I have a lot of new fortigates, direct from the box, that i need to upgrade(to version 7.0.9) and factory-reset after successful upgrade.
In trying to make a configuration file (fgt_system.conf) that reset the gate back to factory-default after successful upgrade of the new firmware image (image.out).
As of now im stuck in a "catch-22" problem :
The gate upgrades to the new firmware version, reboots, and then tries to load the config from the USB-drive
If the fgt_system.conf file on the USB contains e.g.
the gate get stuck in a endless reset loop.
All my attempts with auto-install scripts have so far also ended up in loops.
Anyone done this before or have any suggestions?
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Rather than trying to perform a factory reset within the fgt_system.conf, instead make your fgt_system.conf that of a factory reset fortigate on the target version / platform.
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Great response from FinNet. You could also look at using FortiManager to help manage all of these FortiGates.
Sadly the gates arrived with a version so old that it cannot connect to fortimanager.
Im using fortimanger cloud and minimun version is 6.4.11 and boxes are with 6.2 out of the box.
So far only 2 solution seems to work.
Upgrade with USB and manual factory reset (console cli)
Upgrade with USB and a auto-boot of the fgt_system.conf file containing the "default config" of the new version.
So far im sticking with the manuel process :(
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