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Lincense 4240


PL find sh version out put and give me answer for following Q. it possible to confirm whether first time license is installed or not?

2.At present Will it work or not

3.IOS upgration is possible from this condtion(5.1 to 6.0 or 6.1)

sh ver[2C

Application Partition:

Cisco Intrusion Prevention System, Version 5.1(6)E1


Realm Keys key1.0

Signature Definition:

Signature Update S291.0 2007-06-18

Virus Update V1.2 2005-11-24

OS Version: 2.4.26-IDS-smp-bigphys

Platform: IPS-4240-K9

Serial Number: JMX1044K0Q4

No license present

Sensor up-time is 2 days.

Using 751603712 out of 1454153728 bytes of available memory (51% usage)

system is using 17.4M out of 29.0M bytes of available disk space (60% usage)

application-data is using 46.1M out of 166.8M bytes of available disk space (29% usage)

boot is using 35.3M out of 68.6M bytes of available disk space (54% usage)

MainApp Z-2007_JUN_19_12_49 (Release) 2007-06-19T13:04:08-0500 Running

AnalysisEngine Z-2007_JUN_19_12_49 (Release) 2007-06-19T13:04:08-0500 Running

CLI Z-2007_JUN_19_12_49 (Release) 2007-06-19T13:04:08-0500

Upgrade History:

IPS-K9-5.1-6-E1 05:04:37 UTC Sat Nov 15 2008

Recovery Partition Version 1.1 - 5.1(6)E1

We have below mentioned details of IPS 4240.

1.imps-4240.k9 --IPS4240 Application server

2.cwvns-2.3-winb-k9-vms 5 device basic license

3.IPS-5w.5.0 -IPS 5.0 software for IDS 4215,IPS 4240 AND 4255 IPS SENSOR

This is ok for the IPS installation.kindly confirm the license


Re: Lincense 4240

this line tells you that your sensor is not licensed:

No license present

your sensor will still run and perform all the normal IPS functions.

You have some older signatures S291 on it. If you upgrade the software to 5.1(8)E3 or 6.0(5)E3 or 6.1(1)E3 or 6.2(1)E3 you can upgrade the signatures to S366 without needing a license. The signatures are contained in the software updates. The software updates may be applied without a license. Only signature updates require a license.

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Re: Lincense 4240

HI rhermes /All

After upgration IPS-4240-K9-sys-1.1-a-5.0-2.img to IPS-4240-K9-sys-1.1-a-6.1-1-E3.img i am getting below message

There is no license key installed on the IPS-4240.

The system will continue to operate with the currently installed

signature set. A valid license must be obtained in order to apply

signature updates. Please go to

to obtain a new license or install a license.

Its not going to promt mode ?

How can i go to ips configuration mode?

Any steps which are to be done first?

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