on 17-Jul-2017 04:00 - edited on 05-Jun-2023 22:36 by JimmyPackets
Note: Most information contained in this article series has also been published on AskF5.com:
K84554955: Overview of BIG-IP system software upgrades - https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K84554955
The information is this series is meant to help a Big-IP administrator complete a software upgrade. I have assisted with hundreds of Big-IP upgrades and hope to help you complete the task as smoothly as possible.
For more information related to a specific Big-IP release, there are additional details in the release notes for each version. For more information, refer to the Release Notes page.
The information in this series applies to:
Note: If you are familiar with Big-IP upgrade behavior and only need to review the actual steps, use the Performing the Software Installation section. To review Big-IP upgrade behavior in more detail, please review the other Parts.
ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/dat.share.1' [30.00 GB] normal ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/dat.log.1' [7.00 GB] normal ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/set.1.root' [256.00 MB] normal ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/set.1._usr' [1.34 GB] normal
bigpipe verify load
tmsh load sys config verify
- Inexpensive compared to higher throughput Big-IP VE licenses.
- LTM, GTM, DNS, AFM, ASM, AAM, CGN, APM Lite (10 users).
- In Big-IP v11.4.1 - 11.6.x, you can import Big-IP 10.x - 11.x UCS archives. In Big-IP v12.x, you can import Big-IP 11.x - 12.x UCS archives. Copy the UCS file to /var/tmp and use the following command:
tmsh load sys ucs /var/tmp/
.ucs no-license no-platform-check
Nice Article , Nate. please let me know how can we check before upgradation that there is no issue in iRULE or related to any configuration data. or only lab preparation is the way out , means install the tmos(like 13.x) and import the backup from existing version(like 11.6.x)
Precisely right, Harry. The best way I know to test an upgrade is to use a Development or Lab Big-IP (like the low-cost VE Lab License mentioned above) to import the old configuration. This way, the entirety of the Big-IP configuration can be tested with actual client traffic for a better representation.
Great Read! I appreciate the help considering I'm getting ready to upgrade all of our F5's!