Perform out-of-place upgrade of vCMP guests via Ansible
Are you exploring options to upgrade your F5 vCMP guests? Check out the approach we took to perform an out-of-place upgrade of F5 BIG-IP LTM and F5 BIG-IP DNS vCMP guests from version 12.x to 15.x running on a multi-chassis architecture.
You will read about the steps taken to fully automate the deployment of vCMP guests, set up a baseline configuration, capture brownfield configurations and replay those configurations to the new vCMP guests using Ansible Automation. We'll also share insights into our thought process relative to the design of our Ansible playbooks and roles. Logistically, we'll also share our approach towards minimizing disruption while cutting over to the replacement guests and identifying the configuration drift of your brownfield deployment while the upgraded devices sit idle waiting to be activated.
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