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PIX 515E OS 7.0 - Out of Band management - failover


I have my PIX 515E Restricted (16MBRAM/8MB)- 2 Interfaces.

I like to implement:

- 7.0 OS Software

- Failover

- Out of Band Management Interface

It's correct that I have to buy:

- Upgrade License to UR for my PIX

- 1 new ETH Intefaces

- 16MB Flash / 64 MB RAM

- New PIX 515E with Licence Failover

Or do you propose another solution?

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Re: PIX 515E OS 7.0 - Out of Band management - failover


Pls find the hardware,software and the licensing requirements for configuring failover..

Hardware Requirements

The two units in a failover configuration must have the same hardware configuration. They must be the same model, have the same number and types of interfaces, the same amount of Flash memory, and the same amount of RAM.

Software Requirements

The two units in a failover configuration must be in the operating modes (routed or transparent, single or multiple context). They have the same major (first number) and minor (second number) software version. However, you can use different versions of the software during an upgrade process; for example, you can upgrade one unit from Version 7.0(1) to Version 7.0(2) and have failover remain active. We recommend upgrading both units to the same version to ensure long-term compatibility.

License Requirements

On the PIX security appliance platform, at least one of the units must have an unrestricted (UR) license. The other unit can have a Failover Only (FO) license, a Failover Only Active-Active (FO_AA) license, or another UR license. Units with a Restricted license cannot be used for failover, and two units with FO or FO_AA licenses cannot be used together as a failover pair.

Regarding upgration of licensing part based on the feature do refer this link...


Also about upgrading the ios to 7.0 i think for 6.3 code itself u need to have 16MB flash to have that code...

Cisco PIX 515/515E Security Appliance

• 64 MB on Restricted models

• 128 MB Unrestricted, Failover, and Failover-Active/Active models


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