Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

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L1 Bithead

Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Hello,

 

I was hoping someone would be able to tell me what the current stable release for 8.1 is? I am planning to upgrade from 8.0 in the next couple of weeks. I see that 8.1.8-h5 has been available for over a month so was wanting to check if this or 8.1.7 is the recommeneded release?

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Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Hi @MichaelWrigh ,

 

Check out the following url for a list of recommended releases:

Support-PAN-OS-Software-Release-Guidance

 

As per this page the recommended version is still 8.1.8 ... the hotfix version is only recommended for the customers running into the specific bug related to this hotfix.

 

Cheers !

-Kiwi.

L1 Bithead

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Thank you for the response, didnt realise Palo Alto had this web page for the stable releases is very handy.

 

I have another question regarding an issue i am runing into. When I run "check now" for the software, i am only seeing Wildfire packages for 8.1 and above rather than the PAN-OS, Panorama ones that I see on 8.0 so i cant at this time download Panorama 8.1. Has anyone else run into this issue.

L4 Transporter

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Make sure you are looking in the right place.  Panorama has 2 different locations for PAN-OS Software.  The first is for Panorama itself and the other (highlighted below) is for pushing PAN-OS to your firewalls.  Wildfire updates and threat/antivirus/etc are under "Dynamic Updates".  This also is split between Panorama specific and FW specific just like "Software".  See below pic.  Does this make sense?

 

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L1 Bithead

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Thanks, i am looking in the right place in Panorama in the software tab.i have attached the below image, just checking the cli now to see if there is any difference. I have downloaded the files i need from palo alto support and uploaded them to Panorama successfully, however, they are still not visible in the GUI.

 

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L4 Transporter

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Just so you know, there is an artificial 5 image software limit.  This can be changed but the partition is only 24G.  A big annoyance if you ask me that needs to be addressed.

L1 Bithead

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Thanks for the help and information Jermey.  I had a look from the CLI and was able to see the updates. You were right all along about me looking int he wrong place, I looked with fresh eyes this mornign and realised straight away that I was looking at software within device deployment instead of the one. Been able to download the updates without any problems.

L2 Linker

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

I'm installing 8.1.8-h5 instead of installing 8.1.8-h5, is that correct ???

L4 Transporter

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Fantastic!  That one has bit me before.  It's not very obvious, even more so the first time you look at it.

L4 Transporter

Re: Current stable release for PAN-OS 8.1

Ammar, I don't understand your question.  You said the same version both time?

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