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PIX 515 Upgrade

Hi,

Has anyone ever upgraded a Cisco PIX 515 from version 6.1 to version 7.0?

We have 2 Internet PIX (Failover pair) and 2 Extranet PIX. They need to be upgraded. They all have 64MB of DRAM and 16MB of Flash. The processor is a Pentium 200MHz.

The software licence is UR and they all support a maximum of 6 Interfaces.

If I stick another 64MB of DRAM into each PIX can I then just obtain Version 7 of the Operating System and place it in Flash?

The documentation on CCO is hard to follow especially because it is upgrading from 6.1.

Any help would be great.

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Re: PIX 515 Upgrade

6.3 ran fine. 7.x is what kills it.

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Re: PIX 515 Upgrade

I have done this. The PIX ran very poorly after the upgrade; CPU 70% or greater. Slow performance etc. The 515e is supposed to be able to handle it but the 515 is a dud where this upgrade path is concerned. I would advise against it.

HTH

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Re: PIX 515 Upgrade

did you go from 6.1 to 6.3 first? If so how did 6.3 run?

I would say that at least I have to go to version 6.3

Gav

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Re: PIX 515 Upgrade

6.3 ran fine. 7.x is what kills it.

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