Configure resource management for contexts

Posted on November 17, 2010

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With this feature you can specify the resource usage between the contexts. This feat is available from OS version 7.2.1.

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Release Notes, Version 7.2(1):
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa72/release/notes/asarn72.html

Configuration guide:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa72/configuration/guide/mngcntxt.html

The following table show the resource types and the limits for resource management:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/asa72/configuration/guide/mngcntxt.html#wp1113989

You can reach this list from cli as well:

hostname# show resource types

Configuration example

All configuration must be added in System execution space Configuration.

! Define a class and the required limits
!
hostname(config)# class gold
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource mac-addresses 10000
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource conns 15%
hostname(config)# class silver
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource rate conns 1000
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource rate inspects 500
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource hosts 9000
hostname(config-class)# limit-resource asdm 5
!
! Add the context to the class
!
hostname(config)# context CustomerA
hostname(config-ctx)# member gold
hostname(config)# context CustomerB
hostname(config-ctx)# member silver

Show commands

hostname# show resource allocation detail
hostname# show resource usage context CustomerA
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