Table of Contents
- General Device to Feature Support for Security Manager
- IPv6 Support by Device Type
- Supported Devices for Security Manager
- Supported Software for Security Manager
- Software Supported in Downward Compatibility Mode
- Supported Devices and Software Versions for Auto Update Server
- Supported Devices and Software Versions for Performance Monitor
Broadly speaking, Security Manager has these main features: device configuration, event management, and report management. The following table explains which classes of device are supported for each feature. The exact models and software versions supported in each device class are listed in subsequent sections.
Security Manager provides some support for IPv6 configurations. The following table lists the general device support for IPv6 in Security Manager. For the specific policies that you can configure, see the Getting Started chapter in the User Guide for Cisco Security Manager .
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM) 1
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Intrusion Detection System (IDSM-2) Services Module 1
Cisco 7600/Catalyst 6500 IPSec VPN Services Module (VPNSM)1
Cisco 7600 Series/Catalyst 6500 Series IPSec VPN Shared Port Adapter (VPN SPA) 1
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series VPN Services Port Adapter (VSPA) 1
The following list describes the minimum supported software versions plus the specific release numbers that have additional support in Security Manager for devices that run operating systems other than Cisco IOS Software. You must use a software version that meets at least the minimum. If you use a version that is not listed, Security Manager will treat it as one of these versions (the most closely-matching version, which is typically the release number nearest to it but lower). Any features that are unique to the version you are using are not supported in Security Manager.
- Cisco ASA-5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA)—ASA Software Release 7.0(1-2, 4-8), 7.1(1-2), 7.2(1-4), 8.0(2-3, 5), 8.1(1-2), 8.2(1-3), 8.3(1-2), 8.4(1).
– If you upgrade a device that you are already managing in Security Manager to 8.3(1) or higher, you must delete the device from the inventory and then add it back. This is required due to significant policy changes between the 8.3 release and lower releases. This requirement applies to all device models, including upgrades of a 5585-X from 8.2(3) to 8.4(1).
– You cannot use Security Manager to manage an ASA 8.3+ device if you enable password encryption using the password encryption aes command. You must turn off password encryption before you can add the device to the Security Manager inventory.
- Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM)—FWSM Software Release 2.2(1), 2.3(1-4), 3.1(1, 3-9), 3.2(1-4), 4.0(1), and 4.1(1).
- Cisco PIX 500 Series Firewalls—PIX Firewall Software Release 6.3(1-5), 7.0(1-2, 4-8), 7.1(1-2), 7.2(1-5), and 8.0(2-4).
- IPS sensors and modules—IPS Software 5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 7.0, and 7.1 with these restrictions:
– You cannot configure any IPv6 features that are available with version 6.2 and higher. If you configure IPv6 features directly on the device, Security Manager does not disturb your configuration. Consider using Security Manager’s FlexConfig feature to manage IPv6 configurations.
The following list describes the minimum supported Cisco IOS Software versions plus the specific release numbers that have additional support in Security Manager for standard routers. You must use a software version that meets at least the minimum. If you use a version that is not listed, Security Manager will treat it as one of these versions (the most closely-matching version, which is typically the release number nearest to it but lower). Any features that are unique to the version you are using are not supported in Security Manager. Note that the device model might limit the versions you are allowed to install; this is not controlled by Security Manager.
- 15.1T—Versions include 15.1(1)T.
- 15.0—Versions include 15.0(1)M.
- 12.4T—Versions include 12.4(2)T, 12.4(4)T, 12.4(6)T, 12.4(9)T, 12.4(11)T, 12.4(11)T1, 12.4(11)T2, 12.4(15)T, 12.4(20)T, 12.4(22)T, 12.4(24)T.
- 12.4—Versions include 12.4(1), 12.4(1a), 12.4(3).
- 12.3(2)T—Versions include 12.3(2)T1-9, 12.3(4)T, 12.3(4)T1-11, 12.3(7)T, 12.3(7)T1-7, 12.3(8)T, 12.3(8)T1-7, 12.3(11)T, 12.3(11)T1-3, 12.3(13)T, 12.3(14)T, 12.3(14)T2.
