Installing bigip hotfix

I have encountered weird issues on BIGIP 12 VE:

  1. Changes, disable, enable the virtual server will cause bigip to temporarily unable to ping the pool members despite dynamic ARP entry is available.
  2. Because of point 2, health monitor registered failures on the monitored pool members.
  3. Priority group does not work properly when persistence is applied. Priority group activation is set to 1, one server in priority group 2 is down, traffic does not send to the only server left in priority group 2 instead sends to server in priority group 1.

Download the base image and hotfix

Download the F5 bigip base image and hotfix from F5. Base image has to be imported before you can install the hotfix.

You will not be able to install the hotfix without importing the base F5 bigip image.

install HF3.png

Import the base image

import base

import base2.png

import base3.png

Import hotfix

install HF.png

install HF2

Can use command line to create a new partition known as HD1.2 and install the hotfix in this partition.

root@(bigip1)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)# install sys software hotfix Hotfix-BIGIP- create-volume volume HD1.2

This command above is the same as this gui.

install HF4

In command line show the installation progress

root@(bigip1)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)# show sys software
Sys::Software Status
Volume Product Version Build Active Status
HD1.1 BIG-IP 12.0.0 0.0.606 yes complete
HD1.2 BIG-IP 12.0.0 0.0.606 no installing 6.000 pct
root@(bigip1)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)#

The command line above showed 6% in progress.

install HF5

install hf6
Almost done
install hf6b
In command line

Activate the boot location

activate boot1
Install configuration to the new boot location from a currently activated boot location.


Once activate button is clicked, bigip will reboot itself.

If install configuration is selected, the new boot location version must be equal or greater than the version in the source boot location.

In command line need to do two step:

root@(bigip1)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)# quit
[root@bigip1:Active:Standalone] config # switchboot -b HD1.2
info: default boot location changed to HD1.2.

The copy the configuration from one partition to the new partition

[root@bigip1:Active:Standalone] config # cpcfg --source=HD1.1 HD1.2
info: Getting configuration from HD1.1
info: Copying configuration to HD1.2
info: Applying configuration to HD1.2

After this you need to reboot the bigip.

Using GUI is much straight forward and easier.

Reboot completed






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