PIX 501/506E with OS 7.x or 8.x?

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Sep 9th, 2007
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I know this isn't supported as the release notes for PIX 7.x & 8.x state that they require a minimum of 16MB Flash & 64MB DRAM. However the 7.0.x releases and the initial 8.x release are less than 8MB so would in theory fit in the 8MB flash. I know ADSM wouldn't fit in but does anyone know if this is possible? This is purely for a test environment as I would like to play around with PIX 7 and possibly 8 but don't want to shell out for an ASA or PIX 515.

I remember when PIX 7.0 was first released and Cisco said the 501 & 506 were not initially supported, but did indicate that a release would be available for these at some point. This has never happened though.


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srue Mon, 09/10/2007 - 04:44
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yes, it's not supported. but i've heard that it's possible to install a 7.x image on the 506e - not sure about the 501. and yes, this leaves no room for asdm.

Anonymous (not verified) Mon, 02/18/2008 - 05:24
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As all have notice it is not supported.

But on the 506e if you have 64mb ram and remove the pdm than you can upgrade to 7.0(5) and it works.


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