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Upgrade from SX

It's possible to update all old firewall models (SX) from Halon Security to the new security router platform. We strongly recommend this; it will breath new life into your old firewalls!

Important facts:

  • Export the old configuration before upgrade; it will be erased (you need to start over from scratch)
  • You need
    • New CompactFlash (CF) card, at least 1 GB[1]
    • CompactFlash card reader[2]
    • Screwdriver

How to upgrade

  1. Export the configuration and take screenshots of the old firewall, especially the Firewall > Policies page
  2. Populate the CompactFlash card with the halon-vsr-serial-i386-XXX.img.gz from according to the writing system images guide
  3. Remove the old CompactFlash card
    • SX-60 and SX-150: one screw at the bottom (1 minute)
    • SX-101: 4 screws at the back (2 minutes)
    • SX-200, SX-250: a couple of crews (3 minutes)
    • SX-50: 26 screws (30 minutes)
  4. Insert the new CompactFlash card
  5. Power up the firewall
  6. Configure your computer to use DHCP
  7. Connect your computer to the firewall's second Ethernet (called "2" or "LAN") port using a patch cable
  8. Steer your browser of choice to
  9. Sign in with username and password admin

What about the configuration?

You can purchase consulting from us; creating a new configuration from your old SX configuration. It costs 1500 SEK per hour of work needed, it usually takes one or two hours.