I have a pix 501 with software version 6.3(4)
PDM version 3.0(2).
Problem: I was changing outside dhcp to static IP from PDM and pix freezes when trying to write to flash.
Context: 1. the ISP had just changed our DHCP provided outside address with a new static IP and default gateway ( the router at the ISP). 2. I was in the PDM system properties>outside interface edit and had changed to new static ip and hit save and write to flash memory. 3. traffic was still running through pix from other computers.
The PDM froze up and then I tried restarting the computer but could not bring up the PDM.
I repowered the pix and still could not connect to it from PC. I had the ISP provider put back in our previous dhcp provided address. Then I shut down the main DSL line and restarted it and the pix and everything was back up. The changes had not been made.
It seems like the PDM can be used to reconfigure for a static IP but there must be some conditions or sequence of steps required. Should we shut down the DSL then reconfigure the pix with the PDM?
One other question is where in the PDM interface can I set the new default gateway at the ISP? I couldn't find where to do it except maybe under routing>static route.
Thanks for any suggestions on this.