PA3020 upgrade failure from 8.0.11-h1 to 8.1.9-h4 - FIPS failure error

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PA3020 upgrade failure from 8.0.11-h1 to 8.1.9-h4 - FIPS failure error

L1 Bithead

We are experiencing an upgrade error/failure when we try to upgrade PA3020 from 8.0.11-h1 to 8.1.9-h4.


When our customer tried to upgrade from 8.0.11-h1 to 8.1.9-h4; their PA3020 went to Maintenance Mode after installing and rebooting .

The Maintenance Mode simply stated that there is a "FIPS failure".


The upgrade steps that we followed are:

a) Download 8.1.0 (base) , without installing

b) Download and Install 8.1.9-h4 



After we did step b above the PA3020 rebooted and went straight to maintenance mode with error "FIPS failure"

Luckily, we were able to revert back again to 8.0.11-h1. But , we still need to upgrade to 8.1.x, becuase 8.0.x is already EOL.

We have already contacted palo alto TAC and are now waiting for their reply.


While we are waiting for pan tac reply, has anybody ever experienced a FIPS failure upgrade error like ours? if so, How did you guys resolve the FIPS failure error?

any feedback would be great, thanks


egghead systems


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