start-up configuration before I had enabled the feature?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:CnicNV
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
Istvan Kalmar earned 500 total points
ID: 39912655
Hi,

It depends on your current configs and users... but:

I advise to upgrade your ram to 1G:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/asa-5500-series-next-generation-firewalls/product_bulletin_c25-586414.html

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-ASA5510-MEM-1GB-Memory-Asa-5510/dp/B003DYMR1U

I advise to try it on running config, and monitor your ASA memory and CPU via SNMP, if there is no problem within one week you save it!
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Occasionally, we encounter connectivity issues that appear to be isolated to cable internet service.  The issues we typically encountered were reset errors within Internet Explorer when accessing web sites or continually dropped or failing VPN conne…
Network traffic routing plays key role in your network, if you have single site with heavy browsing or multiple sites, replicating important application data from your Primary Default Gateway ,you have to route your other network traffic from your p…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

691 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