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Preparing to Upgrade FortiAnalyzer

We recommend performing the following tasks to prepare for a successful upgrade of a FortiAnalyzer unit. Following is a summary of the preparation tasks and a link to the details for each task.

To prepare for upgrading FortiAnalyzer (summary):
  1. Download release notes, firmware images, and SNMP MIB files. See Downloading files from Customer Service & Support.
  2. Review release notes. See Reviewing FortiAnalyzer 6.0.0 Release Notes.
  3. Plan when to perform the upgrade. See Planning when to upgrade.
  4. Review the status of managed devices. See Reviewing status of managed devices.
  5. Review FortiAnalyzer System Settings pane. See Reviewing FortiAnalyzer System Settings.
  6. Back up configuration files and databases. See Backing up configuration files and databases.
  7. Back up logs. See Backing up logs.
  8. Check reports. See Checking reports
  9. Clone VM instances. See Creating a snapshot of VM instances.

Preparing to Upgrade FortiAnalyzer

We recommend performing the following tasks to prepare for a successful upgrade of a FortiAnalyzer unit. Following is a summary of the preparation tasks and a link to the details for each task.

To prepare for upgrading FortiAnalyzer (summary):
  1. Download release notes, firmware images, and SNMP MIB files. See Downloading files from Customer Service & Support.
  2. Review release notes. See Reviewing FortiAnalyzer 6.0.0 Release Notes.
  3. Plan when to perform the upgrade. See Planning when to upgrade.
  4. Review the status of managed devices. See Reviewing status of managed devices.
  5. Review FortiAnalyzer System Settings pane. See Reviewing FortiAnalyzer System Settings.
  6. Back up configuration files and databases. See Backing up configuration files and databases.
  7. Back up logs. See Backing up logs.
  8. Check reports. See Checking reports
  9. Clone VM instances. See Creating a snapshot of VM instances.