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Table of Contents

Upgrading FortiManager Firmware

This section describes how to upgrade FortiManager firmware.

Fortinet recommends uploading firmware to FortiManager by using a server that is in the same location as the FortiManager. This helps avoid timeouts.

To upgrade firmware:
  1. In System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings, enable Offline Mode.

    Offline mode stops automatic firmware updates during the upgrade.

  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, go to the Firmware Version field, and click the Upgrade Firmware icon.
  4. In the Firmware Upload dialog box, click Browse to locate the firmware package (.out file) that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal, and click Open.
  5. Click OK.

    The firmware image is uploaded. When the upgrade completes, a message confirms a successful upgrade.

    It is recommended to view the console log output during upgrade. See Checking FortiManager log output.

  6. When the login window displays, log into FortiManager.
  7. When the upgrade completes, you might have to refresh your web browser to see the login window.

  8. In System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings, disable Offline Mode.
  9. Review the System Settings > Event Log for any additional errors. See Checking FortiManager events.

Optionally, you can upgrade firmware stored on an FTP or TFTP server using the following CLI command:

execute restore image {ftp | tftp} <file path to server> <IP of server> <username on server> <password>

For more information, see the FortiManager CLI Reference.

Upgrading FortiManager Firmware

This section describes how to upgrade FortiManager firmware.

Fortinet recommends uploading firmware to FortiManager by using a server that is in the same location as the FortiManager. This helps avoid timeouts.

To upgrade firmware:
  1. In System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings, enable Offline Mode.

    Offline mode stops automatic firmware updates during the upgrade.

  2. Go to System Settings > Dashboard.
  3. In the System Information widget, go to the Firmware Version field, and click the Upgrade Firmware icon.
  4. In the Firmware Upload dialog box, click Browse to locate the firmware package (.out file) that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal, and click Open.
  5. Click OK.

    The firmware image is uploaded. When the upgrade completes, a message confirms a successful upgrade.

    It is recommended to view the console log output during upgrade. See Checking FortiManager log output.

  6. When the login window displays, log into FortiManager.
  7. When the upgrade completes, you might have to refresh your web browser to see the login window.

  8. In System Settings > Advanced > Advanced Settings, disable Offline Mode.
  9. Review the System Settings > Event Log for any additional errors. See Checking FortiManager events.

Optionally, you can upgrade firmware stored on an FTP or TFTP server using the following CLI command:

execute restore image {ftp | tftp} <file path to server> <IP of server> <username on server> <password>

For more information, see the FortiManager CLI Reference.