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PIX515E Secondary Unit Upgrade

I have a PIX-515E which was part of a failover setup. The primary unit was sold off and I am left with the PIX-515E which only boots up either in monitor mode or boots but advises that unit can only be used as secondary unit. In monitor mode I am unable to establish the IP address of the Ethernet interfaces. I have purchase PIX-515-SW-FO-R to upgrade it from failover to R. My question is how can I get this unit from secondary status to primary status to load my software or how do I reset it. Or how to I establish the IP address so I can reload the software ?

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Re: PIX515E Secondary Unit Upgrade

one way is to upgarde the pix software from monitor mode, and during the process you will be prompted for the new activation key.

to obtain the activation key,

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