Question : Inside Interface Problem Configuring PIX 515E

Hi folks!

I've got a freshly formatted Cisco PIX 515E firewall that I am trying to configure with the proper boot image. When it boots, I can escape into the monitor mode, set the IP address, and download the boot image (pix804.bin) from the TFTP server. I can then boot into the firewall. However, that's as far as I can get.

My next step has been to try to configure the IP address of the appropriate interface and download the image from the TFTP server again in regular console mode so that it can be saved to flash. However, when I attempt to configure the exact same interface with the exact same IP as I used in the monitor mode, I get no network connectivity. I cannot reach the TFTP server, and any ping attempts return "No route to host."

Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong?

- Tom

Answer : Inside Interface Problem Configuring PIX 515E

Thanks for the help!

Ultimately, though, I discovered the problem was different. This is a unit with a failover license. It was booting in standby mode by default. I had to switch it to active mode in order to be able to actually use the network interfaces. Once I did that, I was able to configure the IP address and download the necessary files.

Thanks again!

- Tom
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