Pix515 memory question

Unanswered Question
Mar 17th, 2008


Is it unusual to see a Pix515 with 256MB

of RAM? Is it even possible? See below:

iscoPix> sh ver

Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 7.0(7)

Compiled on Fri 06-Jul-07 10:37 by builders

System image file is "flash:/pix707.bin"

Config file at boot was "startup-config"

CiscoPix up 13 hours 51 mins

Hardware: PIX-515, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium 200 MHz

Flash i28A98150 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AT21f57 @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: Ext: Ethernet0 : address is 0004.2975.245e, irq 11

1: Ext: Ethernet1 : address is 0004.7297.124f, irq 10

Licensed features for this platform:

Maximum Physical Interfaces : 3

Maximum VLANs : 10

Inside Hosts : Unlimited

Failover : Disabled

VPN-DES : Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES : Enabled

Cut-through Proxy : Enabled

Guards : Enabled

URL Filtering : Enabled

Security Contexts : 0

GTP/GPRS : Disabled

VPN Peers : Unlimited

This platform has a Restricted (R) license.

Serial Number: xxxxx

Running Activation Key: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Configuration last modified by enable_15 at 13:59:43.931 UTC Sun Mar 16 2008


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abinjola Mon, 03/17/2008 - 04:38

hello 24/7

This is not unusual at all

Pix 515/515E has two dimmer slots , each slot can fit in 1 memory stick , in your case you must be having 2 - 128MB sticks into each slot

hope it helps !

cisco24x7 Mon, 03/17/2008 - 04:48

Hi abinjola,

The follow-up question is "does this configuration support by Cico"?

Most of the time, Pix515 usually has either

64MB or 128MB.


abinjola Mon, 03/17/2008 - 05:00

hey 24/7..yes you are very correct..this is not recommended to have 256 MB, though it might run fine

The standard memory configuration for the PIX 515 is a 32 MB DIMM memory strip installed into one of two slots. If you are upgrading a 32 MB system, add a second 32 MB DIMM memory strip into the empty slot.

hope this helps !


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