The information is this series is meant to help a Big-IP administrator complete a software upgrade. I have assisted with hundreds of Big-IP upgrades and hope to help you complete the task as smoothly as possible.
For more information related to a specific Big-IP release, there are additional details in the release notes for each version. For more information, refer to the Release Notes page.

The information in this series applies to:

  • F5 platforms which support Big-IP version 10.x - 13.x
  • Big-IP Virtual Edition
  • vCMP Big-IP Host platforms
  • vCMP Big-IP Guest instances

    For information regarding upgrading from Big-IP 9.x to 10.x, refer to the following guide:
      Manual Chapter: Upgrading from Versions 93x and 94x.   

Procedures

Note: If you are familiar with Big-IP upgrade behavior and only need to review the actual steps, use the Performing the Upgrade section. To review Big-IP upgrade behavior in more detail, please review the other Parts.

Prerequisites

The command output should appear similar to the following example (the sizes may differ):
 
ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/dat.share.1' [30.00 GB] normal
ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/dat.log.1' [7.00 GB] normal
ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/set.1.root' [256.00 MB] normal
ACTIVE '/dev/vg-db-sda/set.1._usr' [1.34 GB] normal
 

Recommendations Prior to Installation