Archive for September, 2009

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Sep
09

what to do about hotfixes and updates

Today’s Issue:

How to prepare for, and install a Hotfix on the BIGIP LTM 6400 running 10.0.1 configured with Volumes

Where We Are:

As noted in the previous post, F5 released several hotfixes for the LTM recently (we’re now at HF2 for 10.0.1).  As you may or may not know, you don’t install updates or hotfixes to the active volume… you apply them to an inactive volume, then you reboot into the patched one.  That way, if something blows up, you boot back into the un-patched one and back to where you were.

How We Got Here:

So there are several things going on here…

  1. Installing an inactive boot volume
  2. Installing a hotfix
  3. Image, Boot Volume, and Update/Hotfix Management

Everything that I’m going to present will be performed from the GUI, however it is my understanding that it can also all be done from the CLI.

As well, the scenarios below have been performed by connecting both to the Management Port and through the device’s external IP address, without any interruption to service (except obviously for the reboot part).

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