The show version command displays the PIX Firewall unit’s software version, operating time since last reboot, processor type, Flash memory type, interface boards, serial number (BIOS ID), activation key value, license type (R or UR), and timestamp for when the configuration was last modified.

The serial number listed with the show version command in PIX Firewall software Version 5.3 and higher is for the Flash memory BIOS. This number is different from the serial number on the chassis. When you get a software upgrade, you will need the serial number that appears in the show version command, not the chassis number.

For PIX Firewall software Version 6.3(2) and higher, the show version command shows the maximum number of physical interfaces as well as the maximum number of logical interfaces for use with VLANs.


quik# show version
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version 7.0(7)
Device Manager Version 5.0(7)

Compiled on Fri 06-Jul-07 10:37 by builders
System image file is "disk0:/asa707-k8.bin"
Config file at boot was "startup-config"

quik up 2 days 18 hours

Hardware:   ASA5510, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 4 Celeron 1600 MHz
Internal ATA Compact Flash, 256MB
BIOS Flash M50FW080 @ 0xffe00000, 1024KB

Encryption hardware device : Cisco ASA-55x0 on-board accelerator (revision 0x0)
                             Boot microcode   : ☻CNlite-MC-Boot-Cisco-1.2
                             SSL/IKE microcode: ♥CNlite-MC-IPSEC-Admin-3.03
                             IPSec microcode  : ☺CNlite-MC-IPSECm-MAIN-2.04
 0: Ext: Ethernet0/0         : address is 001d.a259.700a, irq 9
 1: Ext: Ethernet0/1         : address is 001d.a259.700b, irq 9
 2: Ext: Ethernet0/2         : address is 001d.a259.700c, irq 9
 3: Ext: Not licensed        : irq 9
 4: Ext: Management0/0       : address is 001d.a259.700e, irq 11
 5: Int: Not used            : irq 11
 6: Int: Not used            : irq 5

Licensed features for this platform:
Maximum Physical Interfaces : 4
Maximum VLANs               : 10
Inside Hosts                : Unlimited
Failover                    : Disabled
VPN-DES                     : Enabled
VPN-3DES-AES                : Enabled
Security Contexts           : 0
GTP/GPRS                    : Disabled
VPN Peers                   : 50

This platform has a Base license.

Serial Number: JMX1208L1N8
Running Activation Key: 0x35387e7e 0x34d9943a 0x7491057c 0xb0b4b474 0x07388c81
Configuration register is 0x1
Configuration has not been modified since last system restart.

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