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Upgrading LTM from 9.1.2 to 10.2.4

kridsana_52318
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Hi

 

From this link http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2012/04/upgrade-big-ip-f5-ltm/

 

Can I Just upgrade 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> 9.4.8 >> 10.2.4 ?

 

and do you have upgrade manual?

 

Thank you

 

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kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

I use hardwire failover

 

Did I must disconnect hardwire failover before upgrade ?

 

and Did I must connect hardwire failover before failover from Old to newly-upgraded unit ?

 

Or I just disconnect all cable of old unit and connect all cable of newly-upgraded unit (1 minute downtime)?

 

I don't know what to do with hardwire failover, Please guide me this. Thank you

 

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

and these are some known issue about this.

 

sol13115: The BIG-IP 3400 platform may fail to complete the boot up process after upgrading to BIG-IP version 10.1.x or 10.2.x http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/100/sol13115

 

sol12873: Upgrading BIG-IP 1500 or 3400 platform with 1GB of RAM from BIG-IP version 9.4.x to BIG-IP version 10.2.0 may fail http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/12000/800/sol12873

 

sol4456: BIG-IP 3400 switch appliances that use the revision G BIOS may hang and reboot http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/4000/400/sol4456.html

 

Is there are some issue about upgrade from 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> 9.4.8 ?

 

Thank you

 

nitass
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

Can I Just upgrade 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> 9.4.8 >> 10.2.4 ?

 

yes. there is ucs roll-forward issue when upgrading from 9.1.x to 9.4.x, so you have to go to 9.3.x and then 9.4.x.

 

Did I must disconnect hardwire failover before upgrade ?

 

i think you do not need to disconnect serial failover. it should work while upgrading.

 

nathe
Cirrocumulus
Cirrocumulus

teepan123, That's the supported path and no need to disconnet the failover cable - they'll both come up as active if you do. Once upgraded just failover to the upgraded box.

 

Oh and when you get to the 10.2.4 upgrade you'll need to decide between volumes or partitions too.

 

Good luck, N

 

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

then step is just

 

  • no disconnect any cable
  • upgrade standby box (unit 2) to 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> 9.4.8 >> 10.2.4 (volume)
  • reboot into 10.2.4
  • failover from 9.1.2 (unit 1) >> 10.2.4 (unit 2)
  • Test
  • Do the same with unit 1

Is there no active-active problem with this step? correct me please Thank you

 

nathe
Cirrocumulus
Cirrocumulus

Looks good to me. No Active Active as with hw fail over it will still see the other one, no matter what version. Good luck

 

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

Can I upgrade into 9.1.2/10.2.4 in partition mode?

 

what affect if I choose this method?

 

and In my long gone memory

 

  • Format 10.2.4 in partition mode
  • install 9.1.2 in another partition this method didn't work

You must

 

  • Format 10.0.1 in partition mode
  • install 9.1.2 in another partition
  • install 10.2.4 in first partition

am I wrong? correct me please

 

nitass
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

and In my long gone memory

 

Format 10.2.4 in partition mode

 

install 9.1.2 in another partition this method didn't work

 

yes.

 

You must

 

Format 10.0.1 in partition mode

 

install 9.1.2 in another partition

 

install 10.2.4 in first partition

 

i understand 10.2.4 cannot fit in 10.0.1 partition.

 

partitions created using version 9.x or 10.0.x do not accommodate the 10.1.0 and later software

Release Note: BIG-IP LTM version 10.2.4

 

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_ltm/releasenotes/product/relnote-ltm-10-2-4.html

 

by the way, since it is ha pair, you can keep 9.1.2 box until you are satisfied. why do you want to have 9.1.2 and 10.2.4 in the same box?

 

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

The reason I want to have 9.1.2 and 10.2.4 in the same box is when 10.2.4 have a problem , we can reboot into the old working 9.1.2 immediately

 

I have some box that run 10.2.4 and have 9.3.0 in partition mode (Upgrade from 9.3.0) but fortunately I don't know how past member install it.

 

Can I just upgrade

 

  • upgrade From 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> 10.2.4 (partition) >> install 9.1.2 another partition

Or from this http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/10000/600/sol10636.html

 

  • upgrade 9.1.2 >> 9.3.1 >> clean install 10.1.0 (partition) >> install 9.1.2 another partition >> install 10.2.4 in partition that run 10.1.0

ps. Did clean install roll forward configuration?

 

nitass
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

i do not think you can install 9.1.2 in 10.1.x or later partition because partition scheme is different (i.e. legacy and standard partition scheme).

 

sol7608: Choosing a partition scheme when upgrading to BIG-IP 9.3.1 or 9.4.2 through 9.4.8

 

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/7000/600/sol7608.html

 

Did clean install roll forward configuration?

 

i do not think so.

 

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

Updated

 

Now I using step install

 

  • upgrade From 9.1.2 HD1.2 >> PXE install 9.3.1 in HD1.2>> image2disk 10.2.4 in HD1.1 (partition) >> install 9.1.2 another partition via PXE (this last step is crashed and everything is empty , box clean)

kridsana
Cirrus
Cirrus

Updated again.

 

I tried install 9.1.2 & 10.2.4 .. it can install in same box but it occur

 

  • Error 24: Attempt to access block outside partition
  • Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS

so forget about 9.1.2 & 10.2.4. I just update into 10.2.4 standalone in Volume (this is easier -_-) and everything work fine except alert.conf and postfix didn't roll forward into new firmware?