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UpgradetoASA9.5andASDM7.5
Updated: Aug12,2015

TableofContents
UpgradetoASA9.5andASDM7.5
UpgradePath
ViewYourCurrentVersion
DownloadtheSoftwarefromCisco.com
UpgradeaStandaloneUnit
(CLI)UpgradeUsingtheCLI
(ASDM)UpgradefromYourLocalComputer
(ASDM)UpgradeUsingtheCisco.comWizard
UpgradeaFailoverPairorASACluster
UpgradeanActive/StandbyFailoverPair
CLI
ASDM
UpgradeanActive/ActiveFailoverPair
CLI
ASDM
UpgradeanASACluster
CLI
ASDM

UpgradetoASA9.5andASDM7.5
FirstPublished:August12,2015

UpgradePath
ViewYourCurrentVersion
DownloadtheSoftwarefromCisco.com
UpgradeaStandaloneUnit
UpgradeaFailoverPairorASACluster
UpgradePath
Seethefollowingtablefortheupgradepathforyourversion.Someversionsrequireaninterimupgradebeforeyoucan
upgradetothelatestversion.

Note :TherearenospecialrequirementsforZeroDowntimeUpgradesforfailoverandASAclusteringwiththefollowing
exception.UpgradingASAclusteringfrom9.0(1)or9.1(1):duetoCSCue72961,hitlessupgradingisnotsupported.

CurrentASAVersion FirstUpgradeto: ThenUpgradeto:

8.2(x) 8.4(6) 9.5(1)orlater

8.3(x) 8.4(6) 9.5(1)orlater

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8.4(1)through8.4(4) 8.4(6),9.0(4),or9.1(2) 9.5(1)orlater

8.4(5)andlater 9.5(1)orlater

8.5(1) 9.0(4)or9.1(2) 9.5(1)orlater

8.6(1) 9.0(4)or9.1(2) 9.5(1)orlater

9.0(1) 9.0(4)or9.1(2) 9.5(1)orlater

9.0(2)orlater 9.5(1)orlater

9.1(1) 9.1(2) 9.5(1)orlater

9.1(2)orlater 9.5(1)orlater

9.2(x) 9.5(1)orlater

9.3(x) 9.5(1)orlater

9.4(x) 9.5(1)orlater

ConfigurationMigration

Dependingonyourcurrentversion,youmightexperienceoneormoreconfigurationmigrationswhenyouupgrade.For
example,whenupgradingfrom8.2to9.5,youwillexperienceallofthesemigrations:

8.3SeetheCiscoASA5500MigrationGuidetoVersion8.3.
8.4Seethe8.4upgradeguide.
9.0Seethe9.0upgradeguide.

ViewYourCurrentVersion
(CLI)UsetheshowversioncommandtoverifythesoftwareversionofyourASA.(ASDM)Thesoftwareversionappearsonthe
ASDMhomepageviewthehomepagetoverifythesoftwareversionofyourASA.

DownloadtheSoftwarefromCisco.com
IfyouareusingtheASDMUpgradeWizard,youdonothavetopredownloadthesoftware.Ifyouaremanuallyupgrading,for
exampleforafailoverupgrade,downloadtheimagestoyourlocalcomputer.

IfyouhaveaCisco.comlogin,youcanobtaintheOSandASDMimagesfromthefollowingwebsite:

http://www.cisco.com/go/asasoftware

(CLI)ThisprocedureassumesyouputtheimagesonaTFTPserver,althoughotherservertypesaresupported.

UpgradeaStandaloneUnit
ThissectiondescribeshowtoinstalltheASDMandoperatingsystem(OS)images.

(CLI)UpgradeUsingtheCLI
(ASDM)UpgradefromYourLocalComputer
(ASDM)UpgradeUsingtheCisco.comWizard

(CLI)UpgradeUsingtheCLI

ThisprocedureusesTFTP.ForFTPorHTTP,seethecopycommand.

