PIX525 version 7.0(1) self reload

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Oct 15th, 2009
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Start from last few months, one of our PIX firewall start self reload. We cannot find any logging that indicate the PIX crashed, the only thing we get is the short system uptime. We have check the power source and it seems working fine.

Do anyone face the same problem and how to solve it? How to check if it is related to software issue or system unstable?

pix525-01# show version

Cisco PIX Security Appliance Software Version 7.0(1)

Device Manager Version 5.0(1)

Compiled on Thu 31-Mar-05 14:37 by builders

System image file is "flash:/image"

Config file at boot was "startup-config"

pix525-01 up 33 mins 43 secs

Hardware: PIX-525, 256 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 600 MHz

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Herbert Baerten Fri, 10/16/2009 - 02:26
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Check "show crash". If that doesn't show anything (or if it is not recent, check the date) then hook a pc to the console port and check if there is anything useful printed there when it happens next.

BTW, 7.0(1) is 4.5 years old, please consider an upgrade to 7.0(8) or 7.0(8.8) (both available from the download section on cisco.com). It may or may not fix the problem, but it is a good idea anyhow.


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