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IDS 4.1 upgrade to 5.x problems

I am trying to upgrade a 4215 but am not having any luck. I have read the release notes and already upgraded the BIOS but I get the following error when I try the major upgrade.

sensor# config t

sensor(config)# upgrade ftp://kevinf@

Password: ******

Warning: Executing this command will apply a major version upgrade to the application partition. The system may be rebooted to complete the upgrade.

Continue with upgrade? : yes

Broadcast message from root (Wed Apr 12 15:38:28 2006):

Applying update IPS-K9-maj-5.0-1-S149.

Shutting down all CIDS processes. All connections will be terminated.

The system will be rebooted upon completion of the update.

Broadcast message from root (Wed Apr 12 15:38:41 2006):

Error converting config. Install aborted.

Error: Error was: -Commit current config-: Validate error for the component "networkAccess" and the instance ""

/general/master-blocking-sensors/[ipaddress=]/password/ -- The string length, 0, is less than min, 1

/general/master-blocking-sensors/[ipaddress=]/username/ -- The string length, 0, is less than min, 1

When I check the version I see that the "neworkaccess" is not running and if I try to enable it I get the following error.

sensor# conf t

sensor(config)# service networkaccess

Error: ct-nac.1280 not responding, please check system processes - The connect to the specified Io::ServerPipe failed.

Please Help!! Thanks

  • Intrusion Prevention Systems/IDS
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Re: IDS 4.1 upgrade to 5.x problems

I found there was a bug noted below


Externally found moderate defect: Verified (V) Upgrade to 5.0 from 4.1(4)S150 Fails.


Upgrade to 4.1(4)S151 or higher sig update and then apply the 5.x upgrade.

Bug Tool

I have upgraded to to 4.1(5)S189 to fix this bug but now when I tried to upgrade to the 5.0 I get an error that the AnalysisEngine is not running.

Continue with upgrade? : yes

Error: AnalysisEngine is currently busy and unable to process this update. Please wait several minutes before attempting update again.

I will try again in a bit.