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    Dear all..

    I just tried to upgrade my pix 515e from 6.3 to 7.0.
    I started in the monitor mode and downloaded the bin image from my tftp server, then waited for a restart and it was done! my system working on it's memory contents. but from here.. I can't continue the installation. the main problem is I can configure my pix so I can connect to the tftp server. I guess maybe it's some problem in my access-lists, but anyway! I've checked everything and I can't understand what the problem is. now my pix is in boot loop. I still can use the monitor mode to download the bin from the tftp again and I've done it five times. but after that, as I said, I can't connect to the server to download the image to continue installation.

  • #2
    Re: pix 515e boot loop

    How much RAM does it have?
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: pix 515e boot loop

      it has 64mb of ram and it's the limited license or what it is! I've checked the firmware spec and it seems that my device should work with it.

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      • #4
        Re: pix 515e boot loop

        When you download the image in "monitor mode" does it work, what happens when you boot it up then, what is on screen? Can you post a screenshot?

        http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...804708d8.shtml
        cheers
        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: pix 515e boot loop

          It can download the firmware in monitor mode, then loads it to memory as it should, and then starts it. so I go to the new firmware command line to continue. I'm sure everything is step to this step. I'm not with the pix now, so I can't post a screenshot! but as I said, I'm sure everything is OK to this step.

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          • #6
            Re: pix 515e boot loop

            Can you ping the tftp server still?
            I assume it is fast ethernet connection not a gigabit switch.
            What error do you get when you try and tftp?
            cheers
            Andy

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            • #7
              Re: pix 515e boot loop

              no I can't ping the tftp server after the new firmware loads into the memory! sure I set the interface IP address again, but to no help. no ping, no tftp, no ftp, no nothing.

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              • #8
                Re: pix 515e boot loop

                Does the port look connected on the switch. Which interface are you plugged into (just for info!) and have you tried unplugging and replugging the lan cable?

                I assume it is just a nic into a switch into a tftp server machine?
                cheers
                Andy

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                • #9
                  Re: pix 515e boot loop

                  1. the port is connected to my laptop directly. (I have a laptop with smart ether port)
                  2. I've plugged in the interface 1 (have tried interface 0 before, same problem)
                  3. I've tried unplug/plug many times. nothing happens

                  maybe it's access list problems? if so how can I correct it? I mean can anyone give me some commands to allow any input/output traffic on both interfaces? (I've done it and I'm almost sure I've done it right, but maybe it's my mistake)

                  I also attach the what happens when I do all those stuff (from loading the new firmware in the monitor mode, to having problem after restart) and 'show running-config' output (the last command of the screen, all in a single file).
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Re: pix 515e boot loop

                    Isn't this box already upgraded?
                    From the rtf file, personally I would be tempted to wipe the config and reboot it.
                    what files are in flash?
                    cheers
                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Re: pix 515e boot loop

                      As I know, it shouldn't be upgraded yet:

                      1. I got it with a 6.3 firmware
                      2. I tried upgrading it but couldn't follow the instruction completely
                      3. It can't boot up completely

                      I wiped the config file, but still can't use it
                      now flash is completely empty.

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                      • #12
                        Re: pix 515e boot loop

                        It has been a long time but according to the article you run monitor mode, upgrade and then on the first reboot, just log on and run the copy tftp flash command. Can you try that rather than putting in the IP etc?
                        cheers
                        Andy

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                        • #13
                          Re: pix 515e boot loop

                          Have you already reviewed the article below?
                          http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/...ig/upgrade.htm
                          Marcel
                          Technical Consultant
                          Netherlands
                          http://www.phetios.com
                          http://blog.nessus.nl

                          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

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                          • #14
                            Re: pix 515e boot loop

                            I think a 6 - 7 upgrade is a little different to that on a 515. The 515E would have been a lot easier!
                            cheers
                            Andy

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                            • #15
                              Re: pix 515e boot loop

                              Well according the title it's 515E
                              Btw, check this one out either. All should be covered there (didn't check them out so...)
                              http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...ides_list.html
                              Marcel
                              Technical Consultant
                              Netherlands
                              http://www.phetios.com
                              http://blog.nessus.nl

                              MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                              "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                              "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                              "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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