Examining Your Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) License

If you want to know what you are licensed for by way of your Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), you can find out in two places. If you reboot your ASA, licensing information is shown during the boot process. You likely will not want to reboot your ASA just to see the licensing information though, so you can also view it through the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM).

Launch the ASDM, and on the Home screen, click the License tab in the Device Information section. An excerpt of the boot process in the following code so you can see the licensing that is presented during the boot process:

CISCO SYSTEMS
Embedded BIOS Version 1.0(12)6 08/21/06 17:26:53.43
Low Memory: 632 KB
High Memory: 251 MB
PCI Device Table.
Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class              Irq
 00  01  00   1022   2080  Host Bridge
 00  01  02   1022   2082  Chipset En/Decrypt 11
 00  0C  00   1148   4320  Ethernet           11
 00  0D  00   177D   0003  Network En/Decrypt 10
 00  0F  00   1022   2090  ISA Bridge
 00  0F  02   1022   2092  IDE Controller
 00  0F  03   1022   2093  Audio              10
 00  0F  04   1022   2094  Serial Bus         9
 00  0F  05   1022   2095  Serial Bus         9
Evaluating BIOS Options ...
Launch BIOS Extension to setup ROMMON
Cisco Systems ROMMON Version (1.0(12)6) #0: Mon Aug 21 19:34:06 PDT 2006
Platform ASA5505
Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt boot.
Use SPACE to begin boot immediately.
Launching BootLoader...
Default configuration file contains 1 entry.
Searching / for images to boot.
Loading /asa803-k8.bin... Booting...
Loading...
Processor memory 188010496, Reserved memory: 20971520 (DSOs: 0 + kernel: 20971520)
Guest RAM start: 0xd3800080
Guest RAM   end: 0xdd400000
Guest RAM   brk: 0xd3801000
IO memory 39403520 bytes
IO memory start: 0xd0fff000
IO memory   end: 0xd3593000
Total SSMs found: 0
Total NICs found: 10
88E6095 rev 2 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 09 MAC: 0000.0003.0002
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 08 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d9
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 07 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d8
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 06 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d7
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 05 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d6
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 04 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d5
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 03 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d4
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 02 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d3
88E6095 rev 2 Ethernet @ index 01 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93d2
y88acs06 rev16 Gigabit Ethernet @ index 00 MAC: 001f.ca8c.93da
Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces  : 8
VLANs                        : 20, DMZ Unrestricted
Inside Hosts                 : Unlimited
Failover                     : Active/Standby
VPN-DES                      : Enabled
VPN-3DES-AES                 : Enabled
VPN Peers                    : 25
webVPN Peers                 : 2
Dual ISPs                    : Enabled
VLAN Trunk Ports             : 8
AnyConnect for Mobile        : Disabled
AnyConnect for Linksys phone : Disabled
Advanced Endpoint Assessment : Disabled
This platform has an ASA 5505 Security Plus license.
Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-5505 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0)
                             Boot microcode   : CN1000-MC-BOOT-2.00
                             SSL/IKE microcode: CNLite-MC-SSLm-PLUS-2.01
                             IPSec microcode  : CNlite-MC-IPSECm-MAIN-2.04
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