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IPS 4240 upgrade


i am running version 6.2 on ips 4240. could please someone let me have the procedure to upgrade the OS to 7.1.8 please? is this upgrade same as cisco IOS using tftp ?

what is the procedure to upgrade ? is it first os and then sensor ? cold you please post the commands ?


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IPS 4240 upgrade

Get the 7.18 upgrade pkg file from here:

The readme is available from the same link.

In order to apply 7.1(8), the minimum required running version is 6.0(6) on 42xx series sensors, which you have, so you can simply apply the upgrade pkg. Apply it via IDM is probably the easiest way - or check the readme for CLI instructions.

7.1(8) is packaged with signature level s735 - if you have a more recent level, that will be preserved, if not, you will end up @ s735. Then you can update the signature package to the most current level from here:

IPS 4240 upgrade

Please follow the steps from here after you are ready with the latest image

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IPS 4240 upgrade

it does not give step by step to upgrade the image. do i do this with upgrade command ? can i use tftp or only ftp ?

can you please let me have the steps

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