FWSM 3.1.1 upgrade to 3.2.5 multiple contexts and active/passiv

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Apr 14th, 2008
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Next Saturday it is planned that I upgrade our active/passive multiple context FWSM Modules from 3.1.1 to 3.2.5.

I would really appreciate if I could get as much information from people who have already done this and what their experiences were.

Kind regards,


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jsivulka Mon, 04/21/2008 - 06:18
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I have done the FWSM 3.1(1) upgrade in multiple context mode but still i am facing problem.

Problem Details:Setup

TNT-Core-1 ( FWSM- I )----TenGigEtherchannel------6509-II( FWSM -II)

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Cisco Call Manager & Tenant (1) IP Telephone Tenant ( 2) IP


HW : TNT-Core-1 and TNT-Core-2 is 6509


6509 IOS : s72033-ipservicesk9-mz.122-18.SXF5.bin

FWSM : 3.1(1) with multicontext mode

CCM Ver : 4.1.3 with 1 x Publisher and 1 x subscriber

IP Telephoes : 7940, 7960

Firewall service module is configured in transparent mode with multiple VLANs and Multiple contexts

Admin context is active in TNT-Core-1 ( FWSM- I ) which is in routed mode. Other Contexts are in transparent mode. Both the FWSM is configured as Active/Active mode

Problem :

Last few weeks, intetmittently IP Telephone problems like

1.One way voice

2.When ext.mobility is used, loading the profile takes moretime & IP Telephone hangs 3.Sometime IP Telephones gets un-register from the call manager

The problem happens on more than one context in FWSM-I and FWSM-II.So IP Telephones connecting to both the core switches are affected


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