Use the following steps to upgrade a FortiGate-6000 or 7000 HA cluster with
uninterruptible-upgrade enabled from FortiOS 6.4.8 build 1823 to FortiOS 7.0.5 Build 0057. You can also use these steps to upgrade a FortiGate-7121F-2 running FortiOS 6.4.8 NPI build 4175. The FortiGate-7121F -2 contains FIM-7941Fs.
uninterruptible-upgrade allows you to upgrade the firmware of an operating FortiGate-6000 or 7000 HA configuration with only minimal traffic interruption. During the upgrade, the secondary FortiGate upgrades first. Then a failover occurs and the newly upgraded FortiGate becomes the primary FortiGate and the firmware of the new secondary FortiGate upgrades.
To perform a graceful upgrade of your FortiGate-6000 or 7000 from FortiOS 6.2.9 or 6.4.6 to FortiOS 7.0.5:
Use the following command to enable
uninterruptible-upgradeto support HA graceful upgrade:
config system ha
set uninterruptible-upgrade enable
Download FortiOS 7.0.5 firmware for FortiGate-6000 or 7000 from the https://support.fortinet.com FortiGate-6K7K 7.0.5 firmware image folder.
Perform a normal upgrade of your HA cluster using the downloaded firmware image file.
Verify that you have installed the correct firmware version. For example, for a FortiGate-6301F:
get system status Version: FortiGate-6301F v7.0.5,build0057,220922 (GA) ...