Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Upgrade Guide

Upgrade Description

Upgrading your SMA infrastructure is a multi-task process that includes obtaining the updates or hotfixes, updating the SMA appliances, and updating the client endpoints. Instructions for creating a MySonicWall account and how to register your appliances are also included, if you haven’t already done that.

  • It is STRONGLY recommended that customers/partners to upgrade their CMS and managed appliances to the latest/actively supported feature release and client/platform hotfixes with 12.4 and 12.1 firmware respectively, and stay up to date from feature set, performance and security standpoint.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that customers/partners upgrade the managed appliances (SMA) to the latest/actively supported feature release and client/platform hotfixes with 12.4 and 12.1 firmware FIRST before the CMS. After successful upgrade of the SMA appliances, the CMS should be upgraded to the identical, latest/actively supported feature release (only the platform hotfixes) with 12.4 and 12.1 firmware. The CMS and SMA appliances part of the cluster MUST be on the SAME latest/actively supported feature release and client/platform hotfixes with 12.4 and 12.1 firmware respectively.
  • It is STRONGLY recommended that customers/partners upgrade their Connect Tunnel clients to the latest versions available with actively supported feature release and client/platform hotfixes with 12.4 and 12.1 firmware respectively, and stay up to date from feature set, performance and security standpoint.
  • Customers running 12.4.0 + latest hotfixes are advised to upgrade to 12.4.1 as it is the most recent and latest 12.4.x feature release.

The SMA 12.4.1 version includes all the bug fixes that are available with 12.4.0 + latest hotfix.

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