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Allow FortiSwitch and FortiAP upgrade when the Security Fabric is disabled

When the Security Fabric is disabled for a FortiGate with managed devices, such as managed FortiSwitch and FortiAP devices, the System > Fabric Management > Fabric Upgrade GUI option remains visible to help you manage all devices. Administrators can use the System > Fabric Management pane to start a federated upgrade on a non-Security Fabric FortiGate with managed devices.

In this example, a FortiGate manages a FortiSwitch and a FortiAP, and the Security Fabric is disabled.

To start a federated upgrade for a non-Security Fabric in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > Fabric Management. In this example, version 7.0.5 is available for the FGT-F-VM device.

  2. Click Fabric Upgrade. The Fabric Upgrade pane opens at the Select Firmware step, and the Latest tab is selected. In this example, version 7.0.5 is displayed on the Latest tab.

  3. On the Latest tab, select the version, and click Next. The wizard proceeds to the Choose Schedule step.
  4. Choose to upgrade immediately, or create a custom upgrade schedule, and click Next
    • Click Immediate to upgrade immediately.

    • Click Custom to specify a date and time for the upgrade.

    The wizard proceeds to the Review step.

  5. Review the firmware versions, and click Confirm and Backup Config. The configuration is backed up, and the upgrade proceeds.

    After the upgrade completes, the Firmware Version displays 7.0.5 build0304, and the Firmware Status displays Up to date for the FGT-F-VM.

To start a federated upgrade for a non-Security Fabric in the CLI:

config system federated-upgrade set status ready     set upgrade-id 2     config node-list edit "FGVM<serial number>" set timing scheduled             set time 22:59 2022/03/25 UTC             set setup-time 21:30 2022/03/25 UTC             set upgrade-path 7-0-5         next     end end

Allow FortiSwitch and FortiAP upgrade when the Security Fabric is disabled

When the Security Fabric is disabled for a FortiGate with managed devices, such as managed FortiSwitch and FortiAP devices, the System > Fabric Management > Fabric Upgrade GUI option remains visible to help you manage all devices. Administrators can use the System > Fabric Management pane to start a federated upgrade on a non-Security Fabric FortiGate with managed devices.

In this example, a FortiGate manages a FortiSwitch and a FortiAP, and the Security Fabric is disabled.

To start a federated upgrade for a non-Security Fabric in the GUI:
  1. Go to System > Fabric Management. In this example, version 7.0.5 is available for the FGT-F-VM device.

  2. Click Fabric Upgrade. The Fabric Upgrade pane opens at the Select Firmware step, and the Latest tab is selected. In this example, version 7.0.5 is displayed on the Latest tab.

  3. On the Latest tab, select the version, and click Next. The wizard proceeds to the Choose Schedule step.
  4. Choose to upgrade immediately, or create a custom upgrade schedule, and click Next
    • Click Immediate to upgrade immediately.

    • Click Custom to specify a date and time for the upgrade.

    The wizard proceeds to the Review step.

  5. Review the firmware versions, and click Confirm and Backup Config. The configuration is backed up, and the upgrade proceeds.

    After the upgrade completes, the Firmware Version displays 7.0.5 build0304, and the Firmware Status displays Up to date for the FGT-F-VM.

To start a federated upgrade for a non-Security Fabric in the CLI:

config system federated-upgrade set status ready     set upgrade-id 2     config node-list edit "FGVM<serial number>" set timing scheduled             set time 22:59 2022/03/25 UTC             set setup-time 21:30 2022/03/25 UTC             set upgrade-path 7-0-5         next     end end