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load usc config file does not work

Mr_Ruppel_26924
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello ,

 

I want to replace a old F5 BIG-IP 3600 software 10.2 with a F5 BIG-IP 5050s software 12.1

 

I have made a archive file from the old one and I tried to load this file with tmsh.

 

load sys ucs ******.ucs no-license no-platform-check

 

I get the error " Jun 7 12:39:00 emerg load_config_files: "/usr/libexec/bigpipe load" - failed. -- BIGpipe eom operation error: 01070307:3: Invalid interface 1.5 Jun 7 12:39:03 emerg load_config_files: "/usr/libexec/bigpipe base daol" - failed. -- BIGpipe eom operation error: 01070307:3: Invalid interface 1.5 Configuration loading error: base-config-load-failedERROR: UCS installation failed."

 

This is the only error.

 

The new BIG-IP 5050 has no Interface 1.5 -1.8

 

The old one has this interfaces but this interfaces are disable. How can I erase the interfaces from the ucs config to load the archive to the new one? Or how can I disable the Interface check in tmsh load command to load this archive?

 

13 REPLIES 13

Hi,

 

You try to do something that is not supported. Your best chance is to generate an SCF file :

 

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_ltm/manuals/product/tmos-concepts-11-3-0/tmos_single...

 

You then need to modify the content according to the new appliance and finally import the SCF file to your new system. It's easy when you are using only LTM, but can be very hard to do when you are using several other modules.

 

I use only LTM Licenses I have made a scf file and I have tried to active it on the new engine. But I get only the error unexpeceted argument Provision on line 1. If I decativate line 1 with and try again I get same error with mgmt on line 2 and so on. What should I try now?

Will all keys and certificates be transferred too?

Hi, The SCF file doesn't contains private keys and certificates. But, when you launch an SCF backup, you retrieve the scf file and a gzip file that contains keys and certificates.

Yann_Desmarest_
Nacreous
Nacreous

Hi,

 

You try to do something that is not supported. Your best chance is to generate an SCF file :

 

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_ltm/manuals/product/tmos-concepts-11-3-0/tmos_single...

 

You then need to modify the content according to the new appliance and finally import the SCF file to your new system. It's easy when you are using only LTM, but can be very hard to do when you are using several other modules.

 

I use only LTM Licenses I have made a scf file and I have tried to active it on the new engine. But I get only the error unexpeceted argument Provision on line 1. If I decativate line 1 with and try again I get same error with mgmt on line 2 and so on. What should I try now?

Will all keys and certificates be transferred too?

Hi, The SCF file doesn't contains private keys and certificates. But, when you launch an SCF backup, you retrieve the scf file and a gzip file that contains keys and certificates.

Just noticed that you are try to move your configuration to another device that is running a different version. It's really not supported.

 

You can do two things :

 

1- upgrade the old device to 12.1.0 (it's supported for 3600), then retry the scf export/import procedure

 

2- Downgrade the new device to 10.2.0 (please check if your device support this old version), then retry the scf export/import procedure and finally upgrade the new device to 12.1.0

 

Personally, I prefer the first solution, it's easier.

 

IainThomson85_1
Cumulonimbus
Cumulonimbus

How "big" is the configuration ?

 

Agree with Yann's comment - Upgrade the "Old" device to version 12.1, and reimport the UCS/SCF

 

The other option is once you've upgraded to the same software version, create a DeviceGroup between the devices and sync the configuration across, when you've done that, force the old device offline and break the trust.

 

Jinshu
Cirrus
Cirrus

Unfortunately you can't load the old version config on new version devices.

 

The better way to do this is install lower version software on new BIG IP and load the configuration on it. Then upgrade it to the latest version.

 

-Jinshu

 

Jinshu
Cirrus
Cirrus

Unfortunately you can't load the old version config on new version devices.

 

The better way to do this is install lower version software on new BIG IP and load the configuration on it. Then upgrade it to the latest version.

 

-Jinshu

 

kullwahad_19151
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hello,

 

Pre-requisite the version of the new appliance 5050 as the same as the older one where come the ucs file. After you try to upload your ucs, the upload failed, but the config file are present in /config.

 

So in CLI you can edit the file bigip_base.conf and replace the interface 1.5 by one existing in the Bigip 5050. and try to reload it (tmsh load sys config)

 

Regards,