Hello, This question is for those who have done PIX code upgrades along with PDM upgrades on 515E's as I have a change control with a two hours maintanance window in the next four days in upgrading a set of failover pixes 16FLASH 64RAM . I want to cover every possible angle in this implementation so that I don't get cough in surprises or failures.
I picked the fastest process for the PIXes code upgrade as Follows:
1.Copy the PIX Firewall binary image (pixnnn.bin) to the root directory of the TFTP server.
2.Issue the copy tftp flash command in order to copy the new PIX image to the Primary PIX.-192.168.2.4
3.Issue the copy tftp flash command in order to copy the new PIX image to the Secondary PIX.-192.168.2.5
4.Power off both PIX devices.
5.Power on the Primary PIX.-192.168.2.4
6.Wait ten seconds. This ensures that the Primary PIX-192.168.2.4 becomes the Active PIX.
7.Power on the Secondary PIX-192.168.2.5. It comes up at Standby.
Both Pixes at this point are now upgraded and will be based on failover verification at the command line as well as verification of rules being converted to the new version. Now, my question is:
at this point I assume that the previous version 2.0.2 of PDM is gone, is this right ? or will PDM version 2.0.2 remain in flash and function with PIXCode 6.3.5, either or my next step in this implementation will be to upgrade PDM to version 3.04
with the same process done upgrading the PIXcode.. is this feasable ? or would I have to go through the bypassing the bootflash: to install the PDM.
could someone verify my process implementation.