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Installing FortiSandbox

Plan your installation carefully and select the FortiSandbox model(s) that meet your requirements.

  • Plan the size of your installation appropriately. Ensure you also plan for future sandboxing requirements. Refer to the FortiSandbox Data Sheet for performance information of each model.
  • Ensure you have remote serial console or virtual console access.
  • Ensure that a local FTP or SCP server is available on a network local to the FortiSandbox.

Before any firmware upgrade, save a copy of your FortiSandbox configuration by going to Dashboard > Status System Information widget, and clicking the Backup/Restore icon in the System Configuration line.

After any firmware upgrade, if you are using the web UI, clear the browser cache before logging into the FortiSandbox unit to ensure proper display of the web UI screens.

Upgrading cluster environments

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In a cluster environment, we recommended upgrading the cluster in the following order:

  1. Worker devices
  2. Secondary device
  3. Primary device

Upgrade a unit after the previous one fully boots up. After upgrade, we highly recommend setting up a cluster level failover IP set for a smooth failover between primary and secondary.

Downgrading to previous firmware versions

Downgrading to previous firmware versions is not supported.

Installing FortiSandbox

Plan your installation carefully and select the FortiSandbox model(s) that meet your requirements.

  • Plan the size of your installation appropriately. Ensure you also plan for future sandboxing requirements. Refer to the FortiSandbox Data Sheet for performance information of each model.
  • Ensure you have remote serial console or virtual console access.
  • Ensure that a local FTP or SCP server is available on a network local to the FortiSandbox.

Before any firmware upgrade, save a copy of your FortiSandbox configuration by going to Dashboard > Status System Information widget, and clicking the Backup/Restore icon in the System Configuration line.

After any firmware upgrade, if you are using the web UI, clear the browser cache before logging into the FortiSandbox unit to ensure proper display of the web UI screens.

Upgrading cluster environments

note icon

In a cluster environment, we recommended upgrading the cluster in the following order:

  1. Worker devices
  2. Secondary device
  3. Primary device

Upgrade a unit after the previous one fully boots up. After upgrade, we highly recommend setting up a cluster level failover IP set for a smooth failover between primary and secondary.

Downgrading to previous firmware versions

Downgrading to previous firmware versions is not supported.