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Upgrading all device firmware

Use the Fabric Upgrade process to select a firmware version from FortiGuard for the FortiGate. When part of a Security Fabric, the select target firmware is for the root FortiGate.

The target firmware version is used to automatically upgrade firmware for all FortiGate, FortiAP, and FortiSwitch devices. Fabric members or managed devices download the chosen firmware directly from FortiGuard.

A Fabric Upgrade can be performed immediately or during a scheduled time.

To upgrade all device firmware:
  1. Log into the FortiGate GUI as the admin administrative user.
  2. Go to System > Fabric Management and click Fabric Upgrade. The Fabric Upgrade pane opens, and the following tabs are available:

    Latest

    Displays the latest, available firmware from FortiGuard.

    All Upgrades

    Displays all available firmware from FortiGuard.

  3. Select Latest or All Upgrades, select a target firmware version, and then click Next.

    In this example, All Upgrades is selected.

  4. Select an upgrade schedule, either Immediate or Custom. If using Custom, enter an upgrade date and time (Custom is used in this example).

    Note

    In a custom upgrade, the configuration backups are saved when the administrator schedules the upgrade. If the scheduled upgrade occurs after further configuration changes are made, the latest changes will not be saved in a new backup configuration file.

  5. Click Next and review the update schedule. For FortiSwitch, a message appears because no firmware upgrade is currently available.

  6. Click Confirm and Backup Config. The pane goes into a loading state to wait for all FortiGate configurations to save. Once completed, the pane closes and the device list refreshes to reflect the latest changes.

Use the Fabric Upgrade process to select a firmware version from FortiGuard for the FortiGate. When part of a Security Fabric, the select target firmware is for the root FortiGate.

The target firmware version is used to automatically upgrade firmware for all FortiGate, FortiAP, and FortiSwitch devices. Fabric members or managed devices download the chosen firmware directly from FortiGuard.

A Fabric Upgrade can be performed immediately or during a scheduled time.

To upgrade all device firmware:
  1. Log into the FortiGate GUI as the admin administrative user.
  2. Go to System > Fabric Management and click Fabric Upgrade. The Fabric Upgrade pane opens, and the following tabs are available:

    Latest

    Displays the latest, available firmware from FortiGuard.

    All Upgrades

    Displays all available firmware from FortiGuard.

  3. Select Latest or All Upgrades, select a target firmware version, and then click Next.

    In this example, All Upgrades is selected.

  4. Select an upgrade schedule, either Immediate or Custom. If using Custom, enter an upgrade date and time (Custom is used in this example).

    Note

    In a custom upgrade, the configuration backups are saved when the administrator schedules the upgrade. If the scheduled upgrade occurs after further configuration changes are made, the latest changes will not be saved in a new backup configuration file.

  5. Click Next and review the update schedule. For FortiSwitch, a message appears because no firmware upgrade is currently available.

  6. Click Confirm and Backup Config. The pane goes into a loading state to wait for all FortiGate configurations to save. Once completed, the pane closes and the device list refreshes to reflect the latest changes.