9.0.6 was released on 1/27/2020 and 8.1.13 was released on 2/6/2020. While comparing addressed issues between the release notes, Many issued ids resolved in 8.1.13 are not listed in 9.0.6.
Just a few examples,
(PA-5200 Series firewalls only) Fixed an issue where the Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP) 28 ports 21 and 22 did not respond when plugged in with a Finisar 100G AOC cable.
clear url-cache allCLI command to aggressively clear the dataplane URL cache.
Fixed an issue in Panorama where a process (configd) crashed while doing a commit using a RADIUS super admin role.
Fixed an issue where a process (reportd) would crash while running a log query.
Fixed an issue where the management plane CPU on the firewall was high due to index generation on summary logs.
Fixed an issue where the software pool for Regex results was depleted and caused connection failures.
Are these resolved issues version specific ? Are there a searchable database that I can type in a issue id to shown the affected all versions and addressed versions ? Better yet, searchable by hardware, VM, feature(s), severity, how many reported cases so far?
Nothing like that is available to the public, and likely won't be anytime zone.
While many issues can be shared between code branches, some of the issues also just simply don't apply in the different code branches as they do in others. It's a good bet that if an issue isn't addressed in both versions, the issue simply isn't present in the different branch.
Thanks for the question..
You have to remember that when the software versions are created and then supported, they are completely separate from each other.
Just because 1 issue was resolved inside of lets say PAN-OS 9.0.x, that does not mean that it carries over to PAN-OS 8.1.x (in your examples 9.0.6 and 8.1.13).. or vice versa. The revisions and fixes are separate. This can be a good and a bad thing at times.
As far as how these are searchable..
Every "fix" that is provided goes into the release notes. These are kept at: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/
More specifically, the Release Notes area here: https://docs.paloaltonetworks.com/release-notes.html#sort=relevancy&layout=card&numberOfResults=25
You can search the left hand side for versions, etc.
Some of the issues addressed in 8.1.13 are also affecting 9.0.x (confirmed with TAC). Here is my concerns,
1. Which versions of a specific issue are affected and fixed?
2. I recently ran into PAN-133443 which was introduced in PANOS 9.0.5, fixed in 9.0.6, it was fine from 9.0.0 to 9.0.4. Same issue was fixed in 8.1.12. Some issues are on multiple version of codes.. I works on other vendor products as well. Some of them have client facing bug search knowledge bases to navigation avoid bugs already reported.
I am trying to avoid known bugs, which requires to open TAC cases and wait for weeks for responds.
Agree, it will be great in the future release note could includes affected releases, that will help us to determine if we may want to upgrade. ( I am in the process to upgrade from 8.0.x to 9.0.6, we need the shared UserID feature in 9.0 and 9.0.6 has the fixes for mprelay (PAN-116100) which caused our main data center firewalls problems for weeks..) I need to implement the shared UserID feature to support my clients and 9.0.6 is the release that has our issues resolved.
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