Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fortimail upgardes to 5.1.4b286

We are pushing FortiMail 5.1.4 code into our 100C fortimail appliances. Nothing really new in the firmware, but it's been out for a few days now. So I  said " what the heck, let's roll it out "

TIP: As usual you should read  the release notes.

The code has been out for a week now.

After backing up the FortiMail config. You can now grab the new code.

The upgrade is straight forward and simple. If you don't have a 2nd or redundant  fortimail, schedule the upgrade during low load utilization periods.

TIP: Always md5 hash compare the download software for corruption to the available online hash.

Sit back and wait for the uploaded file to complete and your fortimail unit to reboot. This can take anywhere from 5 to 10mins depending on bandwidth , latency,  and link utilization.

The last final steps

  • send test mail inbound
  • send test mail outbound
  • validate  if server mode webmail , pop and imap are working as required
  • monitor mail log
  • test admin logins
  • us mxtoolbox to revalidate your not an openrelay
  • it's also a good time to check your spf record and to see if your on any blacklists

Ken Felix
Freelance Network/Security Engineer
kfelix  -----a----t---- socpuppets ---dot---com

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