Plz help. Activation Key lost!

anisanis Member Posts: 34 ■□□□□□□□□□
I had a PIx firewall 515E, Version 8.0(2), i downgraded it with 6.3(5). Like a schoolboy i did not backup the activation running on ios version 8.0(2). After replacing the image file with pix635.bin, pix ios version 6.3(5), its asking me for activation key.

From where do we get the activation key?

I have the "show run" output of my previous output, where I see something like cryptochecksum value. Can it be my activation key for version 6.3(5)?

Plz help in this regard.



  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,799 ■■■■■■■■□□
    It's not saved in the running-config, if you have a copy of your version info. from 8.02 (show version) it'll have it.
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • anisanis Member Posts: 34 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Well, I mailed to Cisco with my serial of pix 515e. They returned with the activation key. Infact, i was not aware that 'show run' does not provide activatin key rather 'show version' will show the activation key.

    thanks that i made the mistake. I hope i will never do the mistake again (if my membrain is not down).
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