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Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

I have FWSM Module 4.2 on my core swicth. I have purchased MARS. when i add the module into my 6509 it shows FWSM 3.2 maximum. How can i add my FWSM which is running the latest release.

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Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

The latest version of MARS only support up to FWSM version 3.2.5 as per the following compatibility table:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cs-mars/6.0/compatibility/local_controller/dtlc60x.html#wp75149

However, you can add the FWSM as 3.2 version, and it will be backward compatible. Only new syslog messages on FWSM version 4.2 will not be understood by the MARS.

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Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

> new syslog messages on FWSM version 4.2 will not be understood by the MARS

I'm going to assume you meant version 4.1(2).

Anyway, is there a list of the syslog message types that have been added since 4.0?  I don't see any mention of it in the 4.1(2) release notes.

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Super Bronze

Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

The latest version of MARS only support up to FWSM version 3.2.5 as per the following compatibility table:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/security_management/cs-mars/6.0/compatibility/local_controller/dtlc60x.html#wp75149

However, you can add the FWSM as 3.2 version, and it will be backward compatible. Only new syslog messages on FWSM version 4.2 will not be understood by the MARS.

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Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

> new syslog messages on FWSM version 4.2 will not be understood by the MARS

I'm going to assume you meant version 4.1(2).

Anyway, is there a list of the syslog message types that have been added since 4.0?  I don't see any mention of it in the 4.1(2) release notes.

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Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

Yes it is 4.1(2)

Muhammad Talha Iqbal Ghouri

Information System Security Architect

GBM - General Marketing and Services Representative for IBM WTC

P.O. Box 819, Manama, Bahrain

T: +973-17584329 Fax: +973-17584334

Mob: +973-39788659 email: ghouri@bh.gbm.ihost.com

http://www.gbm4ibm.com

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Re: Adding FWSM 4.2 into MARS

I don't know if anyone else sees this issue, but if the device is  part of any automated (re)discovery, it will get reset to version 3.1.   2-3 times in the last couple of weeks, I've manually set my FWSMs to  version 3.2, only to have it as 3.1 a few days later.

In the end, it doesn't really matter.  But it is supremely frustrating.

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