on 18-Jul-2017 04:00 - edited on 05-Jun-2023 22:36 by JimmyPackets
In this section, I'll describe some of the basics behind Big-IP software upgrade operations.
command to view all software volumes. You can install directly over an existing software volume and the target volume will be overwritten. In order to delete a software volume, you can use the Configuration Utility or tmsh. Software installation can be performed via the Configuration Utility or tmsh. For more information, refer to:
tmsh show sys software
command in the case of vCMP Guest upgrades. For more information, refer to K15372: Overview of the vconsole utility.
The configuration has not yet loaded. If this message persists, it may indicate a configuration problem.
tmsh load sys config verify
While vcmp guests are their own system, they do inherit their license from the vcmp host. This means that before any of the vcmp guests can be upgraded, the vcmp host that they run on must have its license reactivated. It is my understanding that the vcmp guests pick up the license from the vcmp host when they boot up.
That's very relevant; I'll add a mention of that. Thanks for the feedback, Carl!
Why to reactivate license every time before upgrade? Usually it's enough just to check "service check date" and then decide whether license needs to be updated or not. I would avoid unnecessary re-licensing on vCMP Host..
Zdenda, you are correct. K7727 holds the relevant information about whether a reactivation is required or not. License activation is described in more detail in Parts 1 and 3 of this document series.