How to Upgrade Mikrotik Mass Upgrade Using The Dude

Upgrading Mikrotik to the latest version of RouterOS is quite important because by upgrading the Mikrotik, there are many benefits that we will receive. In the latest version of RouterOS, there are some fixes and sometimes there are additional features that do not exist in earlier ROS versions.

To be able to upgrade the RouterOS version to the latest version on your Mikrotik, please read the previous Mikrotik Tutorial:
How to Upgrade / Update Mikrotik RouterOS via Winbox

Mikrotik APP
Mikrotik APP

Already know The Dude right? If not, read here.
How to Monitor and Monitor Mikrotik Network Using The Dude

So before you start, make sure your Mikrotik device is already entered into the Network Map in the Dude Application is yes.

Network Map Sample
Network Map Sample


Examples such as the picture above, and how can read the article in the previous link.

After Network Map is created, your Mikrotik device can be monitored through The Dude Application. Then we will try to take advantage of one of the features of The Dude, the Mass Upgrade to upgrade / Update Bulk Mikrotik RouterOS.

Previously, make sure first Mikrotik that you enter into the Network Map can already be on the remote directly from The Dude. The trick, double-click the device in the network map, make sure the Username and Password is filled correctly, and RouterOS option is checked.

RouterOS Device Details
RouterOS Device Details


Make sure Mikrotik login data is correct and the RouterOS option is checked
To check if the Mikrotik login data is correct, please go to Devices menu -> Go to Tab RouterOS -> Device. Look in the Status column:

How to Upgrade Mikrotik Mass Upgrade Using The Dude
How to Upgrade Mikrotik Mass Upgrade Using The Dude

Check the Status of the Device to be Upgraded

  • If a red cross appears and Status failed, that means the device can not be accessed by The Dude (cannot be pinged).
  • If a blue minus appears and Status auth failed, then the device can be accessed but the login data is wrong.
  • If a check mark appears blue and Status ok, the data is correct and there is no problem
    So make sure the device is checked blue and ok status yes.

Next, please download the latest RouterOS package at website according to the type of Mikrotik that you will upgrade (.npk file) .mikrotik. com according to the type of Mikrotik that you will upgrade (.npk file).

Go to the Files menu -> Tab Packages -> click the red plus icon -> select the package you have downloaded (.npk file) -> Open. If there are different types of Mikrotik, eg type x86 and Others, please also enter the second package.

Upload RouterOS Package (.npk file) to The Dude
Upload RouterOS Package (.npk file) to The Dude


Upload RouterOS Package (.npk file) on The Dude

Now we can start the process of bulk upgrades its Mikrotik. Please go back to the Devices menu -> RouterOS -> Device. Select the Mikrotik device you want to upgrade (either by click + shift, or click + ctrl) -> Right click -> select Upgrade menu -> choose the version of RouterOS.


Massive Mikrotik Upgrade Execution on The Dude

The Dude will do a bulk upload to all Mikrotik devices that are upgraded after that Mikrotik did upgrade its RouterOS. This process can take a few minutes, just wait yes. There will be an upgraded status in the Upgrade Status column.

If the upgrade is complete, check the Version column. Make sure the ROS version is the same as the package that we uploaded earlier. If not, then the upgrade has not succeeded. Sometimes there are some devices that can not be upgraded en masse, like the following picture:


Mikrotik Upgrade Mikrotik Results on The Dude

From the picture above, there are some devices whose version still has not changed, and there is an error message in the Upgrade Status column. If you have this, would not want to upgrade manual: D

After this mass upgrade, there was a problem I found, that is Mikrotik works normally, but cannot be in the remote either via IP Address or MAC Address. The solution is easy, just restart Mikrotik (pull the power, plug again).