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HA group firmware upgrade

Once the configuration files for each HA cluster member have been backed up, the firmware upgrade can begin.

Caution

When installing or upgrading firmware to an HA group, you must install firmware on the secondary unit/units before installing firmware on the primary unit.

  1. On the secondary unit, go to Dashboard > Status.
  2. In the System Information widget, under Firmware version, click Update.
  3. A prompt appears showing that the firmware file is being uploaded.

    Once uploaded, a prompt appears asking if you are sure you want to update.

  4. Click OK. The unit then reboots.
  5. After the reboot has completed, you may need to refresh the page.

    You are then redirected to the login page.

  6. Login to the FortiMail unit, and confirm that the secondary unit has successfully updated its firmware.
  7. On the primary unit, go to Monitor > Log > System Event and confirm the reboot event of the secondary unit (172.20.142.228).
  8. On the primary unit, upgrade the firmware the same way as the secondary unit.
  9. All units have been upgraded to the same firmware version.

Verify the HA cluster status and log activity under Monitor > Log > System Event.

HA group firmware upgrade

Once the configuration files for each HA cluster member have been backed up, the firmware upgrade can begin.

Caution

When installing or upgrading firmware to an HA group, you must install firmware on the secondary unit/units before installing firmware on the primary unit.

  1. On the secondary unit, go to Dashboard > Status.
  2. In the System Information widget, under Firmware version, click Update.
  3. A prompt appears showing that the firmware file is being uploaded.

    Once uploaded, a prompt appears asking if you are sure you want to update.

  4. Click OK. The unit then reboots.
  5. After the reboot has completed, you may need to refresh the page.

    You are then redirected to the login page.

  6. Login to the FortiMail unit, and confirm that the secondary unit has successfully updated its firmware.
  7. On the primary unit, go to Monitor > Log > System Event and confirm the reboot event of the secondary unit (172.20.142.228).
  8. On the primary unit, upgrade the firmware the same way as the secondary unit.
  9. All units have been upgraded to the same firmware version.

Verify the HA cluster status and log activity under Monitor > Log > System Event.