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Cisco Bug: CSCtb73930 - DOC: Configuring a new license takes effect without reload in 8.x

Last Modified

Nov 09, 2016

Products (2)

  • Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Firewalls
  • Cisco ASA 5580 Adaptive Security Appliance

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The document should clearly mention that if we configure a new activation key for a different license specially in case of a failover pair, then it immediately takes effect without reloading causing the failover to get disabled on the primary. The document ID 70390 explains how to install new license on the ASA/PIX failover pair but doesn't mention about this change. It should be incorporated.


When we have a PIX/ASA failover pair running 8.x code and we configure new license on the primary then it takes effect immediately without having to reload the primary device causing the failover to get disabled.
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