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MustphaBassim
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Dears

 

i am using F5 appliance and i want to check the last OS version for the system since i think it's old one , here is the current one for my box

Main Package
Product BIG-IP
Version 14.1.2.6
Build 0.0.2
Edition Point Release 6
Date Fri Jun 5 11:36:46 PDT 2020

so could any one advise about that ?

Bests

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Hi @MustphaBassim , 
there are newer versions 
V15 , V16 , V17 
read about versions and upgrade paths here :
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13845

But the most stable versions 
V14 and V15 

I recommend to contact with F5 support team before taking this action , maybe there are conflicts between your current configuration in V14.1.2.6 and the newer versions. 

Regards 

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Hi @MustphaBassim , 
there are newer versions 
V15 , V16 , V17 
read about versions and upgrade paths here :
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13845

But the most stable versions 
V14 and V15 

I recommend to contact with F5 support team before taking this action , maybe there are conflicts between your current configuration in V14.1.2.6 and the newer versions. 

Regards 

Hi @MustphaBassim ,

You need to generate a qkview file using following command in your F5 box in BASH mode

qkview -s0 -f "/var/tmp/$(/bin/hostname)_$(date +%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S).tgz"

Once done you need to download this file using WINSCP or any other software and take this QKView file out of your box from /var/tmp/ directory

Now upload it on F5 ihealth site as follows

http://ihealth.f5.com/

 

There in the recommendations section you can see F5 recommendation for OS upgrade paths in UPGRADE Advisor section shown below.

 

F5_Design_Engineer_0-1669183257115.jpeg

Follow these step after that

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Step 1
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Please use the below link first to check the hardware/software compatability matrix , so that you can decide which Hardware Platform your device is and then find the compatible list of software OS that hardware supports to conclude your OS upgrade plan.

K9476: The F5 hardware/software compatibility matrix
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K9476

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Step 2
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Then see what Upgrade paths you can follow to go to the next level of OS based on your hardware platform supports and pick only from those.

K13845: Overview of supported BIG-IP upgrade paths and an upgrade planning reference
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13845

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Step 3
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Now go and read the below general summary of the BIG-IP upgrade process and includes recommendations and considerations for planning a BIG-IP software upgrade.

K84554955: Overview of BIG-IP system software upgrades
https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K84554955

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Step 4
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Prepare an upgrade checklist for your specific upgrade scenario.


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Step 5
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Prepare step by step Document to plan your OS upgrade.

Please reach out to me for more detailed steps and process in case if you still need any furhter assistance.

HTH