When a code series has been announced End of Life, no further maintenance releases are planned. In addition, customer specific fixes will not be done. If experiencing problems with a version of FortiNAC in the code series, you would be required to update before any issues can be addressed.
With the release of FortiNAC Version 8.5.0, Fortinet announced the End-Of-Life for FortiNAC 8.1. Existing customers under maintenance are strongly encouraged to upgrade to the current Safe Harbor release.
Considerations are as follows:
- FortiNAC Versions 7.0 and higher are not supported on appliances running firm‐ ware Version 2.X (SUSE) because of the limitations of this operating system and the hard‐ware on which it is installed. Please contact your sales representative for hardware upgrade options.
- If you attempt to install FortiNAC Versions 7.0 and higher on an unsupported Operating System and hardware combination, the install process displays the following message: “This release is not supported on 1U SUSE‐Linux appliances (firmware 2.x). The install process will exit now. Please contact Fortinet at: +1 866.990.3799 or +1 603.228.5300”
- On July 13, 2010 Microsoft ended support for Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Server. These Operating Systems will be removed from the list of options in the Scan Policy Configuration screens in a future release.