Unable to Upgrade ASA-SSM-20

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Oct 5th, 2009
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Hi Guys,

am trying to upgrade my ASA-SSM-20 IPS.

current version: IPS-K9-6.0-6-E3

but after browsing the file & clicking on upgrade button, i got this message window:

"cannot upgrade software on the sensor"


I used the following files after downloading them from cisco:



non of them worked & each time i try to upgrade i got same message.

any idea? what could be the problem?



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ddevecka Mon, 10/05/2009 - 07:56
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I similar issues and I had to reboot the sensor and then I could to the upgrade.


FullTimeWebHosting Tue, 10/06/2009 - 14:15
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too busy sensor send this message, when i try to upgrade as well, send me the same message, then i try to check this again, reload all asa, and then load the asa again.

then send me the same message.

try to upgrade with no users in line.


rich_whyrick Wed, 10/07/2009 - 18:41
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Is your license current? I ran into this issue a few days back, then discovered that my license was out of date. I updated my license and then the updates applied successfully. Running "sh ver" from the session 1 command prompt will tell you, or you can look on the Intrusion Prevention tab under Home in the ASDM.


melchib Thu, 10/08/2009 - 14:21
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I'd recommend trying it via the CLI -- http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/security/ips/6.2/configuration/guide/cli/cli_system_images.html#wp1088688

If that doesn't work, as a last resort you could backup your config & re-image the sensor with the new code. Then copy/paste your config back on - just make sure you paste it section by section. I've had to do this with stingy sensors in the past as well...



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