[c-nsp] FWSM Maintenance software - where to download from

Erik Sundberg ESundberg at nitelusa.com
Wed Feb 6 22:26:51 EST 2013


It's not a "patch" for a software release.

I found the software for the Maintenance Partition it's located in the download manager under.....
        Cisco Interfaces and Modules
        Cisco Services Modules
        Cisco Catalyst 6500/6000 Series Services Maintenance Partition Maintenance
        Partition Software-2.1(5)

        Filename: c6svc-mp.2-1-5.bin.gz

You would think that they would also put a link to the software under the FWSM section...



-----Original Message-----
From: cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces at puck.nether.net] On Behalf Of Justin M. Streiner
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:46 PM
To: Cisco-nsp (cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net)
Subject: Re: [c-nsp] FWSM Maintenance software - where to download from

On Wed, 6 Feb 2013, Justin M. Streiner wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Feb 2013, Erik Sundberg wrote:
>>  Where in cisco's download tool do you download the maintenance
>> software  for the Firewall Services Module?
>>  It's not listed under the FWSM Section under the following area
>> Switches  Campus LAN Switches - Core and Distribution  Cisco Catalyst
>> 6500 Series Switches  Cisco Catalyst 6509-E Switch  Cisco Catalyst
>> 6500 Series Firewall Services Module  Firewall Services Module (FWSM)
>> Software-4.1(11)
>>  Only the FWSM Image is located here...
> Not sure what you mean by maintenance software.  Do you mean ASDM?
> ASDM for FWSM is here:
> http://software.cisco.com/download/release.html?mdfid=277413409&softwa
> reid=280775067&release=6.2%283%29F&relind=AVAILABLE&rellifecycle=&relt
> ype=latest
> If you mean something else, I'm not sure where you'd find it.  In that
> case, the best bet would be to check with the TAC or your account team.

I normally don't reply to my own posts, but I had another thought after I sent this.

If you're referring to a maintenance release of code, I've found one of two things to be the case in the past:
1. The TAC needs to make it available for you on request, or...
2. The release you see on CCO is the maintenance release.  For whatever reason, Cisco has often been very bad at clearly identifying maintenance/interim releases as such on CCO, at least for the FWSM and ASA.  I don't know if it's a business unit policy thing or what, but it can make things confusing for customers because you're not quite certain you're downloading the version of code that has feature or bug fix XYZ, and the image posting date on CCO doesn't always help.

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