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Is it possible to skip 8.0 and go straight to 8.1

L1 Bithead

Good morning everyone we are running 7.1.x right now and are wanting to move to 8.1.x.   Does anyone know if it is possible to install 8.0 dont reboot then install 8.1.x then reboot or do you have to reboot after 8.0 and then reboot after 8.1.x install.  

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Cyber Elite
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Best practice is discussed here:

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/General-Topics/Upgrade-to-8-1-from-8-0-x/m-p/239632

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011

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Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Best practice is discussed here:

https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/General-Topics/Upgrade-to-8-1-from-8-0-x/m-p/239632

Enterprise Architect, Security @ Cloud Carib Ltd
Palo Alto Networks certified from 2011

Just a note to add to this: the recommendation to install and reboot after 8.0.0 is mainly present for the smaller firewall models, where you have to take into consideration their smaller disk sizes.

 

There is a bug mentioned in the "Upgrade/downgrade considerations" whereby rebooting a firewall on 8.0.0/8.1.0 stops third party transceivers from working. This is described as below.

 

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The fix for this is in PAN-OS 8.0.1/8.0.1 so realistically I wouldn't recommend rebooting unless you are rebooting to this version (or higher) - the same with 8.1. 

 

SFP.png

 

Thanks,

Luke.

 

yeah thats why we are trying to go to one of the newer versions so we dont hit that bug with SFP's

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