When you upgrade from one PAN-OS feature release version
to a later feature release, you cannot skip the installation of
any feature release versions in the path to your target release.
In addition, the recommended upgrade path includes installing the
latest maintenance release in each release version before you install
the base image for the next feature release version. To minimize
downtime for your users, perform upgrades during non-business hours.
manual upgrades, you must install the base image for a feature release
before you upload and install a maintenance release image.
the upgrade path as follows:
which version is currently installed.
From Panorama, select
and check the
Software Version on the firewalls you plan to upgrade.
From the firewall, select
and check which version
has a check mark in the Currently Installed column.
Identify the upgrade path:
Review the known issues and changes
to default behavior in the Release Notes and upgrade/downgrade
considerations in the New Features Guide for
each release through which you pass as part of your upgrade path.