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|Affected Product ID
||FS4000 firmware issues|
Cisco has determined that some FS4000 FireSight security management appliances require software updates in order to meet specified system reliability.
Cisco has determined that FS4000 FireSight security management appliances equipped with 960GB solid-state drives (SSDs) require firmware updates in order to meet specified system reliability. Products shipped between December 2014 and June 2015 contain outdated SSD and RAID firmware that might result in premature system failure.
The FS4000 security management appliances that operate with outdated SSD and RAID firmware might experience a failure of an SSD that leads to a system failure and a nonrecoverable loss of data. During system failure, the RAID volume disappears and the appliance becomes inoperable. A system reboot is required and the appliance will operate in degraded mode until the failed SSD is replaced.
Cisco recommends that you upgrade the software of the FS4000 FireSight security management appliances to Version 188.8.131.52 or later.
This software will upgrade the SSD and RAID firmware in order to greatly improve the overall system reliability. The Cisco FireSIGHT Management Center software can be downloaded from the Cisco Software Download Center.
Use the system console in order to determine if your FS4000 management system requires this software upgrade.
How To Identify Affected Products
The FS4000 FireSight security management appliances that were manufactured between December 2014 and June 2015 are affected.
You can use any of these methods in order to obtain the chassis serial number:
- From the Web User Interface.
- From the CLI of the affected product.
- Through a visual inspection of the affected product.
From the Web User Interface of the affected product, complete these steps:
- Log in to the FS4000 security management appliance.
- Choose System > Local > Configuration.
- Locate the Serial Number field on the third line of the console screen.
From the CLI of the affected product, enter this information:
admin@Sourcefire3D:~$ sudo -i
root@Sourcefire3D:~# ipmitool fru print 0
Chassis Type : Rack Mount Chassis
Chassis Part Number : SR1234ABC
Chassis Serial : BZPR12345678
Remaining output data follows...
If you desire to perform a visual inspection of the affected product, the chassis serial number label is located at the top right side of the appliance. The chassis serial number can also be referenced on the sales order documentation.
Use the Cisco Serial Number Validation Tool in order to validate your FS4000 FireSight security management appliance serial number(s).
Note: If the part number of the appliance is 800-43879-02 (or higher) or shows deviation label "D513103" (located near the front at the top left corner), the unit is not affected.
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