Deploy Upgrades to Firewalls, Log Collectors, and WildFire
Appliances Using Panorama
Use Panorama™ to test software and content updates on
a subset of firewalls and Dedicated Log Collectors before you deploy
to all your firewalls and appliances.
You can use Panorama™ to qualify software and content
updates by deploying them to a subset of firewalls, Dedicated Log
Collectors, or WildFire® appliances and appliance clusters before
installing the updates on the rest of your managed appliances. If
you want to schedule periodic content updates, Panorama requires
a direct internet connection. To deploy software or content updates
on demand (unscheduled), the procedure differs based on whether
Panorama is connected to the internet. Panorama displays a warning
if you manually deploy a content update when a scheduled update
process has started or will start within five minutes.
When deploying updates, Panorama notifies the managed appliances
(firewalls, Log Collectors, and WildFire appliances) that updates
are available and the appliances then retrieve the update packages from
Panorama. By default, managed appliances retrieve updates over the
management (MGT) interface on Panorama. However, if you want to
reduce the traffic load on the MGT interface by using another interface
for appliances to retrieve updates, you can Configure
Panorama to Use Multiple Interfaces.
You can quickly revert a content version for one or more firewalls
to the previously installed content version using Panorama. After
a new content version is installed on the firewall, you can revert
back to the previously installed version if the newly installed
content version destabilizes or otherwise disrupts your network
By default, you can download up to two software or content
updates of each type to Panorama. When you start any download beyond
that maximum, Panorama deletes the oldest update of the selected
type. To change the maximum, see Manage
Panorama Storage for Software and Content Updates.