I am looking for step by step procedure to replace the Secondary PIX.
We have a Primary PIX 515E with UR ( unrestricted license ) and a Secondary PIX515E with FO ( Failover License ) both running code 6.3(1) with Serial Cable Failover.
The FO unit failed.
I placed and received a RMA unit with FO license. It came with version 6.3(5) and I wanted to downgrade this spare unit to 6.3(1) before I went and connected it to the Production Primary Unit, because both units have to run the same code.
So I setup teh spare PIX on teh bench with my Laptop.
I had hell of a trouble getting IP connectivity between my Laptop Ethernet Port and the spare PIX515E inside interface until someone helped me out.
I was asked to do a show failover and found that the unit is in standby.
Then I did failover followed by failover standby.
Then when I did show failover, it said active.
Then I could get IP connectivity and TFTP 6.3(1) code into this unit.
Now I want to connect the above spare to the production Primary PIX.
I presume I should be able to do this without having to shut the primary unit as explained in this link:
It sounds crazy to me that the above link asks to turn OFF both PIX.
So, I plan to connect the spare to the production PIX (without truning OFF the production PIX) and I hope that the config from the Primary will AUTOMATICALLY sync to this spare unit.
Do I have to do a command such as write standby
Are all these procedures documented clearly at any url.