pfSense Plus version 22.05 BETA is now available for testing. This BETA offers pfSense Plus users a chance to preview and test some of the exciting new features coming to pfSense Plus software. See our recent blog post for more details and highlights.
Users can switch to the development branch by navigating to System>Update and selecting "Latest development snapshots" from the Branch dropdown menu. Keep in mind, however, that this release is still under development and has a potential for instability.
Always take a backup of the firewall configuration prior to any major change to the firewall, such as an upgrade.
Do not update packages before upgrading! Either remove all packages or do not update packages before running the upgrade.
The upgrade will take several minutes to complete. The exact time varies based on download speed, hardware speed, and other factors such as installed packages. Be patient during the upgrade and allow the firewall enough time to complete the entire process. After the update packages finish downloading it could take 10-20 minutes or more until the upgrade process ends. The firewall may reboot several times during the upgrade process. Monitor the upgrade from the firewall console for the most accurate view.
Consult the Upgrade Guide for additional information about performing upgrades to pfSense software.