PIX 6.3(1) to 7 version

Hi all,

I will buy a new Pix 515 for my central network ... in version 7.

I have 4 Pix 501 version 6.3(1) who can connect with a VPN tunnel to the 515.

Do you know if there is any problems between 6.x.x version and 7.x version ?? Do I have to be careful about anything ?

Thanks a lot !


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We noticed that our VPN configuration stopped working between 7.0(4) and 7.0(5) up to 7.1(1). We opened a case which is still pending.

Regards, Christoph Gartmann

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Christoph Gartmann

You should upgrade all of those. There are known security problems in 6.3(1) and 6.3(3). You are entitled to 6.3(4) even if you have no support contract (provided you are the registered owner of the equipment.) If you have a support contract it would be even better to upgrade to 6.3(5) as that has a number of bug fixes.

If I recall correctly, there were some VPN related bugs fixed after 6.3(1).

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Walter Roberson

When you buy the new PIX 515, you'll get a CD with current firmware versions. You can then upgrade the remotes with the 6.3.5. PIX 501 does not support 7.x firmware.

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If you do not have a support contract on a device, and you are not still in the warrantee period, then you are not entitled to upgrade the device to 6.3(5).

PIX software is NOT licensed on the basis of "If you own a copy of a version, you can use it on any PIX you have."

There are *selected* security releases that Cisco provides for free, and for those -only-, if you have a PIX with the same minor release number (e.g., 6.3) then you can update. You are, though, not entitled to update a device from a different major or minor release, so if you happened to have a copy of the security release 6.3(4), you would NOT be entitled to use it to upgrade a PIX running 6.2 [unless that PIX was under support.]

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Walter Roberson

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