Pix 515E FO Rebooting problem

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Aug 19th, 2007
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The Pix 516E with a FO license, fails to load the pix image from the flash. I can enter the monitor mode, configure the settings to download a new image from from a Tftp server, but nothing happens cannot even ping the tftp server. See attached debug output.

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Sun, 08/19/2007 - 14:47
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hi, looking at your debug text this is what is wrong.

You have

monitor>interface 1 -------> pix inside interface#

monitor>address ---> this should be address of PIX interface1

monitor>server ---> tftp server address

this is why you cannot ping .

enter as follows:

monitor>interface 1

monitor>address x.x.x.x ----> address of PIX inside interface

monitor>server x.x.x.x ----> address of tftp server

then try ping the tftp server, if successful proceed with upgrade.

ensure new code is in root of tftp server.


are you currently running 6.x code? I see you are trying upgrading to 7.x

ensure you meet all HW requirements for 7.x on your pix. Refer to this

page for information:


memory upgrade for 515 specifications before going to 7.x code.




purohit_810 Mon, 08/20/2007 - 04:42
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You should again put old IOS and boot the pix once.

Once pix will boot by old IOS, upgrade it after new IOS.

Follow URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a00804708d8.shtml

There are also another URL:

How can you upgrade PIX appliance by Monitor MODE:

URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a00804708d8.shtml#t3


Dharmesh Purohit

rigoberto.cintr... Tue, 08/21/2007 - 09:41
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Just make sure you use a different IP address in the PIX interface. Right now you are putting the same IP address for the PIX interface and the TFTP server. Those addresses should be different.

m.belateche Wed, 08/22/2007 - 06:04
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Have put the correct addresses enabled icmp debug. initiated a ping but with no result. The pix FO does not even attempt to ping the remote server. Could this be a hardware problem?

monitor> address


monitor> gateway


monitor> server


monitor> trace

trace on

monitor> ping

Sending 5, 100-byte 0x8468 ICMP Echoes to, timeout is 4 seconds:

JORGE RODRIGUEZ Wed, 08/22/2007 - 07:16
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did you do interface 1 as this is your inside interface


monitor>interface 1

after you define interface do the rest of the script and try again.


is your tftp server also a gateway?

again, as long your tftp server is in the inside subnet your script you be

monitor>interface 1




JORGE RODRIGUEZ Wed, 08/22/2007 - 08:00
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Mabrouk, correctiong from my previous post.. you don't need to define gateway. Try this .

monitor>interface 1




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