Using the LTM-VE to prepare for a v9.x to 10.x upgrade
We have a single LTM1500 which we plan to upgrade from 9.4.x to version 10.2.x We would like to use the LTM-VE to help us prepare for the migration to version 10 and aim to begin by restoring a backup from the LTM1500 to the LTM-VE.
Are there any guides/suggestions/gotachas about doing this?
You could try loading your 9.4.x UCS on a VE edition. It's not officially supported, but it might work. The only VE trial version is 10.1.0. You could contact your local F5 SE or partner and ask for a VE 10.2.1 eval license instead. If the config doesn't load, try running 'b load' and resolving the errors you see one by one.
You might do better to ask your SE for a loaner 1500 which you could test on instead.