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Cisco Asa AnyConnect essentials max 2 sessions

The Cisco Asa can be loaded with an AnyConnect Essentials bundle to handle to maximum number of sessions supported by your ASA appliance. But even though you have applied the Any Connect Essential bundel you still find the device limited by two sessions.

When you check your logging you will see the following two notifications:

%ASA-4-716023: Group <GroupPolicy_VPNUSERS> User <user> IP <IP> Session could not be established: session limit of 2 reached.
%ASA-4-716007: Group <GroupPolicy_VPNUSERS> User <user> IP <IP> WebVPN Unable to create session.

Check your firewall version to see if the AnyConnection license is applied.

show version | grep AnyConnect

AnyConnect for Mobile        : Disabled
AnyConnect for Linksys phone : Disabled
AnyConnect Essentials        : Enabled

Check you Firewall configuration to see if the AnyConnect is enabled

show run | grep anyconnect-essentials

If you receive zero results you have to enable AnyConnect-Essentials on the webvpn

Config t
webvpn
  anyconnect-essentials

This will enable the AnyConnect-essentials.

This setting can be set in the ASDM as well:
Configuration, Remote Access VPN, Network (Client)  Access, Advanced, AnyConnect Essentials.
Select Enable AnyConnect-Essentials.

Now you should be able to connect with more than two users.

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