Got a PIX 515E firewall with an Unrestricted license. I want to upgrade it to 3DES encryption. I register for the upgrade on the Cisco web site, it recognizes the serial number, and I'm sent an activation key. However, when I go to enter that activation key, it tells me that it is going to DOWNGRADE the license to a Restricted license.
How do I get upgraded to 3DES without losing my Unrestricted license?
(BTW, this unit is not under warranty or support contract, so I cannot call Cisco for help. But since this is a freely available upgrade, I wouldn't think I should need to.)
Please email [email protected] with your current "show version" output, and advise the licensing team that you would like to upgrade to the 3DES license and keep the Unrestricted license. They will cut you the right activation key.
Hope that helps.