PANOS 4.1 vs 5.0

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PANOS 4.1 vs 5.0

Which version PANOS is better 4.1 or 5.0

I have installed 4.1.8 on PA-500, should i upgrade to 5.0.2?

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L3 Networker

Definitely not!  There is a bug in 5.02.  I had to roll mine back.  The bug caused the device CPU to hit 100% after a day or two and the only fix is restarting the management console.  The after effect there caused me to restart my device.  I am told by support that 5.03 has a fix for all that.

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L4 Transporter

If you enjoy the fast paced world of Quality Assurance then 5.0.2 is for you!

Otherwise stick with the 4.1 series until 5.0 stables off.

Just my two cents.

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L3 Networker

Second that

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L4 Transporter

It is my understanding that 5.0.3 should be out this week (first week of March).

Bob

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L4 Transporter

Unless you really need some of the new features, wait for 5.0.3  We have gone through the experience of upgrading to fix an issue just to inhrerit new issues with the current release until it settles down (usually .3 release or greater). A lot will depend on your pain threshold versus the benefits you will get right away with the new release.

Phil

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L3 Networker

They tell me at least by the 3rd week of March. 

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L6 Presenter

Perhaps the quality assurance people finally had to do their work properly? ;-)

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As far as I can tell, if you do not need any of the new features from 5.0, stick to 4.1.10-11 for the time being.

However 5.0.2 works quite well in our lab since the HF (4020 platform)  :smileyhappy:

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L4 Transporter

mikand - I know you're joking but that might not be fair... PA might simply not have enough QA folks to keep up with new releases and bugs. It might not be specifically "lazy/incompetent QA," it might be just that PA needs to throw more money at QA because QA is swamped with too much work

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