I'm having this strange TFTP problem when trying to upgrade PIX image via boot monitor mode.
I never had this problem before, only today.
I did follow the steps, press ESC, enter address, server, file, interface 0, ping server successfully.
But when I issued the tftp command to initialize the transfer, it just timeout...
I turn trace on, and try tftp:
<3><3><3>....<7><7>...then hundreds of <5>s
I've tried the following method:
- Direct cross cable connection between laptop and pix
- Dedicated switch for laptop and pix
- Use different interface on the pix.
- Different laptops, cables
- Try on 3 Different PIX 515, same results
The funny part is, I was able to tftp transfer into the pix this morning but since It takes too long, I decided to cancel it and work on the configuration first and worry about os upgrade later.
The main reason why I need to perform this is to enable DES on my secondary failover pix since the primary pix DES has already been enabled last month.
Correct me if I'm wrong here...
I believed that both PIX must be 100% identical in order to successfully implement Failover/HA mode.
Many thanks for any help.