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2020/09/22 11:15:52 (permalink)
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FW Upgrade Questions

I am running a 500D HA setup at my production site and a single 500D at my backup site. All 3 devices are running 5.6.3 build 1547.
 
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Do people upgrade just because a newer version is available or do you only upgrade for vulnerabilities or needed features?
 
Has anyone upgraded from  from 5.6.3 -> 6.2.3 using the Fortinet upgrade path and experienced problems outside of those in the release notes?
 
 
 
 
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Re: FW Upgrade Questions 2020/09/22 12:21:36 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby boozely25 2020/09/24 08:56:23
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We upgrade within the same branch (e.g. 5.6.3 to 5.6.13 following the upgrade path) based on vulnerabilities and bug fixes for issues affecting our customers.  We do this often and generally try to avoid getting more than one step behind in the upgrade path (within that branch).  We test new releases internally or on test bench devices before customer equipment and generally try to keep every device on the same branch and release that is most stable for us (currently 6.0.10).
 
We upgrade from one branch to the next branch up (e.g. 5.6.x to 6.0.x) only when that branch reaches at least the 4th patch release and the new features are well established and we have a business case to put them to use.
 
 
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Re: FW Upgrade Questions 2020/09/22 23:17:43 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby boozely25 2020/09/24 08:56:05
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Look at this discussion as well  https://forum.fortinet.com/tm.aspx?m=189472
 
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Re: FW Upgrade Questions 2020/09/24 08:56:17 (permalink)
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Thank you Yuri
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Re: FW Upgrade Questions 2020/09/25 00:41:59 (permalink)
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We upgraded because of a) support for the old version was approaching EOL and b) Fixes and some new feature we wanted to use.
 
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