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Cisco Lab buildup

I have been spending the majority of my time just reading over Cisco Press books, and taking practice tests.  I have been wanting to get my lab back in running condition as well as add new components to assist in my security goals.  With the latest edition of the Digi CM 32 Console Terminal it now makes it much easier to access all my equipment via the console.  Before I would have to go into the closet and connect my laptop directly into...

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Upgrading Cisco PIX 515E IOS and ASDM

Today I wanted to upgrade my PIX 515E to the most recent version available for the hardware.  I have been running PIX IOS version 7.2(3) and ASDM version 5.2(3).  Visiting Cisco’s website I found I could download version 8.0(4)28 for the IOS and 6.1(5)51 would be needed as my 5.2(3) version would no longer work once I upgraded the PIX. The upgrade process is easy using either the CLI or ASDM.  I was unable to copy the image.bin file...

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Cisco PIX515E Configuration

It has been a while since I have had much opportunity to work on my network, production or test.  Having to relocate in the middle of 2012 took quite a bit of time, plus getting settled in my new job.  The great thing about my new position is I get the opportunity to work on the Cisco network frequently and get some real world experience.  I wanted to get back to working on adding my PIX515e into my network and though this was as good of...

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