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Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

Dear all,

My Current IPS Sensors Platform 4255,IOS Ver 6.1(1)E1,and IME 6.1.

Kindly advice how to upgrade E2 and Report from IME6.1

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Re: Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

Correction. The IPS-K9-6.1-1-E2.pkg package is for upgrading 6.0 or 5.1 sensors up to 6.1(1)E2.

If the sensor is already at 6.1(1)E1 then the following file is what needs to be installed to get to 6.1(1)E2:

IPS-engine-E2-req-6.1-1.pkg

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ips6

The IPS-engine-... are used when only the E level is changing. The IPS-engine-... file is much smaller, and will change only the sensorApp binary rather than the entire operating system (which is what the IPS-K9-6.1-1-E2.pkg would do). This means than an InLine sensor configured with ByPass Auto is able to continue passing packets during the IPS-engine-... file installation, and there is not a sensor reboot. So the IPS-engine-... file installation can be done without bringing down the network (which can happen with installations requiring reboots).

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Re: Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

Refer to the following url for more info on upghrading ips 4255 to E2:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/ips/6.0/configuration/guide/idm/dmImage.html#wp1028144

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Re: Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

hi zakid

downlOAd this file IPS-K9-6.1-1-E2.pkg to the server from where you can open Cisco IDM.Navigate to Update tab and click on browse tab to give the path of the sensor file , uplaod it and apply.For a few minutes sensor will go down and after 3-4 minutes it will be up.

Note : If the sensor takes more than 3-4 minutes , do not panic as it may take more than this say 5-7 minutes .Dont cancel the task or give a hard boot / power off the sensor device as it may lead to unknown errors

Regards

Ankur

Cisco Employee

Re: Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

Correction. The IPS-K9-6.1-1-E2.pkg package is for upgrading 6.0 or 5.1 sensors up to 6.1(1)E2.

If the sensor is already at 6.1(1)E1 then the following file is what needs to be installed to get to 6.1(1)E2:

IPS-engine-E2-req-6.1-1.pkg

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/ips6

The IPS-engine-... are used when only the E level is changing. The IPS-engine-... file is much smaller, and will change only the sensorApp binary rather than the entire operating system (which is what the IPS-K9-6.1-1-E2.pkg would do). This means than an InLine sensor configured with ByPass Auto is able to continue passing packets during the IPS-engine-... file installation, and there is not a sensor reboot. So the IPS-engine-... file installation can be done without bringing down the network (which can happen with installations requiring reboots).

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Re: Need to Upgrade E2 & Report form IME

Good day,

Dear, thanks a lot for your kind and timely advise.

thanks & regards.

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