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How to enable new features by activating a new activation key in Cisco ASA step by step

There are situations  where your Cisco hardware fails and you will need to replacement

most of the times hardware is sent with the correct licencing and often times you are actually missing the key features like Failover and VPN

below is an example of a device with the failover license disabled

 

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If  you ever run into that you will need to call Cisco support again and get an activation key for your Cisco ASA firewall/VPN

The process is fairly simple and all you need is to copy the key that is sent to you and use the below command to activate the feature – the command is called “activation-key” and then the code that is sent to you by Cisco Support

 

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Once you hit enter – please confirm and this will apply the activation key

 

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Once the activation key is applied then you will need to reload the ASA to get the activation key to take effect

 

 

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