Procedure

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1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)Showtheconfigurationontheterminalsothatyoucanbackupyourconfiguration:
moresystem:runningconfig
Copytheoutputfromthiscommand,thenpastetheconfigurationintoatextfile.Forothermethodsofbackingup,seethe
configurationguide.
2. CopytheASAsoftwaretotheactiveunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asa_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa#copytftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smpk8.bin
ForothermethodsthanTFTP,seethecopycommand.
3. CopytheASDMimagetotheactiveunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa#copytftp://10.1.1.1/,asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin
4. Ifyouarenotalreadyinglobalconfigurationmode,accessglobalconfigurationmode:
configureterminal
5. Showthecurrentbootimagesconfigured(upto4):
showrunningconfigbootsystem
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#showrunningconfigbootsystem
bootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
bootsystemdisk0:/asa914smpk8.bin
TheASAusestheimagesintheorderlistedifthefirstimageisunavailable,thenextimageisused,andsoon.Youcannot
insertanewimageURLatthetopofthelisttospecifythenewimagetobefirst,youmustremoveanyexistingentries,and
entertheimageURLsintheorderdesired,accordingto6.and7..
6. Removeanyexistingbootimageconfigurationssothatyoucanenterthenewbootimageasyourfirstchoice:
nobootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/asa914smpk8.bin
7. SettheASAimagetoboot(theoneyoujustuploaded):
bootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#bootsystemdisk0://asa951smpk8.bin
Repeatthiscommandforanybackupimagesthatyouwanttouseincasethisimageisunavailable.Forexample,youcan
reentertheimagesthatyoupreviouslyremovedin6..
8. SettheASDMimagetouse(theoneyoujustuploaded):
asdmimage{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#asdmimagedisk0:/asdm751.bin
YoucanonlyconfigureoneASDMimagetouse,soyoudonotneedtofirstremovetheexistingconfiguration.
9. Savethenewsettingstothestartupconfiguration:
writememory
10. ReloadtheASA:
reload

(ASDM)UpgradefromYourLocalComputer

TheUpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputertoolletsyouuploadanimagefilefromyourcomputertotheflashfilesystemto
upgradetheASA.

Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)InASDM,backupyourexistingconfigurationusingtheTools>Backup
Configurationstool.
2. InthemainASDMapplicationwindow,chooseTools>UpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputer.
TheUpgradeSoftwaredialogboxappears.
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3. FromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist,chooseASDM.
4. IntheLocalFilePathfield,enterthelocalpathtothefileonyourcomputerorclickBrowseLocalFilestofindthefileon
yourPC.
5. IntheFlashFileSystemPathfield,enterthepathtotheflashfilesystemorclickBrowseFlashtofindthedirectoryor
fileintheflashfilesystem.
6. ClickUploadImage.Theuploadingprocessmighttakeafewminutes.
7. YouarepromptedtosetthisimageastheASDMimage.ClickYes.
8. YouareremindedtoexitASDMandsavetheconfiguration.ClickOK.YouexittheUpgradetool.Note:Youwillsavethe
configurationandreloadASDMafteryouupgradetheASAsoftware.
9. Repeat2.through8.,choosingASAfromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist.Youcanalsousethisproceduretoupload
otherfiletypes.
10. ChooseTools>SystemReloadtoreloadtheASA.
Anewwindowappearsthatasksyoutoverifythedetailsofthereload.
a. ClicktheSavetherunningconfigurationatthetimeofreloadradiobutton(thedefault).
b. Chooseatimetoreload(forexample,Now,thedefault).
c. ClickScheduleReload.
Oncethereloadisinprogress,aReloadStatuswindowappearsthatindicatesthatareloadisbeingperformed.Anoption
toexitASDMisalsoprovided.
11. AftertheASAreloads,restartASDM.

(ASDM)UpgradeUsingtheCisco.comWizard

TheUpgradeSoftwarefromCisco.comWizardletsyouautomaticallyupgradetheASDMandASAtomorecurrentversions.

