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Firmware Upgrade Paths

You can upgrade FortiAnalyzer 5.6.0 or later directly to FortiAnalyzer 6.0.3.

The following table identifies the supported FortiAnalyzer upgrade paths and whether the upgrade requires a rebuild of the log database. If you need information about upgrading to FortiAnalyzer 5.2 or 5.4, see the corresponding FortiAnalyzer Upgrade Guide.

Initial Version

Upgrade to

Log Database Rebuild

6.0.0 or later

6.0.3

No

5.6.0 or later

6.0.3

Yes

5.4.0 or later

Latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0 version.

Yes

5.2.0 or later

Latest 5.4 version, then to the latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0 version.

Yes

5.0.6 or later

Latest 5.2 version, then to the latest 5.4 version, then to the latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0.0 version.

Yes for 5.0.6, no for the rest

FortiGate units with logdisk buffer log data while FortiAnalyzer units are rebooting. In most cases, the buffer is enough to cover the time needed for FortiAnalyzer to reboot. However, Fortinet still recommends configuring multiple log destinations to ensure no logs are lost.

Fortinet Security Fabric

If you are upgrading the firmware for a FortiAnalyzer unit that is part of a FortiOS Security Fabric, be aware of how the FortiOS Security Fabric upgrade affects the FortiAnalyzer upgrade. You must upgrade the products in the Security Fabric in a specific order. For details, see the FortiOS 6.0.3 Fortinet Security Fabric Upgrade Guide in the Document Library at https://docs.fortinet.com/fortigate/release-information.

Firmware Upgrade Paths

You can upgrade FortiAnalyzer 5.6.0 or later directly to FortiAnalyzer 6.0.3.

The following table identifies the supported FortiAnalyzer upgrade paths and whether the upgrade requires a rebuild of the log database. If you need information about upgrading to FortiAnalyzer 5.2 or 5.4, see the corresponding FortiAnalyzer Upgrade Guide.

Initial Version

Upgrade to

Log Database Rebuild

6.0.0 or later

6.0.3

No

5.6.0 or later

6.0.3

Yes

5.4.0 or later

Latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0 version.

Yes

5.2.0 or later

Latest 5.4 version, then to the latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0 version.

Yes

5.0.6 or later

Latest 5.2 version, then to the latest 5.4 version, then to the latest 5.6 version, then to latest 6.0.0 version.

Yes for 5.0.6, no for the rest

FortiGate units with logdisk buffer log data while FortiAnalyzer units are rebooting. In most cases, the buffer is enough to cover the time needed for FortiAnalyzer to reboot. However, Fortinet still recommends configuring multiple log destinations to ensure no logs are lost.

Fortinet Security Fabric

If you are upgrading the firmware for a FortiAnalyzer unit that is part of a FortiOS Security Fabric, be aware of how the FortiOS Security Fabric upgrade affects the FortiAnalyzer upgrade. You must upgrade the products in the Security Fabric in a specific order. For details, see the FortiOS 6.0.3 Fortinet Security Fabric Upgrade Guide in the Document Library at https://docs.fortinet.com/fortigate/release-information.