Graceful shutdown in 515E

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Jul 10th, 2008

I am kind of embarassed even asking this but here goes. I recently started managing a PIX 515E and want to swtich it over to a UPS. I was wondering whats the best way to do a graceful shutdown. Would it be simply hitting the switch or is it something done via the PDM?

Thanks all.

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Correct Answer by JORGE RODRIGUEZ about 8 years 6 months ago

Not need to feel embarassed, worse is not to ask and something would go wrong.

Just as precausion :

Since you recently started managing the PIX most likely you do not know how long has it been since the PIX has realoded, you can know this by doing " show version ",

What I would do for any network device that I have to cold boot and that does not have redundant power is as follow:

For PIX

1- Backup configuration by both clear text or by via tftp server.. here is a link on how to do it.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008072142a.shtml

2- Save the outbut of " show version " which will include record of activation keys

3- Have handy the PIX current version code as well as PDM version .

This is not to scare you, as it is only for precausion to be prepare for anything .

All these above is needed in case the PIX does not come up .

An yes you can just use the power switch Off and the On.

Rgds

-Jorge

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JORGE RODRIGUEZ Thu, 07/10/2008 - 06:14

Not need to feel embarassed, worse is not to ask and something would go wrong.

Just as precausion :

Since you recently started managing the PIX most likely you do not know how long has it been since the PIX has realoded, you can know this by doing " show version ",

What I would do for any network device that I have to cold boot and that does not have redundant power is as follow:

For PIX

1- Backup configuration by both clear text or by via tftp server.. here is a link on how to do it.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008072142a.shtml

2- Save the outbut of " show version " which will include record of activation keys

3- Have handy the PIX current version code as well as PDM version .

This is not to scare you, as it is only for precausion to be prepare for anything .

All these above is needed in case the PIX does not come up .

An yes you can just use the power switch Off and the On.

Rgds

-Jorge

ece344609_2 Thu, 07/10/2008 - 11:49

Thanks for taking the time Jorge.

But I wasnt really looking for saving the config just wondering if there was another way to gracefully shutdown other than hitting the power switch and you guys answered it.

Great!!

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