Controller Based WLANs

Is it possible to run non-fips code in FIPS controller?

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Q:

Is it possible to run non-fips code in FIPS controller?



A:

Is it possible to run non-fips code in FIPS controller?

yes, we can run non-fips code in FIPS controller. The challenge here is w will lose any existing configuration if  non-fips code in FIPS controller.

Also, we have to reset the password and have to reprogram the device from scratch.  

Hence its recommended to install FIPS code in FIPS controller.

Below are the steps needs to be performed to boot the device using default config if the non-FIPS code been installed in FIPS controller.

 

1) perform a boot break from the console port at 'Hit any key to stop autoboot:'

2) change the config file environment variable 

setenv cfgfile default1.cfg
saveenv

3) issue the 'reset' command

4) reconfigure the device with the initial setup dialog, system will reboot when complete

5) perform a boot break at 'Hit any key to stop autoboot:'

6) unset the config file environment variable 

setenv cfgfile
saveenv

7) issue the 'boot' command

8) login to device from console when prompted

9) issue 'write mem' command

 

 

 

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