If the current Cloud Firewall configurations do not meet your business requirements, you can upgrade the Cloud Firewall edition to enable the expert service feature and increase the numbers of protected public IP addresses and virtual private clouds (VPCs), the protected Internet traffic bandwidth, and the log storage capacity.

Background information

You can perform the following operations:
  • Upgrade Cloud Firewall to a higher edition.
    Note You cannot downgrade Cloud Firewall. For example, if your Cloud Firewall runs the Ultimate edition, you cannot downgrade it to the Premium or Enterprise edition.
  • Change the configurations of each billable item. For example, you can change the configurations of Protected Public IP Addresses, Protected Internet Traffic, Protected VPCs, and Log Storage.
    Note You can change the protected Internet traffic bandwidth only once each day. For more information, see Upgrade the bandwidth configuration.
  • Enable the expert service feature.
    Note If you have enabled the expert service feature, you can disable this feature when you upgrade Cloud Firewall.

Upgrade the Cloud Firewall edition

You can upgrade your Cloud Firewall to a higher edition and change the configurations of each billable item.

  1. Log on to the Cloud Firewall console.
  2. On the Overview page, click Upgrade in the upper-right corner.
  3. On the page that appears, change the configurations based on your business requirements, read and select Cloud Firewall Terms of Service, and then click Buy Now.
    After the payment is completed, the new edition of Cloud Firewall immediately takes effect. You can view the information about the new edition in the upper-right corner of the Overview page in the Cloud Firewall console.

Upgrade the bandwidth configuration

You can click Bandwidth Upgrade to change the protected Internet traffic bandwidth. You can change the bandwidth only once each day. After the specified restoration time is reached, the protected Internet traffic bandwidth is automatically restored to the value before the upgrade.

  1. Log on to the Cloud Firewall console.
  2. On the Overview page, click Bandwidth Upgrade in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select a value for Protected Internet Traffic based on your business requirements.
    Note The value of Protected Internet Traffic cannot be decreased.
  4. Specify the restoration time.
    After the specified restoration time is reached, the protected Internet traffic bandwidth is automatically restored to the value before the upgrade. This restoration does not affect your business.
  5. Read and select Cloud Firewall Terms of Service and click Buy Now.
    After the payment is completed, the new edition of Cloud Firewall immediately takes effect. You can view the new configuration when you move the pointer over Bandwidth Upgrade in the upper-right corner of the Overview page in the Cloud Firewall console.