PIX 515E upgrade problem

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Apr 22nd, 2009
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Problem1: I am trying to upgrade pix 515e from 6.3(1) to 8.0(4) version in monitor mode and I am not able to do that.

monitor>interface 1


server (my laptop with tftp program on)

file pix804.bin


I get the below

monitor> tftp

tftp [email protected]

TFTP failed (return:-1 arg:0x0)

Laptop to pix (no ping response)

Pix console to laptop (pin ok)

Pix console to pix interface 1 (no ping response)

I went through these forums and tried with different tftp programs (cisco tftp, 3cdaemon, pumpkin, tftpd32) and no luck.


On show version, I see

This PIX has a Failover Only (FO) license.

Can this only be used with only active/failover config? What should I do if I want to use as a normal standalone firewall.

Please advise.

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tnetusa123 Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:50
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try below

failover active

conf t

interface e0

description firewall Interface

security-level 100

ip address

no shut


networker99 Wed, 04/22/2009 - 12:26
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If you have no ping then you have a connectivity issue.. Try going through a switch to connect the PIX and PC, or verify the cross over cable

sarat1317 Mon, 04/27/2009 - 08:49
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I checked both ways connecting through the switch and also with crossover. No luck. I wonder why its own interface is not pingable!

Any other opinions?

If not this how can I upgrade through the interface command. I have a hard time mentioning the right path. The file is on my desktop


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