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Aubrey_MT
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FortiAP / Fortigate Firmware updates

What is the suggested method for updated FortiAPs(And FortiSwitches for that matter) that are connected to a Fortigate? All devices are currently on 6.x and are working fine, but when I go to update the FortiGate with 7.x, should I do the Switches and APs first or last? Does it matter?

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darisandy
Staff
Staff

You may want to check the Firmware version compatibility matrix.

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortiswitch/7.4.1/fortilink-compatibility

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortiap/7.4.0/fortiap-and-fortios-compatibility-matrix/495193/for...

 

As long as they're compatible, I don't think it matter which one you do first.

It's better if FGT upgraded first to the version that is still compatible with the current FSW/FAP version. Then you can plan further from that.

kcheng
Staff
Staff

Hi @Aubrey_MT 

 

Just to add on slightly on top of @darisandy statement, please check the security fabric upgrade order listed in the administrative guide:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.1/fortios-release-notes/936594/fortinet-security-fa...

 

Please upgrade FortiGate first and proceed with FortiSwitch and then FortiAP as it maintains network connectivity without the need to use manual steps.

 

Cheers,
Kayzie Cheng

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Mictronic
New Contributor II

Hello,

besides of FortiAP and if you use FortiLink with your switches, have a look into the "Compatibility Matrix".
https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortiswitch/7.4.1/fortilink-compatibility

There are recommended "R" Versions for your FortiOS.

Best regards,
Mic
Best regards,Mic
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