FWSM upgrade - how to setup boot system

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Mar 23rd, 2010
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I'm trying to upgrade FWSM OS - within V3.1, the cisco doc says copy the image to flash, I didn't see where to setup the boot system file, do i need to? just like we do for PIX/ASA? if yes, what command is it? and what command does show the image file? Thanks.

Correct Answer by Kureli Sankar about 7 years 3 months ago

FWSM can only take one image. It will wipe the previous one when it copies the new one when you issue the command copy tftp flash:image


So, there is no way you can save it or rename it.  You may keep a copy of it in the disk: but the flash only can contain one image.


I would rather keep the older versions just in your tftp server just in case you need it.  You can also download it online at cisco.com


http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cat6000-fwsm


-KS

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Kureli Sankar Tue, 03/23/2010 - 07:37
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The FWSM can only take one image so, you cannot specify boot system.


copyt tftp flash:image  ---- command to copy the image

copy tftp flash:asdm ---- command to copy asdm.


dir flash:


will show you the image, asdm and startup config.


dir disk:

will show you all the other config files that you have.


-KS

yanliu2007 Tue, 03/23/2010 - 07:54
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thanks for the prompt reply, KS. can i give different names other than asdm and image? if yes, e.g. i rename the old one to image_old.bin, and the new one I upload is image_v314.bin, how would the system be able to tell boot from which one, or it just boots from the highest version. Thanks.


-YL

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Kureli Sankar Tue, 03/23/2010 - 08:06
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FWSM can only take one image. It will wipe the previous one when it copies the new one when you issue the command copy tftp flash:image


So, there is no way you can save it or rename it.  You may keep a copy of it in the disk: but the flash only can contain one image.


I would rather keep the older versions just in your tftp server just in case you need it.  You can also download it online at cisco.com


http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/cat6000-fwsm


-KS

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