IDSM-2 - upgrade issue - 5.x to 6.x

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Jan 14th, 2009
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Hello All,

I have an issue upgrading the IDSM-2 module I'm playing with.

It is currently running version 5.0(2).

The thing is when I try to upgrade the image to the latest 6.x version using the .bin.gz file, I get the follwing error message :

The filename IPS-IDSM2-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.1-2-E3.bin.gz is not a valid upgrade file type.

Continue with upgrade? []:

There is no image file that is not .bin.gz on the download section of the website. Only recovery images have the .pkg extension.

Does anybody how to troubleshoot this simple(I guess) upgrade issue?



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marcabal Wed, 01/14/2009 - 08:12
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You are trying to "upgrade" using a "System Image" (-sys-) file instead of an Upgrade file.

The upgrade file for the IDSM-2 is the standard upgrade file used across almost all IPS/IDS models:


It can be downloaded here:

deephazz02 Wed, 01/14/2009 - 08:15
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Thanks for your answer.

Actually I won't be able to test it as I used the recover feature to upgrade to 6.1.



ahmad-sajjad Sun, 01/18/2009 - 05:16
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download IPS-K9-6.1-2-E3.pkg from on your system.

use IDM, click "configuration" --->Sensor Management --->update sensor. on the right pan, click "update is located on this client" radio button.

upload the package.



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