ASA TFTP Error – (Cannot allocate memory)

KB ID 0000787 Dtd 15/03/13

Problem

I updated my ASA to version 9.1(1) tonight, that went well, but when I tried to update the ASDM image to version 7.1(1)-52 this happened;

Accessing tftp://10.254.254.109/asdm-711-52.bin…!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! %Error writing disk0:/asdm-711-52.bin (Cannot allocate memory) Petes-ASA#

Solution

1. Initially I thought I’d just need to clear some junk out of the flash, but a spring clean didn’t help either, turns out I need to free up some RAM by disabling some stuff.

Note: I could also have booted to ROMMON mode, and copied the files into flash. (But I was too lazy to dig out a console cable and walk to the dining room).

Petes-ASA)# configure terminal Petes-ASA(config)# no threat-detection basic-threat Petes-ASA(config)# no threat-detection statistics tcp-intercept Petes-ASA(config)# no threat-detection statistics Petes-ASA(config)# no webvpn Petes-ASA(config)# wr mem Building configuration… Cryptochecksum: 7b4c70ea dddb5908 f288701a 070f323a

9622 bytes copied in 1.230 secs (9622 bytes/sec) [OK] Petes-ASA(config)#

2. Then I could copy over the image successfully.

Petes-ASA(config)# copy tftp flash

Address or name of remote host []? 10.254.254.109

Source filename []? asdm-711-52.bin

Destination filename [disk0]? asdm-711-52.bin

Accessing tftp://10.1.0.212/asdm-711-52.bin..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <<<<Removed lots for the sake of Space>>>> Writing file disk0:asdm-711-52.bin… !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8312832 bytes copied in 70.230 secs (118754 bytes/sec) Petes-ASA(config)# asdm image disk0:/asdm-711-52.bin

3. Then turn everything back on again, and save the changes.

Petes-ASA(config)# threat-detection basic-threat Petes-ASA(config)# threat-detection statistics tcp-intercept Petes-ASA(config)# threat-detection statistics Petes-ASA(config)# webvpn Petes-ASA(config)# wr mem Cryptochecksum: 7b4c70ee dddb5999 f288701a 070f323a

9622 bytes copied in 1.230 secs (9622 bytes/sec) [OK] Petes-ASA(config)#

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