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Pix 525 Upgrade Help

Hello All,

Im a newby with Security Hardware, and need best practices documents or experience for PIX 525.

This is what i have:

pix_portal# sh ver

Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Version 5.3(3)

Compiled on Wed 09-Jan-02 22:56 by morlee

pix_portal up 1 year 60 days

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

Flash E28F128J3 @ 0x300, 16MB

BIOS Flash AM29F400B @ 0xfffd8000, 32KB

Encryption hardware device : IRE2141 with 2048KB, HW:1.0, CGXROM:1.9, FW:6.5

0: ethernet0: address is 0008.e2d5.4301, irq 10

1: ethernet1: address is 0008.e2d5.4302, irq 11

2: ethernet2: address is 00e0.b204.fe01, irq 11

3: ethernet3: address is 00e0.b204.fe02, irq 10

4: ethernet4: address is 00e0.b604.fe0d, irq 9

5: ethernet5: address is 00e0.b604.fe0c, irq 5

Licensed Features:

Failover: Enabled

VPN-DES: Enabled

VPN-3DES: Disabled

Maximum Interfaces: 8

Cut-through Proxy: Enabled

Guards: Enabled

Websense: Enabled

Throughput: Unlimited

ISAKMP peers: Unlimited

Serial: Ommited

Activation Key: Ommited


Is there any Device Manager for this Hardware Version ?

Many Thanks,



Re: Pix 525 Upgrade Help


There is no PDM for the 5.x code of sofware as far as I amware. So you need to upgrade if you want the GUI function and all the other nice features an upgrade gives you...if you do plan to upgrade there is some ESSENTIAL reading - go to here for all you need to know:-


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Re: Pix 525 Upgrade Help

Wow, that is some fairly old code. Once you get the unit upgraded to something in the 6.3 train, you are getting better off.

I would not use PDM for anything, ever. PDM does not cover much of the command set and can get your configuration fairly messed up.

I have upgraded PIX 525s 6.3(4) and 6.3.(5) straight to 8.0(3) with very few issues. In one case I had to recreate a single remote user VPN.

Now ASDM, rocks. Use it.


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Re: Pix 525 Upgrade Help

Thank You for your both replys.

Just a question, is it possible to put the ASDM in a PIX ?

I thought that ASDM was only for ASA ...

Best Resgards,


Re: Pix 525 Upgrade Help

Yes - ver 7.x and above of PIX IOS supports the ASDM


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Re: Pix 525 Upgrade Help

You definately can. It will not work with 501s, 506s and 515 without the memory upgrade. However I have used ASDM on 525s and 535s.


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