Upgrade a Cluster Locally without an Internet Connection

To upgrade a cluster locally, you must individually upgrade each WildFire appliance enrolled in a cluster. When an appliance finishes upgrading, it automatically re-enrolls into the cluster that it was originally assigned to.
  1. 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:
      admin@WF-500(passive-controller)> show wildfire latest samples
      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.
  2. Retrieve the content update file from the update server.
    1. Log in to the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal and click Dynamic Updates.
    2. In the WildFire Appliance section, locate the latest WildFire appliance content update and download it.
    3. Copy the content update file to an SCP-enabled server and note the file name and directory path.
  3. Install the content update on the WildFire appliance.
    1. Log in to the WildFire appliance and download the content update file from the SCP server:
      admin@WF-500> scp import wf-content from username@host:path
      For example:
      admin@WF-500> scp import wf-content from bart@10.10.10.5:c:/updates/panup-all-wfmeta-2-253.tgz
      If your SCP server is running on a non-standard port or if you need to specify the source IP, you can also define those options in the scp import command.
    2. Install the update:
      admin@WF-500> request wf-content upgrade install file panup-all-wfmeta-2-253.tgz
    3. View the status of the installation:
      admin@WF-500> show jobs all
  4. Verify the content update.
    Verify the content version:
    admin@WF-500> show system info | match wf-content-version
    The following output now shows version 2-253:
    wf-content-version: 2-253
  5. Download the PAN-OS 8.0.1 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.
    Download the 8.0.1 software version:
    1. Navigate to the Palo Alto Networks Support site and in the Tools section, click on Software Updates.
    2. Download the WildFire appliance software image file to be installed to a computer running SCP server software.
    3. Import the software image from the SCP server:
      admin@WF-500> scp import software from <username@ip_address>/<folder_name>/<imagefile_name>
      For example:
      admin@WF-500> scp import software from user1@10.0.3.4:/tmp/WildFire_m-8.0.1
    4. To check the status of the download, use the following command:
      admin@WF-500> show jobs all
  6. Confirm that all services are running.
    admin@WF-500(passive-controller)> show system software status
  7. Install the 8.0.1 software version.
    admin@WF-500(passive-controller)> request system software install version 8.0.1
  8. Complete the software upgrade.
    1. 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
    2. 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.
  9. Repeat steps 1-6 for each WildFire worker node in the cluster.
  10. (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
  11. 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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