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Posted on 2008-06-16
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I have 2 units of Cisco PIX 515 running in failover mode now.  I have disabled the failover, and have taken out the standby unit for other purpose.  However, when I boot up the secondary unit in standalone, I get the following message at the console screen, and cannot proceed from there on:

=========================== NOTICE ===========================
This machine is licensed as a secondary failover unit, but lacks a connection to a fully-licensed primary PIX. The current setup is an invalid failover setup. This machine will not continue rebooting in its current state.
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I know this has to be the licensing issue.  I am just hoping there is a way to reset it, or convert it so that it can be operating in standalone, without upgrading the license.  Any ideas?  Thank you.
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These units are designed to operate only as a backup while the primary is being repaired.
You really need to upgrade it to have a primarly license before you can use it practically.

It should continue to work in its current configuration, although it will periodically reboot.
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