PIX keeps reboot

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Sep 25th, 2008

I have a PIX525. It keeps rebooting. I have gone to the monitor and tftp the pix803.bin file back to the flash for few times. Sometimes it will stop at reinitialize flash and then reboot, sometimes it read the image half way, then reboot.


I think the flash is corrupted. Is there any way to format or erase the flash in monitor mode. Or there is any way to stop rebooting?



PCI Device Table.

Bus Dev Func VendID DevID Class Irq

00 00 00 8086 7192 Host Bridge

00 07 00 8086 7110 ISA Bridge

00 07 01 8086 7111 IDE Controller

00 07 02 8086 7112 Serial Bus 9

00 07 03 8086 7113 PCI Bridge

00 0B 00 8086 1001 Ethernet 10

00 0D 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 11

00 0E 00 8086 1209 Ethernet 10

00 11 00 11D4 2F44 Unknown Device 11

00 13 00 8086 1001 Ethernet 5


Cisco Secure PIX Firewall BIOS (4.2) #0: Mon Dec 31 08:34:35 PST 2001

Platform PIX-525

System Flash=E28F128J3 @ 0xfff00000


Use BREAK or ESC to interrupt flash boot.

Use SPACE to begin flash boot immediately.

Reading 102912 bytes of image from flash.


PIX Flash Load Helper


Initializing flashfs...

flashfs[0]: 11 files, 5 directories

flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories

flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 16128000

flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 15038464

flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 1089536

flashfs[0]: Initialization complete.


Reading image flash:/pix803.bin

Launching image flash:/pix803.bin

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256MB RAM



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Tak,


I have seen this issue in a PIX 501 and 506. There was no apprent reason for this happening - until I felt the unit which was really hot.


I suggest you check the temperature of the comms room to make sure it's cool enough - other than that raise a support case with your support provider and replace the untit.


That is what I had to do - repladce the firewall.


HTH>

sightlay8 Fri, 09/26/2008 - 06:55

But my secondary PIX is in the same place, so I think it is nor temperature related. I had missed the my own post, it you read my last first post, you will see

00 11 00 11D4 2F44 Unknown Device 11

under PCI device table. I think one of the Intel fiber NIC is not comparable is the PIX.

But both fiber cards were unplugged from the IBM servers, I don't know why one works, why the other failed. In fact, I tried more fiver cards, most of them causes the PIX reboot.



sightlay8 Fri, 09/26/2008 - 09:22

Since my Pri PIX keeps rebooting, I take it off line. Currently, only the seconday PIX is in the network, it has only failover FO license.

I want to know do I need to fix and put the Pri PIX on line and sync with the Sec PIX in 24 hours. I heard if I don't do that, then the Sec PIX will keeps reboot in every 24 hours. Is this true?


Thx

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