You now have the ability to scale up and scale
down the VM-Series capacity as bandwidth and capacity requirements
change on your network by upgrading the model license. The upgrade
process between different VM-Series models can be done with minimal
downtime and intervention. Upgrading the VM-Series capacity does not
require a reboot. Additionally, the serial number for the firewall
does not change and no configuration is lost. For example, in an
MSSP environment, if your tenant requires more capacity than the
VM-100 supports, the MSSP can upgrade the firewall to a VM-300 without
deactivating the license or changing the serial number of the firewall.
Enable automatic VM-Series license deactivation.
You no longer have to manually deactivate a VM-Series license before
upgrading he capacity. Before continuing with your upgrade, Install a License DeactivationAPI Key.
Upgrade the license on the Customer Support portal. If
you already have an authorization code for your VM-Series model,
skip this step.
Before you initiate the capacity upgrade, verify that
you have allocated enough hardware resources to support the new
VM-Series model. The process for assigning additional hardware resources
differs for each hypervisor.