Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Upgrading Watchguard Firebox from v6.2 to v7.0..... a few questions.

Posted on 2003-11-20
3
Medium Priority
?
383 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-16
I have the usual firebox setup; firebox that sends logs to workstation where all config files are stored as well.  
This is my first firebox upgrade.

Basically, do I need to create fresh config files or will the 7.0 software use the old configs and allow me to activate the new features?

Also, I can install the software and make sure I have the proper configs setup before I save to the firebox where they are implimented, correct?

Is there anything else I should know before I start?  
How long should this take if it uses my old configs?

0
Comment
Question by:JamesN1830
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
diaxos earned 160 total points
ID: 9997275
James,

If you havent done this already.
Take a FBI backup (Flash Disk management and take a backup of the box)
Install the WG 7 software on your management PC, it will see the v6 install. Overwrite this. Open the policy in v7 and save to the firebox. I have done loads of times with no issues (apart from one with VPN manager)
If it should fail for some reason, you can always just factory reset the box. Reinstall v6 and load back the FBI image (takes about 5 mins) save and you are back
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Tim Holman
ID: 10976373
No comment has been added to this question in more than 21 days, so it is now classified as abandoned..
I will leave the following recommendation for this question in the Cleanup topic area:

--> Accept: diaxos

Any objections should be posted here in the next 4 days. After that time, the question will be closed.

tim_holman
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

Put Machine Learning to Work--Protect Your Clients

Machine learning means Smarter Cybersecurity™ Solutions.
As technology continues to advance, managing and analyzing massive data sets just can’t be accomplished by humans alone. It requires huge amounts of memory and storage, as well as the high-speed power of the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you are like regular user of computer nowadays, a good bet that your home computer is on right now, all exposed to world of Internet to be exploited by somebody you do not know and you never will. Internet security issues has been getting worse d…
The DROP (Spamhaus Don't Route Or Peer List) is a small list of IP address ranges that have been stolen or hijacked from their rightful owners. The DROP list is not a DNS based list.  It is designed to be downloaded as a file, with primary intention…
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
Suggested Courses

876 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question