One of the validation checks is to verify that the correct BIOS is loaded.
There were also a series of repairs that happened 2 or 3 years ago on the IDS-4235 in which some information on replaced Mother Boards may not have been programmed correctly. Without that information the software can not determine the serial number and a license will not be able to be installed.
If upgrading to BIOS A04 didn't fix it, or if BIOS A04 is already loaded, then you will need to contact the TAC and request an RMA of your hardware.
You will also need to ensure your support contract is up to date. You need the support contract so you can get a license and install the latest signature updates.
The A04 BIOS can only be installed on top of the A03 BIOS.
Without the A04 BIOS the sensor software will consider it invalid hardware.
A BIOS other than A03 or A04 has been seen on a small number of units in the field where either the wrong BIOS was put on during the manufacturing process (happened to a small number of units) or users on their own have upgraded the BIOS to an unsupported version.
You will need to contact the TAC (helpdesk) to have the sensor RMA'd.
If it doesn't have BIOS A03 you will not be able to upgrade it to A04 in the field.
You will need the Cisco serial number and service contract number handy when you request the RMA.
Just so you know:
RMA = Return Material Authorization - this is the name of the process that TAC uses to replace faulty equipment in the field.
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