Upgrade to IPS version 6?

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Nov 27th, 2007

I have a new IPS with an ASA (SSM-20) it came preloaded with version 5.1(6)E1. Should I upgrade to IPS software 6? Is it worthwhile to do this before I go into production with the module?

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attmidsteam Tue, 12/04/2007 - 10:42

There are only a few advantages with upgrading to 6.x (like virtual sensors) but by and large the behavior & signatures are going to be the same. I would prefer to stay on the 5.x line of code simply because it has been out in the field longer.

ranpatra47898 Mon, 05/20/2013 - 07:52


I have ASA-SSM 10 with 7.1(6)E4 IOS and want upgrade to 7.1(7)E4.

Can anyone help me to know the backup plan for this, as 7.1(7)E4 is uninstallable and downgradable.

rhermes Thu, 06/13/2013 - 07:08

Your backup plan would be to reimage the sensor from scratch with the OS version of your choice.

- Bob


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