The following information details existing device issues that have been discovered within other releases. In most cases, a resolution is included to address the issue.

SNMP Credential Change for PIX 515 (version 7.0)

  • When rolling Credentials (for example, using the application's System Administration -> Networks -> Roll feature), only the credential entry relating to the application's IP address changes.

    Operating System Management

  • This device class does not currently support listing flash contents; the user must ensure sufficient space exists before scheduling the upgrade. Upgrading from version 6.x to later versions is not supported by this device class because memory and flash requirements cannot be verified by the driver.

    Physical Hardware

  • Inventory is displayed for supported devices discovered using Non-SNMP protocols. Non-admin contexts do not have access to the processor information, so “N/A” is listed for those values.

  • The system context does not support hardware inventory.

    Autodiscovery of spared units

  • When discovering non-admin contexts operating in a spared configuration, the newly discovered non-admin context will replace the previous version. This is due to the non-unique combination of hostname/context, IP address, and serial number for this equipment.

  • To avoid duplicate devices in the UI, devices in multi-context mode currently use hostname for the serial number to maintain backward-compatibility with previously discovered units for upgrade scenarios.

    Autodiscovery of Multiple Context

  • Devices configured to contain multiple virtual firewall context, such as an ASA or PIX 7, must be discovered using terminal credentials. There is not enough unique information from the SNMP agent to accurately determine a unique chassis on these devices.

    Cisco PIX - SNMP Discovery

  • SNMP discovery is not available for FWSM and ASA models.

    Device Naming

  • For devices operating in multiple context mode, the device name is constructed as hostname/context.

    • Hostname is initially taken from the show host response.

    • Context is taken from the show context response, active context detail is listed on the line ending in *.

    • When these values are identical, the hardware name shown in the show version response is used for the hostname. For example, ciscoasa up 4 days 3 hours.

      Configuration Management

  • runningSystem and startupSystem configuration files can only be pulled for the admin-equivalent context. All other contexts will pull only runningAdmin and startupAdmin configurations.