Cannot upgrade ASA5505 OS from ASDM 5.2(4), but can from CLI

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Apr 3rd, 2009
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I have a base ASA5505 v7.2(4) and 5.2(4). When I follow any ASDM file/OS upgrade procedure it just hangs and nothing is transferred. I can upgrade from the CLI - copy tftp flash - with no problem. What am I missing here?

I'm writing docs for my company so I need specific screenshots etc for the tech-tip.



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srue Fri, 04/03/2009 - 05:54
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check your file/directory permissions where the ASA image resides. that's where I would start. I usually have this sort of problem if the file is on my desktop instead of some dedicated tftp folder with proper permissions set.

Phil Williamson Fri, 04/03/2009 - 06:27
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Thanks for your reply. It's not that, but it is the JAVA version - arrrggghhh!!

I uninstalled all java and reinstalled old version JRE Standard Edition 1.4.2_18 and all works fine.

Now to see what version break ASDM 5.2(4) - is this in a release note somewhere?


Phil Williamson Fri, 04/03/2009 - 07:57
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I should have noted the java version before I uninstalled intially. I've installed and limited java to 1.6.0_13, 1.6.0_10, 1.5.0_10 and 1.4.2._18 and they all work fine. I've checked the buglist too, but find nothing there.

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