- 12.3—Versions include:
The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers use Cisco IOS XE Software, which uses a different numbering scheme from standard Cisco IOS Software. However, these release numbers are mapped to standard IOS release numbers in Security Manager. The following are the supported Cisco IOS XE Software releases and the Cisco IOS software equivalent releases used in Security Manager:
- 2.1.x—Called 12.2(33)XNA.
- 2.2.x—Called 12.2(33)XNB.
- 2.3.x—Called 12.2(33)XNC. Security Manager treats this release as equivalent to 2.2 (12.2(33)XNB) except for the addition of GET VPN support.
- 2.4.x—Called 12.2(33)XND. No features that are new in this release are supported. This is the lowest release supported on the ASR 1002 Fixed Router.
- 2.5.x—Called 12.2(33)XNE. Security Manager treats this release as equivalent to 2.4 (12.2(22)XND) except for the addition of DMVPN phase 3 support (for direct spoke-to-spoke communications).
- 2.6.x—Called 12.2(33)XNF. No features that are new in this release are supported.
- 3.1.x—Called 15.0(1)S. No features that are new in this release are supported.
- Security Manager does not support Cisco IOS Software Release 15.x for Catalyst switches.
- For routers running Release 12.1 and 12.2, there is limited support for Layer 3 access rules, interfaces, and FlexConfigs, but not for any other features.
- The software release you can use on a device is always limited to those releases that the hardware supports. For example, the 1900, 2900, and 3900 series ISRs require 15.0(1)M as a minimum release.
- The Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers require Cisco IOS XE Software. For more detailed information, see Basic Cisco IOS XE Software Support.
- For the Catalyst 6500/7600, you can use Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1, 12.2 and these versions at the specified point release and later: 12.1(13)E, 12.1(17B)SXA, 12.1(19)E, 12.1(20)E, 12.1(22)E, 12.1(23)E, 12.1(26)E, 12.2(14)SX, 12.2(14)SY, 12.2(17a)SX, 12.2(17d)SXB, 12.2(18)SXD, 12.2(18)SXE, 12.2(18)SXE1, 12.2(18)SXE2, 12.2(18)SXE4, 12.2(18)SXF2, 12.2(18)SXF4, 12.2(33)SRA, 12.2(33)SRB, 12.2(33)SXH, and 12.2(33)SXI.
- For the Catalyst 3500/4500, you can use Cisco IOS Software Release 12.1 and 12.2 and the following versions at the specified point release and later. Note that specific devices support a subset of the listed versions:
- To configure and manage VPNs on Catalyst 6500/7600 devices, the earliest software release is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(17b)SXA.
- To configure and manage IDSM settings on Catalyst 6500/7600 devices, the earliest software release is Cisco IOS Software Release 12.2(18)SXF4.
- For routers running an IPS-enabled version of Cisco IOS Software, the earliest supported Cisco IOS Software release is 12.4(11)T2. In addition, to perform signature updates on routers running Cisco IOS Software release 15.0, you need a a separate ios-ips-update license, which you must manually apply to the device.
- The IPS subsystem has a separate numbering scheme, which you can view in the device properties in Security Manager. The 3.x subsystems are equivalent to IPS 5.x. The subsystems are:
Security Manager directly supports many individual point releases for the various operating systems you can use with the supported devices. When Security Manager supports a specific point release, it means that you can configure some features new to that release using the product.
Some point releases are supported in “downward compatibility mode.” In this mode, you can use the product to configure devices running that point release, but you cannot configure features that are new in the release unless you use FlexConfigs. Thus, the point release is treated as being the same as the nearest point release to it, and Security Manager maps the release number to that supported release.
The following table lists the releases that are specifically supported in Security Manager, and the point releases that are supported as downward equivalents to the release. The table might not include information about every downward compatible release. In general, if a version is not listed here or in Supported Software for Security Manager, Security Manager will treat it as one of the supported versions (the most closely-matching version, which is typically the release number nearest to it but lower).
You can use the Auto Update Server application with any Cisco ASA-5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance or Cisco PIX 500 Series Firewall and ASA or PIX software versions supported by Security Manager.
The following table lists the devices that you can monitor in Performance Monitor and describes supported software versions on those devices. The software versions that you can use on a device are limited in all cases by what can actually run on the device and are further limited in some cases by restrictions that Performance Monitor imposes.
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