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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Updating the system firmware

To take advantage of the latest features and fixes, FortiManager provides two ways to upgrade its firmware: manually or through the FDN. For information about upgrading your FortiManager device, see the FortiManager Upgrade Guide, or contact Fortinet Customer Service & Support.

Backup the configuration and database before changing the firmware of your FortiManager unit. Changing the firmware to an older or incompatible version may reset the configuration and database to the default values for that firmware version, resulting in data loss. For information on backing up the configuration, see Backing up the system.

Before you can download firmware updates for your FortiManager unit, you must first register your FortiManager unit with Customer Service & Support. For details, go to https://support.fortinet.com/ or contact Customer Service & Support.

To manually update the FortiManager firmware:
  1. Download the firmware (the .out file) from the Customer Service & Support website, https://support.fortinet.com/.
  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, in the Firmware Version field, click Upgrade Firmware. The Firmware Upload dialog box opens.
  4. Drag and drop the file onto the dialog box, or click Browse to locate the firmware package (.out file) that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal and then click Open.
  5. Click OK. Your device will upload the firmware image and you will receive a confirmation message noting that the upgrade was successful.

    Optionally, you can upgrade firmware stored on an FTP or TFTP server using the following CLI command:

    execute restore image {ftp | tftp} <file path to server> <IP of server> <username on server> <password>

    For more information, see the FortiManager CLI Reference.

  6. Refresh the browser and log back into the device.
  7. Launch the Device Manager module and make sure that all formerly added devices are still listed.
  8. Launch other functional modules and make sure they work properly.

Installing firmware replaces the current network vulnerability management engine with the version included with the firmware release that you are installing. After you install the new firmware, make sure that your vulnerability definitions are up-to-date. For more information, see Device Firmware and Security Updates.

The FortiManager firmware can also be updated through the FDN. For more information, see Firmware images.

Updating the system firmware

To take advantage of the latest features and fixes, FortiManager provides two ways to upgrade its firmware: manually or through the FDN. For information about upgrading your FortiManager device, see the FortiManager Upgrade Guide, or contact Fortinet Customer Service & Support.

Backup the configuration and database before changing the firmware of your FortiManager unit. Changing the firmware to an older or incompatible version may reset the configuration and database to the default values for that firmware version, resulting in data loss. For information on backing up the configuration, see Backing up the system.

Before you can download firmware updates for your FortiManager unit, you must first register your FortiManager unit with Customer Service & Support. For details, go to https://support.fortinet.com/ or contact Customer Service & Support.

To manually update the FortiManager firmware:
  1. Download the firmware (the .out file) from the Customer Service & Support website, https://support.fortinet.com/.
  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, in the Firmware Version field, click Upgrade Firmware. The Firmware Upload dialog box opens.
  4. Drag and drop the file onto the dialog box, or click Browse to locate the firmware package (.out file) that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal and then click Open.
  5. Click OK. Your device will upload the firmware image and you will receive a confirmation message noting that the upgrade was successful.

    Optionally, you can upgrade firmware stored on an FTP or TFTP server using the following CLI command:

    execute restore image {ftp | tftp} <file path to server> <IP of server> <username on server> <password>

    For more information, see the FortiManager CLI Reference.

  6. Refresh the browser and log back into the device.
  7. Launch the Device Manager module and make sure that all formerly added devices are still listed.
  8. Launch other functional modules and make sure they work properly.

Installing firmware replaces the current network vulnerability management engine with the version included with the firmware release that you are installing. After you install the new firmware, make sure that your vulnerability definitions are up-to-date. For more information, see Device Firmware and Security Updates.

The FortiManager firmware can also be updated through the FDN. For more information, see Firmware images.