Downgrade a Firewall to a Previous Feature Release
Downgrade to a previous feature release.
Use the following workflow to restore the
configuration that was running before you upgraded to a different
feature release. Any changes made since the upgrade are lost. Therefore,
it is important to back up your current configuration so you can restore
those changes when you return to the newer feature release. Review
the Upgrade/Downgrade Considerations before
you downgrade a firewall to a previous feature release.
downgrade from PAN-OS 11.0 to an earlier PAN-OS release, you must download
and install PAN-OS 10.1.3 or later PAN-OS 11.0 release before you
can continue on your downgrade path to your target PAN-OS release.
Downgrade from PAN-OS 11.0 fails if you attempt to downgrade to
PAN-OS 10.1.2 or earlier PAN-OS 11.0 release.
following procedure to downgrade to a previous feature release.
Save a backup of the current configuration file.
Although the firewall automatically
creates a backup of the configuration, it is a best practice to
create a backup before you upgrade and store it externally.
Export named configuration snapshot
Select the XML file that contains your running configuration
) and click
export the configuration file.
Save the exported file to a location external to the
firewall. You can use this backup to restore the configuration if
you have problems with the downgrade.
Install the previous feature release image.
Autosave versions are created when you upgrade to
a new release.
for available images.
Install PAN-OS 10.1.
Downgrading from PAN-OS 11.0 to a previous feature release
requires that you first downgrade to PAN-OS 10.1.3 or later PAN-OS
11.0 release. After successfully downgrading to PAN-OS 10.1.3 or
later PAN-OS 11.0 release, you can continue downgrading to your
target PAN-OS version.
PAN-OS 11.0 image.
the PAN-OS 11.0 image.
Locate the target PAN-OS image to which you want to
downgrade. If the image is not already downloaded, then
After the download completes,
Select a Config File for Downgrading
which the firewall will load after you reboot the device. In most
cases, you should select the configuration that was saved automatically
when you upgraded from the release to which you are now downgrading.
For example, if you are running PAN-OS 11.0 and are downgrading to
PAN-OS 10.2.2, select
After the installation completes successfully, reboot
using one of the following methods:
If you are prompted to reboot, click
If you are not prompted to reboot, go to Device Operations