Migrate from the Cisco ASA5505 to Cisco ASA5506X Series

Cisco has announced the end-of-life and end-of-sale dates for the popular Cisco firewall products-Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance. And customers are encouraged to migrate from the Cisco ASA5505 to Cisco ASA5506X Series products.

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For the users who are using ASA 5505 series, or deciding to purchase Cisco ASA series, the migration guide below may be helpful.

Migration to Cisco ASA5506X Series
End-of-Sale Product Part Number Product Description Replacement Product Description
ASA5505-50-BUN-K8 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, 50 Users, 8 ports, DES ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-50-BUN-K9 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, 50 Users, 8 ports, 3DES/AES
ASA5505-BUN-K9 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, 10 Users, 8 ports, 3DES/AES ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-DISTI-512= 512MB Memory for Cisco ASA 5505
ASA5505-FIPS-KIT ^Cisco ASA 5505 Fips Kit ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-FIPS-KIT= ASA 5505 FIPS Kit
ASA5505-K8 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, 10 Users, 8 ports, DES
ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-ME-CPW-K9 ASA 5505 Intercompany Media Engine K9 CUWP License
ASA5505-ME-CPW-K9= ASA 5505 Intercompany Media Engine K9 CUWP License  

ASA5506-X Series

ASA5505-ME-K9 ASA 5505 Intercompany Media Engine K9 License
ASA5505-ME-K9= ^ASA 5505 Intercompany Media Engine K9 License- Titan SKU Reduction ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-PWR-AC ASA 5505 AC Power Supply Adapter ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-PWR-AC= ASA 5505 Spare AC Power Supply Adapter
ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-RACK-MNT ASA 5505 rack mount kit
ASA5505-RACK-MNT= ASA 5505 Rack Mount Kit ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SEC-BUN-K8 ASA 5505 Sec Plus Appliance with SW, UL Users, HA, DES ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SEC-BUN-K9 ASA 5505 Sec Plus Appliance with SW, UL Users, HA, 3DES/AES.
ASA5505-SEC-NFR-K8 ASA 5505 NFR Appl w/ SW, Sec Plus, UL Users, 8 Ports, DES ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SEC-PL ASA 5505 Sec. Plus Lic. w/ HA, DMZ, VLAN trunk, more conns.
ASA5505-SEC-PL= ASA 5505 Sec. Plus Lic. w/ HA, DMZ, VLAN trunk, more conns.
ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SW-10 ASA 5505 10 User software license
ASA5505-SW-10-50= ASA 5505 10-to-50 User upgrade software license ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SW-10-UL= ASA 5505 10-to-Unlimited User upgrade software license
ASA5505-SW-50 ASA 5505 50 User software license ASA5506-X Series
ASA5505-SW-50-UL= ASA 5505 50-to-Unlimited User upgrade software license
ASA5505-SW-UL ASA 5505 Unlimited User (UL) software license
ASA5505-UL-BUN-K8 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, UL Users, 8 ports, DES
ASA5505-UL-BUN-K9 ASA 5505 Appliance with SW, UL Users, 8 ports, 3DES/AES
L-ASA5505-ME-K8= ASA 5505 Intercompany Media Engine K8 License (eDelivery)
L-ASA5505-P-3Y Cisco Defense Orchestrator for ASA5505 3yr subscr
L-ASA5505-P-5Y Cisco Defense Orchestrator for ASA5505 5yr subscr

The last day to order the affected product(s) is August 25, 2017.

Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in the following Table of the EoL bulletin.

Table1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the affected product(s).

 End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ASA 5505 Adaptive Security Appliance
Milestone Definition Date
End-of-Life Announcement Date The date the document that announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life of a product is distributed to the general public. February 24, 2017
End-of-Sale Date:
HW, License
The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date. August 25, 2017
Last Ship Date:
HW, License
The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time. November 23, 2017
End of Routine Failure Analysis Date:
HW
The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of hardware product failure or defect. August 25, 2018
End of New Service Attachment Date:
HW
For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract. August 25, 2018
End of Service Contract Renewal Date:
HW
The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product. November 20, 2021
Last Date of Support:
HW
The last date to receive applicable service and support for the product as entitled by active service contracts or by warranty terms and conditions. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete. August 31, 2022

HW=Hardware    OS SW=Operating System Software     App. SW=Application Software

For customers with active and paid service and support contracts, support will be available under the terms and conditions of customers’ service contract.

The detailed EoL and EoS News for Cisco ASA 5505 you can read here: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/security/asa-5505-adaptive-security-appliance/eos-eol-notice-c51-738642.html

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