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Image for AIP-SSM

Hello,

I have downloaded:

1.IPS-SSM-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.0-3-E1.img

2.IPS-K9-6.0-3-E1.pkg

But managed to install only second one.

For fist one it said that it was a wrong image.

Has anybody know why?

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Re: Image for AIP-SSM

Hi,

It depends what you're trying to do. A ".pkg" file is a normal software upgrade package, whereas a ".img" is a system recovery image file. You'd use the first one if you were doing a normal software upgrade, but the second usually only gets used if you want to wipe the system and start from scratch.

HTH

Andrew.

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Re: Image for AIP-SSM

Hi,

Thanks for reply.

What do you mean " normal software update" ?

What SYS image does/includes?

Re: Image for AIP-SSM

Hi,

It's probably best illustrated by example:

Say you buy an ASA with an IPS module already installed with version 6.0. OK, everything is working fine but you notice that software version 6.1 has been released. To upgrade to 6.1 all you need to do is install the upgrade (the "pkg" file). This gives you the new version and keeps all your settings, etc, intact.

Normally, that's all there is to it, but if you have something really bad happen (typically a hard disk failure or something like that) then after the new disk has been installed you'll need the image file (the "img" file). This will format the hard disk, and install both the OS and whatever software version is in the image. You'll then have to restore all your settings from scratch.

It's similar to the difference between installing a windows service pack and reinstalling the whole OS from the CD.

HTH

Andrew.

New Member

Re: Image for AIP-SSM

Hi. Thanks for detailed info.

So why AIP-SSM didn't allowed me to install .img file? Or it can be happen only from rommon mode?

AS i understood we can reimage whole Sensor if we connected by console?

Then how we can apply .img file to AIP-SSM? (AIP-SSM doesn't have any console port)

Leo

Cisco Employee

Re: Image for AIP-SSM

It is done using commands in the ASA CLI.

This is documented in the CLI User's Guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/7.0/configuration/guide/cli/cli_system_images.html#wp1230355

Updated URL to working (and modern) replacement.

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