Inthiswizard,youcandothefollowing:

ChooseanASAimagefileand/orASDMimagefiletoupgrade.
Note :ASDMdownloadsthelatestimageversion,whichincludesthebuildnumber.Forexample,ifyouaredownloading
9.4(1),thedownloadmightbe9.4(1.2).Thisbehaviorisexpected,soyoumayproceedwiththeplannedupgrade.
Reviewtheupgradechangesthatyouhavemade.
Downloadtheimageorimagesandinstallthem.
Reviewthestatusoftheinstallation.
Iftheinstallationcompletedsuccessfully,restarttheASAtosavetheconfigurationandcompletetheupgrade.
Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)InASDM,backupyourexistingconfigurationusingtheTools>Backup
Configurationstool.
2. ChooseTools>CheckforASA/ASDMUpdates.
Inmultiplecontextmode,accessthismenufromtheSystem.
TheCisco.comAuthenticationdialogboxappears.
3. EnteryourCisco.comusernameandpassword,andthenclickLogin.
TheCisco.comUpgradeWizardappears.
Note:Ifthereisnoupgradeavailable,adialogboxappears.ClickOKtoexitthewizard.
4. ClickNexttodisplaytheSelectSoftwarescreen.
ThecurrentASAversionandASDMversionappear.
5. ToupgradetheASAversionandASDMversion,performthefollowingsteps:
a. IntheASAarea,checktheUpgradetocheckbox,andthenchooseanASAversiontowhichyouwanttoupgradefrom
thedropdownlist.
b. IntheASDMarea,checktheUpgradetocheckbox,andthenchooseanASDMversiontowhichyouwanttoupgrade
fromthedropdownlist.
6. ClickNexttodisplaytheReviewChangesscreen.
7. Verifythefollowingitems:
TheASAimagefileand/orASDMimagefilethatyouhavedownloadedarethecorrectones.
TheASAimagefileand/orASDMimagefilethatyouwanttouploadarethecorrectones.
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ThecorrectASAbootimagehasbeenselected.
8. ClickNexttostarttheupgradeinstallation.
Youcanthenviewthestatusoftheupgradeinstallationasitprogresses.
TheResultsscreenappears,whichprovidesadditionaldetails,suchastheupgradeinstallationstatus(successorfailure).
9. Iftheupgradeinstallationsucceeded,fortheupgradeversionstotakeeffect,checktheSaveconfigurationandreload
devicenowcheckboxtorestarttheASA,andrestartASDM.
10. ClickFinishtoexitthewizardandsavetheconfigurationchangesthatyouhavemade.
Note :Toupgradetothenexthigherversion,ifany,youmustrestartthewizard.

UpgradeaFailoverPairorASACluster
Toperformazerodowntimeupgrade,youneedtoupgradeeachunitinaparticularorder.

UpgradeanActive/StandbyFailoverPair
UpgradeanActive/ActiveFailoverPair
UpgradeanASACluster

UpgradeanActive/StandbyFailoverPair

ToupgradetheActive/Standbyfailoverpair,performthefollowingsteps.

CLI
BeforeYouBegin

Performthesestepsontheactiveunit.

Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)Showtheconfigurationontheterminalsothatyoucanbackupyourconfiguration:
moresystem:runningconfig
Example:
active#moresystem:runningconfig
Copytheoutputfromthiscommand,thenpastetheconfigurationintoatextfile.Forothermethodsofbackingup,seethe
configurationguide.
2. CopytheASAsoftwaretotheactiveunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asa_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
active#copytftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smpk8.bin
ForothermethodsthanTFTP,seethecopycommand.
3. Copythesoftwaretothestandbyunitbesuretospecifythesamepathasfortheactiveunit:
failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/filename{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]filename
Example:
active#failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smp
k8.bin
4. CopytheASDMimagetotheactiveunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
active#copytftp://10.1.1.1/asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin
5. CopytheASDMimagetothestandbyunitbesuretospecifythesamepathasfortheactiveunit:
failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
active#failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin
6. Ifyouarenotalreadyinglobalconfigurationmode,accessglobalconfigurationmode:
configureterminal
7. Showthecurrentbootimagesconfigured(upto4):

