In this upgrade, I 've jumped from 7.1(1)E4 to 7.3(2)E4. The whole upgrade took less than 15-20 mins.
1st you will need a SMARTNET support contract and access to the upgrade pkg file
2nd, access the IPS module from a sesssion 1 command from the cisco ASA
note: if you forgot your password , than execute a hw-module module 1 password-reset and reset the password
default username/password = cisco/cisco
3rd , backup your configs
4th, copy the software-pkg-file to your upload server. I'm going to conduct the upgrade using ftp from this server via the command
note: be patient, this can take 4-10 mins to re-initialize and come back up.
Last, after the unit has restored to a up status, you can now issues a show module from the ASA or login into the IPS module to validate the new software version via a show version command.
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