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upgrade from v9.4.7 to v10.2.1 issue

maming_125132
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Hi all, i'm wondering if i can upgrade F5 LTM 1600 from v9.4.7 to v10.2.1 directly? but not from v9.4.7 to v10.1.0 then v10.1.0 to v10.2.1?

 

another question,i have to install hotfix and 10.2.1 patches both in inactive patition?

 

If i install the patch with "--format=volume" option,does that mean the whole disk will be formatted into one partition or some what like HD1.1 ,HD1.2? I'm confused.

 

Thanks for your reply!

 

 

Ming Ma from China.

 

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maming_125132
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anybody could provide me with some kind suggetions?

maming_125132
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anybody could provide me with some kind suggetions?

nitass
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i'm wondering if i can upgrade F5 LTM 1600 from v9.4.7 to v10.2.1 directly? but not from v9.4.7 to v10.1.0 then v10.1.0 to v10.2.1?yes, you can.

 

 

sol13845: Overview of the supported BIG-IP upgrade paths and upgrade planning reference

 

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/800/sol13845.html

 

 

another question,i have to install hotfix and 10.2.1 patches both in inactive patition?yes

 

 

If i install the patch with "--format=volume" option,does that mean the whole disk will be formatted into one partition or some what like HD1.1 ,HD1.2? I'm confused. i never installed hotfix using image2disk (i usually use b software or tmsh install sys software command). anyway, normally --format will format whole hard disk (not only one partition).

 

 

sol12513: Installing hotfixes using the image2disk utility does not return the status of the installation

 

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/12000/500/sol12513.html

 

 

sol11033: Managing BIG-IP version 10.1.x and 10.2.x hotfixes on systems using the partitions disk formatting scheme

 

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/11000/000/sol11033.html

maming_125132
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Hi,nitass

 

Thanks a lot for your professional and kind tips! That helps me great!

 

I'll try,If i can make it, i will give the results.

 

Thanks again!

 

 

Ming Ma from China.

nitass
F5 Employee
F5 Employee
if i were you, i would format (i.e. --format=volumes) and install 10.2.1 first (e.g. hd1.1) and then install 10.2.1 with hotfix on another partition/slot (e.g. hd1.2) using b software or tmsh install sys software command. please make sure you backup 9.4.7 ucs before installing 10.2.1.

 

 

by the way, why don't you upgade to 10.2.4 latest hotfix?

maming_125132
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Hi nitass

 

Thing went well except some little problems.

 

I didn't format the whole disks,i did backup configurations,and i kept v9.4.7,and upgrade another HD to 10.2.4 with hotfix to HF5.

 

 

when i install HF5 for v10.2.4,i doesn't work accortding to SOL11033,so i upgraded v9.4.7 in HD1.1 to version 10,then installed HF5 for v10.2.4 with "bippipe sofware".

 

The who process went smoothly,and both of my F5 1600 is ready now.

 

 

Ming Ma from China