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showrunningconfigbootsystem
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#showrunningconfigbootsystem
bootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
bootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
TheASAusestheimagesintheorderlistedifthefirstimageisunavailable,thenextimageisused,andsoon.Youcannot
insertanewimageURLatthetopofthelisttospecifythenewimagetobefirst,youmustremoveanyexistingentries,and
entertheimageURLsintheorderdesired,accordingto8.and9..
8. Removeanyexistingbootimageconfigurationssothatyoucanenterthenewbootimageasyourfirstchoice:
nobootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
9. SettheASAimagetoboot(theoneyoujustuploaded):
bootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#bootsystemdisk0://asa951smpk8.bin
Repeatthiscommandforanybackupimagesthatyouwanttouseincasethisimageisunavailable.Forexample,youcan
reentertheimagesthatyoupreviouslyremovedin8..
10. SettheASDMimagetouse(theoneyoujustuploaded):
asdmimage{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#asdmimagedisk0:/asdm751.bin
YoucanonlyconfigureoneASDMimagetouse,soyoudonotneedtofirstremovetheexistingconfiguration.
11. Savethenewsettingstothestartupconfiguration:
writememory
12. Reloadthestandbyunittobootthenewimage:
failoverreloadstandby
Waitforthestandbyunittofinishloading.UsetheshowfailovercommandtoverifythatthestandbyunitisintheStandby
Readystate.
13. Forcetheactiveunittofailovertothestandbyunit:
nofailoveractive
14. Reloadtheformeractiveunit(nowthenewstandbyunit):
reload
Ifyouwanttorestorethisunittobeactiveafteritreloads,enterthefailoveractivecommand.

ASDM
Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)InASDM,backupyourexistingconfigurationusingtheTools>Backup
Configurationstool.
2. Ontheactiveunit,inthemainASDMapplicationwindow,chooseTools>UpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputer.
TheUpgradeSoftwaredialogboxappears.
3. FromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist,chooseASDM.
4. IntheLocalFilePathfield,enterthelocalpathtothefileonyourcomputerorclickBrowseLocalFilestofindthefileon
yourPC.
5. IntheFlashFileSystemPathfield,enterthepathtotheflashfilesystemorclickBrowseFlashtofindthedirectoryor
fileintheflashfilesystem.
6. ClickUploadImage.Theuploadingprocessmighttakeafewminutes.
7. YouarepromptedtosetthisimageastheASDMimage.ClickYes.
8. YouareremindedtoexitASDMandsavetheconfiguration.ClickOK.YouexittheUpgradetool.Note:Youwillsavethe
configurationandreloadASDMafteryouupgradetheASAsoftware.
9. Repeat2.through8.,choosingASAfromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist.

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10. ClicktheSaveicononthetoolbartosaveyourconfigurationchanges.
11. ConnectASDMtothestandbyunit,anduploadtheASAandASDMsoftwareaccordingto2.through9.,usingthesame
filelocationsyouusedontheactiveunit.
12. ChooseTools>SystemReloadtoreloadthestandbyASA.
Anewwindowappearsthatasksyoutoverifythedetailsofthereload.
a. ClicktheSavetherunningconfigurationatthetimeofreloadradiobutton(thedefault).
b. Chooseatimetoreload(forexample,Now,thedefault).
c. ClickScheduleReload.
Oncethereloadisinprogress,aReloadStatuswindowappearsthatindicatesthatareloadisbeingperformed.Anoption
toexitASDMisalsoprovided.
13. AfterthestandbyASAreloads,restartASDMandconnecttothestandbyunittomakesureitisrunning.
14. ConnectASDMtotheactiveunitagain.
15. ForcetheactiveunittofailovertothestandbyunitbychoosingMonitoring>Properties>Failover>Status,and
clickingMakeStandby.
16. ChooseTools>SystemReloadtoreloadthe(formerly)activeASA.
Anewwindowappearsthatasksyoutoverifythedetailsofthereload.
a. ClicktheSavetherunningconfigurationatthetimeofreloadradiobutton(thedefault).
b. Chooseatimetoreload(forexample,Now,thedefault).
c. ClickScheduleReload.
Oncethereloadisinprogress,aReloadStatuswindowappearsthatindicatesthatareloadisbeingperformed.Anoption
toexitASDMisalsoprovided.
AftertheASAcomesup,itwillnowbethestandbyunit.

UpgradeanActive/ActiveFailoverPair

ToupgradetwounitsinanActive/Activefailoverconfiguration,performthefollowingsteps.

CLI
BeforeYouBegin

Performthesestepsinthesystemexecutionspace.Alsoperformthesestepsontheprimaryunit.

Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)Showtheconfigurationontheterminalsothatyoucanbackupyourconfiguration:
moresystem:runningconfig
Copytheoutputfromthiscommand,thenpastetheconfigurationintoatextfile.Forothermethodsofbackingup,seethe
configurationguide.
2. CopytheASAsoftwaretotheprimaryunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asa_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
primary#copytftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smpk8.bin
ForothermethodsthanTFTP,seethecopycommand.
3. Copythesoftwaretothesecondaryunitbesuretospecifythesamepathasfortheprimaryunit:
failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/filename{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]filename
Example:
primary#failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smp
k8.bin
4. CopytheASDMimagetotheprimaryunitflashmemory:
copytftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
primary#copytftp://10.1.1.1/asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin

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5. CopytheASDMimagetothesecondaryunitbesuretospecifythesamepathasfortheactiveunit:
failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
primary#failoverexecmatecopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin
6. Makebothfailovergroupsactiveontheprimaryunit:
failoveractivegroup1
failoveractivegroup2
7. Ifyouarenotalreadyinglobalconfigurationmode,accessglobalconfigurationmode:
configureterminal
Example:
primary(config)#configureterminal
8. Showthecurrentbootimagesconfigured(upto4):
showrunningconfigbootsystem
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#showrunningconfigbootsystem
bootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
bootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
TheASAusestheimagesintheorderlistedifthefirstimageisunavailable,thenextimageisused,andsoon.Youcannot
insertanewimageURLatthetopofthelisttospecifythenewimagetobefirst,youmustremoveanyexistingentries,and
entertheimageURLsintheorderdesired,accordingto9.and10..
9. Removeanyexistingbootimageconfigurationssothatyoucanenterthenewbootimageasyourfirstchoice:
nobootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
10. SettheASAimagetoboot(theoneyoujustuploaded):
bootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#bootsystemdisk0://asa951smpk8.bin
Repeatthiscommandforanybackupimagesthatyouwanttouseincasethisimageisunavailable.Forexample,youcan
reentertheimagesthatyoupreviouslyremovedin9..
11. SettheASDMimagetouse(theoneyoujustuploaded):
asdmimage{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#asdmimagedisk0:/asdm751.bin
YoucanonlyconfigureoneASDMimagetouse,soyoudonotneedtofirstremovetheexistingconfiguration.
12. Savethenewsettingstothestartupconfiguration:
writememory
13. Reloadthesecondaryunittobootthenewimage:
failoverreloadstandby
Waitforthesecondaryunittofinishloading.Usetheshowfailovercommandtoverifythatbothfailovergroupsareinthe
StandbyReadystate.
14. Forcebothfailovergroupstobecomeactiveonthesecondaryunit:
nofailoveractivegroup1
nofailoveractivegroup2
15. Reloadtheprimaryunit:
reload
Ifthefailovergroupsareconfiguredwiththepreemptcommand,theyautomaticallybecomeactiveontheirdesignatedunit
afterthepreemptdelayhaspassed.Ifthefailovergroupsarenotconfiguredwiththepreemptcommand,youcanreturn
themtoactivestatusontheirdesignatedunitsusingthefailoveractivegroupcommand.

ASDM

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BeforeYouBegin

Performthesestepsinthesystemexecutionspace.

Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)InASDM,backupyourexistingconfigurationusingtheTools>Backup
Configurationstool.
2. Ontheprimaryunit,inthemainASDMapplicationwindow,chooseTools>UpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputer.
TheUpgradeSoftwaredialogboxappears.
3. FromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist,chooseASDM.
4. IntheLocalFilePathfield,enterthelocalpathtothefileonyourcomputerorclickBrowseLocalFilestofindthefileon
yourPC.
5. IntheFlashFileSystemPathfield,enterthepathtotheflashfilesystemorclickBrowseFlashtofindthedirectoryor
fileintheflashfilesystem.
6. ClickUploadImage.Theuploadingprocessmighttakeafewminutes.
7. YouarepromptedtosetthisimageastheASDMimage.ClickYes.
8. YouareremindedtoexitASDMandsavetheconfiguration.ClickOK.YouexittheUpgradetool.Note:Youwillsavethe
configurationandreloadASDMafteryouupgradetheASAsoftware.
9. Repeat2.through8.,choosingASAfromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist.
10. ClicktheSaveicononthetoolbartosaveyourconfigurationchanges.
11. MakebothfailovergroupsactiveontheprimaryunitbychoosingMonitoring>Failover>FailoverGroup#,where#is
thenumberofthefailovergroupyouwanttomovetotheprimaryunit,andclickingMakeActive.
12. ConnectASDMtothesecondaryunit,anduploadtheASAandASDMsoftwareaccordingto2.through9.,usingthe
samefilelocationsyouusedontheactiveunit.
13. ChooseTools>SystemReloadtoreloadthesecondaryASA.
Anewwindowappearsthatasksyoutoverifythedetailsofthereload.
a. ClicktheSavetherunningconfigurationatthetimeofreloadradiobutton(thedefault).
b. Chooseatimetoreload(forexample,Now,thedefault).
c. ClickScheduleReload.
Oncethereloadisinprogress,aReloadStatuswindowappearsthatindicatesthatareloadisbeingperformed.Anoption
toexitASDMisalsoprovided.
14. ConnectASDMtotheprimaryunit,andcheckwhenthesecondaryunitreloadsbychoosingMonitoring>Failover>
System.
15. Afterthesecondaryunitcomesup,forcetheprimaryunittofailovertothesecondaryunitbychoosingMonitoring>
Properties>Failover>System,andclickingMakeStandby.
16. ChooseTools>SystemReloadtoreloadthe(formerly)activeASA.
Anewwindowappearsthatasksyoutoverifythedetailsofthereload.
a. ClicktheSavetherunningconfigurationatthetimeofreloadradiobutton(thedefault).
b. Chooseatimetoreload(forexample,Now,thedefault).
c. ClickScheduleReload.
Oncethereloadisinprogress,aReloadStatuswindowappearsthatindicatesthatareloadisbeingperformed.Anoption
toexitASDMisalsoprovided.
IfthefailovergroupsareconfiguredwithPreemptEnabled,theyautomaticallybecomeactiveontheirdesignatedunitafter
thepreemptdelayhaspassed.IfthefailovergroupsarenotconfiguredwithPreemptEnabled,youcanreturnthemto
activestatusontheirdesignatedunitsusingtheMonitoring>Failover>FailoverGroup#pane.

UpgradeanASACluster

ToupgradeallunitsinanASAcluster,performthefollowingstepsonthemasterunit.Formultiplecontextmode,perform
thesestepsinthesystemexecutionspace.

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Procedure
1. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)Backupyourconfigurationfile:
moresystem:runningconfig
Copytheoutputfromthiscommand,thenpastetheconfigurationintoatextfile.Forothermethodsofbackingup,seethe
generaloperationsconfigurationguide.
2. CopytheASAsoftwaretoallunitsinthecluster:
clusterexeccopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/asa_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
master#clusterexeccopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asa951smpk8.bindisk0:/asa951smpk8.bin
ForothermethodsthanTFTP,seethecopycommand.
3. CopytheASDMimagetoallunitsinthecluster:
clusterexeccopy/noconfirmtftp://server[/path]/asdm_image_name{disk0:/|disk1:/}
[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
master#clusterexeccopy/noconfirmtftp://10.1.1.1/asdm751.bindisk0:/asdm751.bin
4. Ifyouarenotalreadyinglobalconfigurationmode,accessglobalconfigurationmode:
configureterminal
5. Showthecurrentbootimagesconfigured(upto4):
showrunningconfigbootsystem
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#showrunningconfigbootsystem
bootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
bootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
TheASAusestheimagesintheorderlistedifthefirstimageisunavailable,thenextimageisused,andsoon.Youcannot
insertanewimageURLatthetopofthelisttospecifythenewimagetobefirst,youmustremoveanyexistingentries,and
entertheimageURLsintheorderdesired,accordingto6.and7..
6. Removeanyexistingbootimageconfigurationssothatyoucanenterthenewbootimageasyourfirstchoice:
nobootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/cdisk.bin
ciscoasa(config)#nobootsystemdisk0:/asa941smpk8.bin
7. SettheASAimagetoboot(theoneyoujustuploaded):
bootsystem{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asa_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#bootsystemdisk0://asa951smpk8.bin
Repeatthiscommandforanybackupimagesthatyouwanttouseincasethisimageisunavailable.Forexample,youcan
reentertheimagesthatyoupreviouslyremovedin6..
8. SettheASDMimagetouse(theoneyoujustuploaded):
asdmimage{disk0:/|disk1:/}[path/]asdm_image_name
Example:
ciscoasa(config)#asdmimagedisk0:/asdm751.bin
YoucanonlyconfigureoneASDMimagetouse,soyoudonotneedtofirstremovetheexistingconfiguration.
9. Savethenewsettingstothestartupconfiguration:
writememory
10. Reloadeachslaveunitwhenyourepeatthiscommandforeachunitname:
clusterexecunitslaveunitreloadnoconfirm
Example:
master#clusterexecunitunit2reloadnoconfirm
Toavoidconnectionlossandallowtraffictostabilize,waitforeachunittocomebackup(approximately5minutes)before
reloadingthenextunit.Toviewmembernames,enterclusterexecunit?,orentertheshowclusterinfocommand.
11. Disableclusteringonthemasterunit:
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Waitfor5minutesforanewmastertobeselectedandtraffictostabilize.Donotenterwritememorywhenthemasterunit
reloads,youwantclusteringtobeenabledonit.
12. Reloadthemasterunit:
reloadnoconfirm
Anewelectiontakesplaceforanewmasterunit.Whentheformermasterunitrejoinsthecluster,itwillbeaslave.

