Latest version of ASDM and PIX for a 515E

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Apr 10th, 2009

Hi all,

What is the latest supported version of PIX and ASDM for a 515E?

Thanks a bunch.

I have this problem too.
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Correct Answer by thomuff about 7 years 6 months ago

PIX Interim Release

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thomuff Tue, 04/14/2009 - 10:03

I am pretty sure it is 8.04 and ASDM Interim Release

Make sure to check your memory requirements.

ece344609_2 Wed, 05/20/2009 - 06:16

Hey Tom,

Sorry for dropping the ball on this. Thanks so much for the info.

Would you hapen to point me to step by step directions to do this upgrade?

Thanks a bunch.

BrinksArgentina Thu, 05/21/2009 - 15:09

To install 7.0 or 8.0 images you need: 64MB RAM (Restricted license) or 128MB RAM (Failover and Unrestricted licenses)

This is the document:

Guide for Cisco PIX 6.2 and 6.3 Users Upgrading to Cisco PIX Software Version 7.0

Usually, on the first boot the PIX itself migrate deprecated commands, but you need to test everything, especialy VPNs to non Cisco devices.

If it was usefull to you, please rate. Thanks!

ece344609_2 Thu, 05/28/2009 - 11:03

Thanks brinks. I finally happened to get the config, Here it is:

Cisco PIX Firewall Version 6.3(5)125

Cisco PIX Device Manager Version 3.0(4)

Compiled on Thu 01-Feb-07 15:13 by morlee

fw1 up 65 days 22 hours

Hardware: PIX-515E, 32 MB RAM, CPU Pentium II 433 MHz

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

0: ethernet0: address is 0011.20b6.1b50, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 0011.20b6.1b51, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 0002.b3ee.ef03, irq 11

Licensed Features:

Failover: Disabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES-AES: Enabled

Maximum Physical Interfaces: 3

Maximum Interfaces: 5

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

URL-filtering: Enabled

Inside Hosts: Unlimited

Throughput: Unlimited

IKE peers: Unlimited

What are my upgrade options given this info? Thanks.

BrinksArgentina Fri, 05/29/2009 - 05:26

You miss the last line of the sh ver, just before the serial number show if it is a restricted or unrestricted.

You doesn't have the failover license, so if is a "restricted" version, you can buy 64MB from Cisco.

If you have an Unrestricted license, you need the PIX-515-MEM-128= memory module.

For testing only, you can install a DIMM PC 133. I use a KVR133X64X3/128. But is higer than the original, so i can't close the top!

This is my output

</p><p>FW1-LAB# sh ver</p><p></p><p>Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 8.0(3)19</p><p>Device Manager Version 6.1(1)</p><p></p><p>Compiled on Mon 16-Jun-08 11:30 by builders</p><p>System image file is "flash:/pix803-19.bin"</p><p>Config file at boot was "startup-config"</p><p></p><p>FW1-LAB up 41 secs</p><p></p><p>Licensed features for this platform:</p><p>Maximum Physical Interfaces  : 6</p><p>Maximum VLANs                : 25</p><p>Inside Hosts                 : Unlimited</p><p><b>Failover                     : Active/Active</b></p><p>VPN-DES                      : Enabled</p><p>VPN-3DES-AES                 : Enabled</p><p><b></p><p>This platform has an Unrestricted (UR) license.</p><p></b></p><p>Serial Number: xxxxxx</p><p>



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