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Upgrade BIG-IP Software From 11 to 13

Hi all,

need help, anyone have experience upgrade big-ip software major from 11.0 to 13.0,? can i upgrade the BIG-IP software from 11.0 to 13.0 used generally procedure software upgrade , just used hotfix version 13.0 and BIG-IP software version 13.0, or i must upgrade to BIG-IP software version 12.0 first before to version 13

Thanks

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Hi,

thats a tough question. Build up a lab and upgrade it there.

none the less, why do you already want to upgrade it to 13? Does it have any features, 12 doesnt have?

Also the F5 IHealth Upgrade Advisor should help.

Edit: I would update to 12, last HF, then 13. But its just my opinon.

Greetings, Maximilian Martin

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Comment made 6 days ago by lhutapea 3

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the response by the way, i have a lab environment but its already version 13 :) i used virtual Edition through VM Workstation, my reason upgrade the software to version 13.0 to avoid security vulnerability with latest patching, hm....i guess so, its secure if i upgrade first to version12 before to version 13.0, Thanks Martin :)

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Comment made 6 days ago by Maximilian Martin 56

Hi lhutapea,

the question is, which version is more safe. 12, hotfixed or 13 with more vulnerabilities cause they havent fixed it yet. A question we have to ask ourselves on every software i guess. Business wise, i always prefer, older and more fixed than newer.

Going step by step should be the best choice.

Good luck!

Greetings, Maximilian

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Comment made 6 days ago by lhutapea 3

Hi Martin,

Thanks for the advice.... i very appreciate it...

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can i upgrade the BIG-IP software from 11.0 to 13.0 used generally procedure software upgrade

i understand we can upgrade right away from 11.x to 13.x according to 13.0 release note. anyway, i never did it in production.

Upgrading from version 11.x or later
https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/products/big-ip_ltm/releasenotes/product/relnote-ltm-13-0-0.html

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Comment made 6 days ago by lhutapea 3

Hi Nitass,

First, Thanks for the response...i already read the note too.. :) im just buy new appliance for HA puposes, so first i must upgrade software old and new appliance to same version before i joined they as one group HA member, old appliance used software version 11.0 and its production :D, for the new appliance i can test it, but when the appliance come, what if the new appliance its already version 12 or version 13, downgrade the software i think its bad idea... :)

Thanks Nitass... you very help

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Comment made 6 days ago by Maximilian Martin 56

"what if the new appliance its already version 12 or version 13, downgrade the software i think its bad idea... :)"

f5 should come without any, as far as i know.

Greetings, Maximilian

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