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Step-by-Step Configuration and Troubleshooting Best Practices for the NGFW, NGIPS and AMP Technologies A Visual Guide to the Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
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firewall mode doesn't changed from single to multiple mode.!


I trie to change firewall mode from single to multiple, but It won't wrok,

I don't know why is it!.

please check up follwoing log.

Proceed with change mode? [confirm]


[Resuming connection 1 to ... ]

Convert the system configuration? [confirm]


The old running configuration file will be written to disk


1385 bytes copied in 0.860 secs

The admin context configlet will be written to disk


1228 bytes copied in 0.920 secs

The new running configuration file was written to flash

Firewall mode: multiple

00:29:40: %MFIB_CONST_RP-6-REPLICATION_MODE_CHANGE: Replication Mode Change Detected. Current system replication mode is


00:29:40: SP: The PC in slot 7 is shutting down. Please wait ...

00:29:40: SP: PC shutdown completed for module 7

00:29:40: %STANDBY-6-STATECHANGE: Vlan112 Group 112 state Active -> Init

00:29:41: %C6KPWR-SP-4-DISABLED: power to module in slot 7 set off (Reset)


Closing connection to [confirm]



FWSM# show mode

Firewall mode: single

The flash mode is the SAME as the running mode.



FWSM Firewall Version 2.3(5)

Compiled on Sun 08-Jul-07 19:28 by dalecki

FWSM up 8 mins 13 secs

Hardware: WS-SVC-FWM-1, 1024 MB RAM, CPU Pentium III 1000 MHz

Flash 04-29-05STI Flash 7.2.0 @ 0xc321, 20MB

0: gb-ethernet0: irq 5

1: gb-ethernet1: irq 7

2: ethernet0: irq 11

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES: Enabled

Maximum Interfaces: 256

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

URL-filtering: Enabled

Throughput: Unlimited

ISAKMP peers: Unlimited

Security Contexts: 2

This machine has an Unrestricted (UR) license.

Serial Number: ###########

Running Activation Key: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000

Configuration last modified by enable_15 at 04:50:25 May 12 2009


regarding above log, I must be changed to multiple configuration, after reload, the firewall mode is single, it is not changed to multiple mode. why?

your advice appreciate to me!


Re: firewall mode doesn't changed from single to multiple mode.!

This document describes the steps used to configure multiple context in Firewall Service Module (FWSM).

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Re: firewall mode doesn't changed from single to multiple mode.!

One thing on I found that may be of interest was this quote:

"Multiple context mode does not support dynamic routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF. Use static routing instead."

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