Upgrade FortiGate Firewall

Hello every one , in this video I will upgrade fortigate firewall firmware , as you know upgrading firmware is very important because in older versions of forties , it has different security and performance bugs, also to download firmware, you need to have an account of Fortinet.com

  1. Preparation:
    • Identify the target firmware version you want to upgrade to. Check Fortinet’s official website for the latest firmware releases and release notes.
  2. Download Firmware:
    • Access the Fortinet Support Portal and download the firmware image file for your FortiGate model and the desired firmware version. Save it to your local machine.
  3. Backup Configuration:
    • Log in to the FortiGate web-based interface (GUI).
    • Navigate to System > Dashboard > Status and click on “Backup” to create a backup of your current configuration. Store this backup in a safe location.
  4. Check Hardware Requirements:
    • Verify that your FortiGate model has the necessary hardware resources to support the new firmware version. Refer to the release notes for hardware requirements.
  5. Upload Firmware:
    • In the FortiGate GUI, go to System > Firmware > Image and click on “Upload Images.”
    • Select the firmware image file you downloaded earlier and upload it to the FortiGate.
  6. Install Firmware:
    • After the firmware image is uploaded, select it and click on “Upgrade.” Follow the on-screen instructions to start the upgrade process. This process may take several minutes, and your FortiGate will automatically reboot when it’s completed.
  7. Verify Upgrade:
    • Once the FortiGate reboots, log back into the GUI and verify that the new firmware version is running. Go to System > Dashboard > Status to check the firmware version.
  8. Test Functionality:
    • Test critical network functions, such as firewall rules, VPN connections, and any other services you rely on, to ensure they are working as expected.
  9. Review Release Notes:
    • Review the release notes for the new firmware version to understand any changes, bug fixes, or new features introduced.
  10. Monitor and Troubleshoot:
    • Keep an eye on your network for any unexpected issues that may have been introduced by the upgrade. Be prepared to troubleshoot and rollback if necessary.
  11. Rollback (if needed):
    • In case the upgrade causes critical issues that cannot be resolved immediately, you may need to roll back to the previous firmware version using the backup you created earlier. This should be done carefully to avoid further disruptions.
  12. Post-Upgrade Tasks:
    • Update documentation and notify relevant team members or stakeholders about the successful upgrade.
    • Consider making any necessary adjustments or optimizations to the firewall settings based on the new firmware’s capabilities.