PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

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PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

My PA500 is currently on PanOS version 7.1.7, can I upgrade driectly to version 8.0.2?

Or do I need to upgrade to verion 8.0.0 first and then version 8.0.2?

 

Thanks for your help.

L6 Presenter

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

Hi,

 

Your second option is correct. Base image has to be installed first in order to use any other releases withing the same major release 

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

Great.

Thank You, that's what I needed to know.

L7 Applicator

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

You need to download 8.0.0 and 8.0.2

Then install 8.0.2 and reboot.

 

I suggest to check that you have newer 2GB model (or upgrade) to get better management experience.

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/PA-500-MP-Memory-Upgrade/ta-p/54483

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib www.cloudcarib.com
ACE (3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0), PCNSE (6, 7), PCNSI
L7 Applicator

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

@kuntzelectroplating;

@Raido already gave you some great information; I just wanted to verify that you take the extra time that the 8.0 upgrade takes to actually complete when you actually put in for the change request. The 8.0 update does a lot behind the scenes and therefore takes a much longer time to actually complete than earlier releases.  

L7 Applicator

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

@BPry is right.

Upgrade converts log database.

If you don't care about historycal logs or send them to Panorama then clear logs before upgrade and it will be faster.

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib www.cloudcarib.com
ACE (3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0), PCNSE (6, 7), PCNSI
L6 Presenter

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

Now I am confused :D So do I need to install based image or when jumping between the major releases, or I simply have to download it?

 

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EDIT: l think l am with you now. So if you will stay withing the major release them base image must be downloaded only. But this is not true if you want to skip any major release, then you must install at least a base image from that release (obviously reboot is required after each install). 

L7 Applicator

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

I usually take time and go through more steps.

Install base image and latest maintenance before jumping to next major release.

This is also suggested here:

 

"We recommend installing the latest maintenance release version available in the intermediate release to prevent issues during the upgrade process, for example, 6.0.5 to 6.1.13 to 7.0.6."

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/How-to-Upgrade-PAN-OS-and-Panorama/ta-p/587...

 

 

 

I have also seen suggestion to install multiple versions without rebooting but have not tried myself.

 

"Note:  Download and install the base image. Do not reboot device. Next download and install the minor release. Reboot device."

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/How-to-Manually-Import-and-Install-PAN-OS-f...

 

Enterprise Architect @ Cloud Carib www.cloudcarib.com
ACE (3.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0), PCNSE (6, 7), PCNSI

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

Thanks for the heads up!

L2 Linker

Re: PA 500 Upgrade to PANOS 8.0.2

Is there a way to know the hardware specs on the PA-500 ?, sorry I found it 

 

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/How-to-determine-RAM-in-PA-500-1GB-RAM-or-2...

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