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Hardware Refresh Best Practices

AtulAnand
Altostratus
Altostratus

What is the best ways to ensure the migration of configuration from older hardware to either BIG-IP VE or new hardware ?

  1. UCS with no platform check
  2. SCF - Complete load sys config
  3. SCF manually configuring piece by piece - merging components one by one

 

I was sceptic with UCS and that carries all network and management IPs along, and in a production environment it may mess up things while performing it.

same with full SCF load, it has so many dependent network and management-ip and route related config, that may not host and may mess up management IP.

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Samir
Nacreous
Nacreous

Hardware refresh is not easy task, It require lot of preparations. So, always i suggest to have discussion with F5 PS. Small configuration mismatch/issue will directly impact customer business.

 

  1. Pre and post traffic confirmation/Manual review

 

Ref: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13132

 

Thanks

Lidev
MVP
MVP

Hi AtulAnand,

 

an great article that will help you make your choice 😉

https://devcentral.f5.com/s/articles/migrating-to-iseries-from-older-platforms-its-about-time-25612

 

Regards