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Firmware

6.0.0
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Fortinet periodically updates the FortiGate firmware to include new features and resolve important issues. After you have registered your FortiGate unit, you can download firmware updates from the Fortinet Support web site,

Before you install any new firmware, be sure to follow the steps below:

  • Review the Release Notes for a new firmware release.
  • Review the Supported Upgrade Paths to prepare for the upgrade of FortiOS on your FortiGate.
  • Backup the current configuration, including local certificates.
  • Test the new firmware until you are satisfied that it applies to your configuration.

Installing new firmware without reviewing release notes or testing the firmware may result in changes to settings or unexpected issues.

note icon Only FortiGate admin users and administrators whose access profiles contain system read and write privileges can change the FortiGate firmware.

Backing up the current configuration

You should always back up the configuration before installing new firmware, in case you need to restore your FortiGate configuration.

For more information and instructions on backing up and restoring your configuration, see Configuration backups.

Fortinet periodically updates the FortiGate firmware to include new features and resolve important issues. After you have registered your FortiGate unit, you can download firmware updates from the Fortinet Support web site,

Before you install any new firmware, be sure to follow the steps below:

  • Review the Release Notes for a new firmware release.
  • Review the Supported Upgrade Paths to prepare for the upgrade of FortiOS on your FortiGate.
  • Backup the current configuration, including local certificates.
  • Test the new firmware until you are satisfied that it applies to your configuration.

Installing new firmware without reviewing release notes or testing the firmware may result in changes to settings or unexpected issues.

note icon Only FortiGate admin users and administrators whose access profiles contain system read and write privileges can change the FortiGate firmware.

Backing up the current configuration

You should always back up the configuration before installing new firmware, in case you need to restore your FortiGate configuration.

For more information and instructions on backing up and restoring your configuration, see Configuration backups.