Dear happs / marcabal
I have one of the IDS 4215 4.1(1) Version having the details as attached .I want to upgrade the same to 5.0 and then to 6.0 .Hence i will be installing the 5.0(1e)S149 major update for upgrading it to 5.0 first
The following is written in the read me file of the service package IPS-K9-maj-5.0-1e-S149.rpm.pkg
"For IDS-4215, you should also ensure that you have upgraded the BIOS to version
5.1.7 and the ROMMON to version 1.4"
Hence i have downloaded the Upgrade utility mentioned above ; however i need to know following
1) how to check the current BIOS and ROMMON Version in IDS
2) To upgrade the BIOS and ROMMON Version , can i make my dekstop (Windows XP ) as TFTP Server as we are remotely managing (LEASE LINE) the customer IDS or do i need to have a local desktop at the customers place itself (in the cisco IDS Network range only) which can be made as TFTP Server
3) Also please let me know how to see the license details in IDS 4.0 and if there is no license available then , can we still upgrade it to version 5.0 ?
There is no license in version 4.x, licensing only started in version 5.0.
You can upgrade your 4215 to version 5.1 or version 6.0 without a license.
Minimum BIOS versions to upgrade and proceedures are easily searched on CCO.