Upgrade the VM-Series Plugin

When a plugin update is released independent of PAN-OS, you can independently upgrade the plugin version from your VM-Series firewall (like software or content updates) or from a bootstrap file.
Each plugin version provides PAN-OS compatibility information and includes new features or bug fixes for one or more cloud environments.
  1. Before upgrading, check the latest Release Notes for details on whether a new VM-Series plugin affects your environment.
    For example, suppose a new VM-Series plugin version only includes AWS features. To take advantage of the new features, you must update the plugin on your VM-Series firewall instances on AWS.
    Do not install an upgrade that does not apply to your environment.
  2. Log in to the VM-Series firewall and check the dashboard to view the plugin version.
  3. Select
       and type
    in the search field.
    Check Now
    to view the available versions.
  4. Choose a VM-Series plugin version and click
  5. When the download finishes, click
    in the
    The firewall automatically uninstalls the previously installed version of the plugin.
  6. View the
    to verify that the plugin upgraded successfully.

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