Simplify Your Firewall Management with Azure’s Single-Click Upgrade/Downgrade

Another innovation was unveiled by Microsoft on August 31, 2023—the general availability of Azure Firewall’s Single-Click Upgrade and Downgrade feature. This functionality streamlines the process of toggling between Azure Firewall Standard and Premium SKUs, eliminating service downtime.

Why This Matters for You

The ability to easily switch between Firewall SKUs with no service interruption is a major step forward in efficient firewall management. Whether you need to scale up your capabilities or find a more budget-friendly option, this feature offers a hassle-free solution.

Step-by-Step Guide to Utilize Azure Firewall’s Single-Click Upgrade/Downgrade

1. Choose the Right Time

Always perform any upgrade or downgrade operations during off-business hours and scheduled maintenance times to minimize impact.

2. Select Policy

You have the option to choose an existing Premium or Standard Policy to be attached to your upgraded or downgraded Firewall.

3. Execute the Change

Perform the upgrade or downgrade through the Azure portal, PowerShell, or Terraform by changing the sku_tier attribute.

4. Policy Attachment

If upgrading, you can use your existing Standard policy. The system will automatically duplicate it, upgrade it to a Premium Policy, and attach it to the new Premium Firewall.

5. Confirm Availability

Ensure the feature is available for your specific SKU. Note that Azure Firewall Basic SKU is not currently supported for this feature.

The Immediate Benefits

  • Zero Downtime: The upgrade or downgrade process is seamless, ensuring uninterrupted service.
  • Policy Flexibility: Choose an existing policy or let the system automatically upgrade and attach a new one, offering greater adaptability.
  • Multiple Access Points: Execute the change through the Azure portal, PowerShell, or Terraform, providing multiple avenues for implementation.

With the latest feature from Azure Firewall, Evolve Support continues to empower your business with tools that enhance efficiency and flexibility. Transition between Azure Firewall SKUs has never been easier or more reliable.

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