Pix 525 Upgrade Help

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Jul 25th, 2008

Hello All,

Im a newby with Security Hardware, and need best practices documents or experience for PIX 525.

This is what i have:

pix_portal# sh ver

Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 5.3(3)

Compiled on Wed 09-Jan-02 22:56 by morlee

pix_portal up 1 year 60 days

Hardware: PIX-525, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 600 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

Encryption hardware device : IRE2141 with 2048KB, HW:1.0, CGXROM:1.9, FW:6.5

0: ethernet0: address is 0008.e2d5.4301, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 0008.e2d5.4302, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 00e0.b204.fe01, irq 11

3: ethernet3: address is 00e0.b204.fe02, irq 10

4: ethernet4: address is 00e0.b604.fe0d, irq 9

5: ethernet5: address is 00e0.b604.fe0c, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES: Disabled

Maximum Interfaces: 8

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

Websense: Enabled

Throughput: Unlimited

ISAKMP peers: Unlimited

Serial: Ommited

Activation Key: Ommited


Is there any Device Manager for this Hardware Version ?

Many Thanks,


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mherald Mon, 07/28/2008 - 17:33

Wow, that is some fairly old code. Once you get the unit upgraded to something in the 6.3 train, you are getting better off.

I would not use PDM for anything, ever. PDM does not cover much of the command set and can get your configuration fairly messed up.

I have upgraded PIX 525s 6.3(4) and 6.3.(5) straight to 8.0(3) with very few issues. In one case I had to recreate a single remote user VPN.

Now ASDM, rocks. Use it.


b.petronio Tue, 07/29/2008 - 03:01

Thank You for your both replys.

Just a question, is it possible to put the ASDM in a PIX ?

I thought that ASDM was only for ASA ...

Best Resgards,



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