ASDM
Procedure
13. LaunchASDMonthemasterunit.
14. (Ifthereisaconfigurationmigration)InASDM,backupyourexistingconfigurationusingtheTools>Backup
Configurationstool.
15. InthemainASDMapplicationwindow,chooseTools>UpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputer.
TheUpgradeSoftwarefromLocalComputerdialogboxappears.
16. ClicktheAlldevicesintheclusterradiobutton.
TheUpgradeSoftwaredialogboxappears.
17. FromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist,chooseASDM.
18. IntheLocalFilePathfield,enterthelocalpathtothefileonyourcomputerorclickBrowseLocalFilestofindthefile
onyourPC.
19. IntheFlashFileSystemPathfield,enterthepathtotheflashfilesystemorclickBrowseFlashtofindthedirectoryor
fileintheflashfilesystem.
20. ClickUploadImage.Theuploadingprocessmighttakeafewminutes.
21. YouarepromptedtosetthisimageastheASDMimage.ClickYes.
22. YouareremindedtoexitASDMandsavetheconfiguration.ClickOK.YouexittheUpgradetool.Note:Youwillsavethe
configurationandreloadASDMafteryouupgradetheASAsoftware.
23. Repeat15.through22.,choosingASAfromtheImagetoUploaddropdownlist.
24. ClicktheSaveicononthetoolbartosaveyourconfigurationchanges.
25. ChooseTools>SystemReload.
TheSystemReloaddialogboxappears.
26. ReloadeachslaveunitoneatatimebychoosingaslaveunitnamefromtheDevicedropdownlist,andthenclicking
ScheduleReloadtoreloadtheunitnow.
Toavoidconnectionlossandallowtraffictostabilize,waitforeachunittocomebackup(approximately5minutes)before
reloadingthenextunit.Toviewwhenaunitrejoinsthecluster,seetheMonitoring>ASACluster>ClusterSummary
pane.
27. Afterallslaveunitshavereloaded,disableclusteringonthemasterunitbychoosingConfiguration>Device
Management>HighAvailabilityandScalability>ASACluster,unchecktheParticipateinASAclustercheckbox,and
clickApply.
Waitfor5minutesforanewmastertobeselectedandtraffictostabilize.Whentheformermasterunitrejoinsthecluster,it
willbeaslave.
Donotsavetheconfigurationwhenthemasterunitreloads,youwantclusteringtobeenabledonit.
28. ChooseTools>SystemReloadandreloadthemasterunitfromtheSystemReloaddialogboxbychoosingThis
DevicefromtheDevicedropdownlist.
29. QuitandrestartASDMyouwillreconnecttothenewmasterunit.

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