LockedHot!FortiOS 6.2.1 is out

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FortiOS 6.2.1 is out

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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/07/22 03:52:57 (permalink)
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    After upgrade from 6.2.0 to 6.2.1 I have issue with Windows share (SMB), file trasnfer are very very slow or failed.
    browsing folders is ok, when I try to upload/download file ... it is slow or error
    ping and other services are ok
     
    someone is notice this?
     
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    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:46:56
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/07/22 09:10:14 (permalink)
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    After upgrade from 6.2.0 to 6.2.1 I have issue with Windows share (SMB), file trasnfer are very very slow or failed.
    browsing folders is ok, when I try to upload/download file ... it is slow or error
    ping and other services are ok
     
    someone is notice this?
     
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    Which UTM profiles are you using on this of traffic?
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:46:43
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/07/22 13:26:26 (permalink)
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    bommi
     
     
    Which UTM profiles are you using on this of traffic?




    NO UTM profiles, all is no inspection (for testing)
    Policies all allow (for testing)
     
    I confirm something is not working with 6.2.1 to me...
     
    In my tests:
     
    pc1----fg1_v_6.2.1 <----ipsec tunnel ---> fg2_v_6.2.1 --- pc2
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> download a file from pc1 --> ok
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> upload a file to pc1 --> error
     
    partial downgrade:
    pc1----fg1_v_6.2.0 <----ipsec tunnel ---> fg2_v_6.2.1 --- pc2
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> download a file from pc1 --> ok
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> upload a file to pc1 --> error
     
    full downgrade:
    pc1----fg1_v_6.2.0 <----ipsec tunnel ---> fg2_v_6.2.0 --- pc2
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> download a file from pc1 --> ok
    windows sharing: from pc2 --> upload a file to pc1 --> ok
     
    ----
    With small files, no issue. I have problems with files > 13/15MB
     
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    Other issue examples:
    pc3 -- fg3_v_6.2.0 <----ipsec tunnel ---> fg4_v_6.2.0 --- pc4
     
    from pc3 -> \\pc4\share\ -> browsing is fast, then right click on a chrome installation file (.exe>25M) -> explorer freezed
    from pc4 -> \\pc3\share\ -> download skype setup (>50M) -> ok (with a pause about at 80%, no packet loss pinging during this pause)
    from pc4 -> \\pc3\share\ -> upload skype setup (>50M) -> error , at beginning ok, at 19% speed to 0kb and after sometime timeout error (also, no packet loss in ping).
     
    Strange issue I opened a ticket with support hoping to solve,
     
     
     
     
     
     
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:47:29
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/16 07:22:17 (permalink)
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    Looks like 6.2 in general got pulled from the support page
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:47:39
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/19 02:15:35 (permalink)
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    brycemd,
     
    The downloads are still available- just the link missing from the main page from what I can see.
     
    Interesting spot though- be nice to know if it's planned or accidental?
     
    Kind Regards,
     
     
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    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:47:49
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/19 04:32:20 (permalink)
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    i hope this is not planned... updated mostly all of our fortigates to 6.2.1 (around 20)..
     
     
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:46:27
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/19 14:20:51 (permalink)
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    We have a Fortigate 301E. Are 6.0 and 6.2 parallel branches? We are still running 6.0.4 and I am trying to figure out whether I should be looking at 6.2.1 or not.
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/19 19:50:31 (permalink)
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    They are somewhat parallel branches but no where near as confusing as Cisco.
     
    The major release 5.6.x, 6.0.x, 6.2.x denote primarily the features and functions available, the minor or patch# x.x.1, x.x.2 denote patches that fix bugs or vulnerabilities. For the most part. Sometimes a patch release will introduce new features, but that is becoming much more rare. All the patches are cumulative inside the major release- however you should consult the update guide especially if jumping more than 1 patch release.
    Typically you want to stay on the major release that you are the most comfortable with and upgrade software when there is either a new feature that you need/want in a newer build or it goes end of life. Major releases typically make significant changes to functionality or behavior (for better or worse lately), interface changes, and sometimes introduce backwards compatibility issues. Usually they build on each other and better the functionality from the previous ones. Sometimes a feature gets dropped :-(. It has long been a trend to wait a few patch releases before jumping on board a new major release because of some show stopping bugs usually being found.
    I'm sure a whole thread can be had (and there are probably a bunch already) on how to choose which firmware to run, but the short answer would be i wouldn't worry about 6.2.x for a while. If you're fine with 6.0.4 and continue on the 6.0.x line, it's got a lot of time left on the support clock.
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/26 05:15:43 (permalink)
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    hadn't noticed that 6.2 isn't on the front page anymore.
     
    6.2.1 is affected by Customer Support Bulletin CSB-190819-1, so read that one before considering the upgrade.
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:45:43
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/26 06:16:00 (permalink)
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    hm, all new updates are affected (6.0.6 / 6.2.1 / 5.6.10).. so that cant be the reason 6.2.x is pulled from the service & support page... and you can still download 6.2.1 firmware images..
     
    btw. i have upgraded an HA-Cluster Forti 200E (in passive mode) to 6.0.6 without any problem.. but is an passive HA... 
     
    greets
     
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    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:45:31
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/26 06:59:24 (permalink)
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    yeah, i was not trying to make that connection. just pointing out that 6.2.1 has an officially confirmed issue.
     
    6.2 being gone from the main page can be just Fortinet supports way to not advertise that one too hard. which makes sense i would never use it unless really needed.
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:48:07
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/26 17:02:12 (permalink)
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    There is an inadvertent error in the way the Fortinet Support firmware page where it displays the only last five releases Fortinet has released regardless of version.  Because 6.2.1 was our sixth last release, it does not appear on firmware page.
     
    Fortinet is fixing the page so that it shows the last releases in each version.
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    Re: FortiOS 6.2.1 is out 2019/08/26 17:17:03 (permalink)
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    Fortinet Support firmware page has been updated.  6.2.1 is visible again.
    post edited by Admin_FTNT - 2019/08/26 23:44:00
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