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Managing firmware with the FortiGate BIOS

FortiGate units are shipped with firmware installed. Usually firmware upgrades are performed through the web-based manager or by using the CLI execute restore command. From the console, you can also interrupt the FortiGate unit’s boot-up process to load firmware using the BIOS firmware that is a permanent part of the unit.

Using the BIOS, you can:

  • view system information
  • format the boot device
  • load firmware and reboot
  • reboot the FortiGate unit from the backup firmware, which then becomes the default firmware

Managing firmware with the FortiGate BIOS

FortiGate units are shipped with firmware installed. Usually firmware upgrades are performed through the web-based manager or by using the CLI execute restore command. From the console, you can also interrupt the FortiGate unit’s boot-up process to load firmware using the BIOS firmware that is a permanent part of the unit.

Using the BIOS, you can:

  • view system information
  • format the boot device
  • load firmware and reboot
  • reboot the FortiGate unit from the backup firmware, which then becomes the default firmware