Cisco ASA 5505 - Annoyingly needs a Power cycle every 2 months or so ?
Posted on 2014-08-18
We don't know why but our small business Cisco ASA 5505 v05 annoyingly needs a Power cycle every 2 months or so . We host a couple of websites for customers so this is a big problem when it occurs and someone has to run over to our offices just to pull the power plug and reinsert it. Otherwise our 5505 works fine.
Cisco ASA 5505 v05
ASA version is 8.4(2)
ASDM version is 7.1(1)52
Flash 128MB, Memory 1024MB
We do not have a Cisco service contract. We admit we are not fluent in managing our 5505. We know just enough about the ASDM manager program to have set up the unit up a couple of years ago, and since then not much hands on.
Q1 Is there something wrong with our unit or is this acceptable frequency of annoyance for doing a power cycle?
Q2 Should we figure out how to update our 5505's software ASA & ASDM, perhaps by acquiring the Cisco contract?
Q3 Should we upgrade to a newer Cisco Router?
Any comments, advice and hints would be truly appreciated.