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.
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  3. Select
    Device
    Plugins
      plugin.png  to view the plugin version. Use
    Check Now
    to check for updates.
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  4. Choose the VM-Series plugin version and click
    Download
    .
    vm-series-plugin-versions.png
  5. When the download finishes, click
    Install
    . The firewall automatically uninstalls the previously installed version of the plugin.
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  6. View the
    Dashboard
    to verify that the plugin upgraded successfully
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