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Installation

Plan your installation carefully and select the FortiSandbox model(s) that meet your requirements.

  • Plan the size of your installation appropriately. Ensure you also plan for future sandboxing requirements. Refer to the FortiSandbox Data Sheet for performance information of each model.
  • Ensure you have remote serial console or virtual console access.
  • Ensure that a local FTP or SCP server is available on a network local to the FortiSandbox.

Before and after any firmware upgrade

Before any firmware upgrade, save a copy of your FortiSandbox configuration by going to Dashboard > System Configuration > Backup.

After any firmware upgrade, if you are using the web UI, clear the browser cache before logging into the FortiSandbox unit to ensure proper display of the web UI screens.

Upgrading Cluster Environments

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In a cluster environment, we recommended upgrading the cluster in the following order:

  1. Slave devices
  2. Primary Slave
  3. Master

Upgrade a unit after the previous one fully boots up. After upgrade, we highly recommend setting up a cluster level failover IP set for a smooth failover between Master and Primary Slave.

Downgrading to previous firmware versions

Downgrading to previous firmware versions is not supported.

Installation

Plan your installation carefully and select the FortiSandbox model(s) that meet your requirements.

  • Plan the size of your installation appropriately. Ensure you also plan for future sandboxing requirements. Refer to the FortiSandbox Data Sheet for performance information of each model.
  • Ensure you have remote serial console or virtual console access.
  • Ensure that a local FTP or SCP server is available on a network local to the FortiSandbox.

Before and after any firmware upgrade

Before any firmware upgrade, save a copy of your FortiSandbox configuration by going to Dashboard > System Configuration > Backup.

After any firmware upgrade, if you are using the web UI, clear the browser cache before logging into the FortiSandbox unit to ensure proper display of the web UI screens.

Upgrading Cluster Environments

note icon

In a cluster environment, we recommended upgrading the cluster in the following order:

  1. Slave devices
  2. Primary Slave
  3. Master

Upgrade a unit after the previous one fully boots up. After upgrade, we highly recommend setting up a cluster level failover IP set for a smooth failover between Master and Primary Slave.

Downgrading to previous firmware versions

Downgrading to previous firmware versions is not supported.