Upgrade a Cluster Centrally on Panorama with an Internet Connection

WildFire appliances in a cluster can be upgraded in parallel when they are managed by Panorama. If Panorama has a direct connection to the Internet, you can check and download new releases directly from Panorama.
Panorama can only manage WildFire appliances and appliance clusters operating the same software version or a later software version.
  1. Upgrade Panorama to an equal or later release than the target software release you want to install on the WildFire cluster.
    For information on upgrading Panorama, refer to: Install Content and Software Updates forPanorama
  2. Temporarily suspend sample analysis.
    1. Stop firewalls from forwarding any new samples to the WildFire appliance.
      1. Log in to the firewall web interface.
      2. Select
        Device > Setup > WildFire
        and edit
        General Settings
        .
      3. Clear the
        WildFire Private Cloud
        field.
      4. Click
        OK
        and
        Commit
        .
    2. Confirm that analysis for samples the firewalls already submitted to the appliance is complete:
      1. Log in to the Panorama web interface.
      2. Select
        Panorama > Managed WildFire Clusters
        and
        View
        the cluster analysis environment
        Utilization
        .
      3. Verify that the
        Virtual Machine Usage
        does not show any sample analysis in progress.
      If you do not want to wait for the WildFire appliance to finish analyzing recently-submitted samples, you can continue to the next step. However, consider that the WildFire appliance then drops pending samples from the analysis queue.
  3. Install the latest WildFire appliance content update.
    These updates equip the appliance with the latest threat information to accurately detect malware.
    You must install content updates before installing software upgrades. Refer to the Release Notes for the minimum content release version you must install for a Panorama release.
    1. Download the WildFire content update:
      1. Select
        Panorama > Device Deployment > Dynamic Updates.
      2. Select a WildFire content update release package and click
        Download
        .
    2. Click
      Install
      .
    3. Select the WildFire cluster(s) or individual appliances that you want to upgrade.
    4. Click
      OK
      to start the installation.
  4. Download the PAN-OS software version to the WildFire appliance.
    You cannot skip any major release version when upgrading the WildFire appliance. For example, if you want to upgrade from PAN-OS 6.1 to PAN-OS 7.1, you must first download and install PAN-OS 7.0.
    1. Download the WildFire software upgrade:
      1. Select
        Panorama > Device Deployment > Software
        .
      2. Click
        Check Now
        to retrieve an updated list of releases.
      3. Select the WildFire release that you wish to install and click
        Download
        .
      4. Click
        Close
        to exit the
        Download Software
        window
    2. Click
      Install
      .
    3. Select the WildFire cluster(s) that you want to upgrade.
    4. Select an install mode:
      • (8.0.2 and later)
        Select Reboot device after install
        .
      • (8.0.1 and later) Select
        Upload only
        .
    5. Click
      OK
      to start the installation.
    6. (Optional) Monitor installation progress on Panorama.
    7. (8.0.1 only) After the upgrade package finishes uploading, install the upgrade on each node:
      1. admin@WF-500 (passive-controller)>
        request system software install version 8.0.2
      2. Confirm that the upgrade is complete. Run the following command and look for the job type
        Install
        and status
        FIN
        :
        admin@WF-500(passive-controller)>
        show jobs all
        Enqueued Dequeued ID Type Status Result Completed ---------------------------------------------------- 14:53:15 14:53:15 5 Install FIN OK 14:53:19
      3. Gracefully restart the appliance:
        admin@WF-500(passive-controller)>
        request cluster reboot-local-node
        The upgrade process could take 10 minutes or over an hour, depending on the number of samples stored on the WildFire appliance.
      4. Repeat for each WildFire worker node in the cluster.
  5. (Optional) View the status of the reboot tasks on the WildFire controller node.
    On the WildFire cluster controller, run the following command and look for the job type
    Install
    and Status
    FIN
    :
    admin@WF-500(active-controller)>
    show cluster task pending
  6. Check that the WildFire appliance is ready to resume sample analysis.
    1. Verify that the sw-version field shows 8.0.1:
      admin@WF-500(passive-controller)>
      show system info | match sw-version
    2. Confirm that all processes are running:
      admin@WF-500(passive-controller)>
      show system software status
    3. Confirm that the auto-commit (
      AutoCom
      ) job is complete:
      admin@WF-500(passive-controller)>
      show jobs all

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