Updated Date: 03/14/2008
This installation note describes how to remotely upgrade the WANJet appliance to version 5.0.2. If you do not have direct access to the system, you need to perform a remote upgrade. The remote upgrade provides the ability to serve the installation files from a different network using HTTP. We recommend using the local upgrade if you have a direct connection to the unit you want to upgrade.
Warning: You can apply this upgrade only to WANJet appliances running version 5.0.1 and having a Management IP address (rather than the Bridge IP address) configured for communication.
Warning: A valid service contract is required to complete this upgrade.
If the WANJet appliance is currently running version 5.0.1, you can upgrade directly to version 5.0.2.
The process of upgrading to WANJet appliance version 5.0.2 remotely requires completing the following tasks:
The following sections describe how to perform these tasks.
Before you upgrade to this version of the software, you need to save the current WANJet appliance configuration data. Backing up your configuration prevents loss of data if, for any reason, the upgrade is not successful.
Collect and archive the existing configuration files, by typing the following command. Note that to have the installer automatically load the configuration file during startup, you must name the file config.ucs and store it in the / partition.
bigpipe config save /config.ucs
Important: It is critical that you back up the archived configuration files to a secure remote location. In the event installation fails, you might need to use the remotely stored file in order to restore your previous configuration data. For more information about UCS archive files, see SOL4423: Overview of UCS archives.
After you save the existing configuration, download the installation CD-ROM ISO image from http://support.f5.com. For details about downloading the ISO image, see SOL167: Downloading software from F5 Networks
Note: Before you continue, we recommend downloading the associated MD5 checksum file and performing the MD5 checksum operation to ensure that the file downloaded correctly. For more information about running the MD5 checksum, see Verifying the MD5 checksum of the installation file.
After you save the existing configuration and download the installation CD-ROM, you need to copy the remote-install-5.0.2.xx.x.im file from the root of the CD-ROM to the /var/tmp directory on the WANJet appliance that you want to upgrade. The following example shows how you use the scp command to copy the file to a remote WANJet appliance, where <remote_upgrade>.im is the name of the remote upgrade IM you copied from the CD-ROM, and the <WANJetIP> is the IP address of the WANJet appliance to which you want to copy the IM file.scp <remote_upgrade>.im root@<WANJetIP>:/var/tmp .
After you copy the remote upgrade IM file to the WANJet appliance you want to upgrade, use the CD-ROM to create an installation server (this process is described in the following section).
Before you run the remote upgrade, you must designate and configure a remote host to be an installation server. The installation server must meet all the following criteria:
Note: You must connect the installation server to the same network to which the management port on the WANJet unit is connected.
Note: If you are installing the software on a WANJet 400 platform by directly connecting the unit to the installation server, you must use an Ethernet cross-over cable to directly connect to the management interface. If you are installing the software on a WANJet 300 or 500 platform by directly connecting to the installation server, you can use a standard Ethernet cable to directly connect to the management interface.
Once you have designated a host, complete the following steps.
Select terminal type? [vt100]
Maintenance OS Options Serve Provide network installation services Install Install software onto hard disk Reboot Reboot to your current system Exit Exit to maintenance shell
Use existing DHCP server on subnet [no]?
IP network [10.1.10]? IP address of server 10.1.10[n] ? Lower range for clients 10.1.10.[n] ? Upper range for clients 10.1.10.[n] ?
Note: When you specify the IP address of the server, you need to enter only the last octet. When completing the lower and upper ranges for the clients, type the network numbers where the clients are situated.
Now that you have copied the installation package to the target system and set up the installation server, you can install the version 5.0.2 software. On the WANJet appliance, use the im command to run the installation script. The im command extracts the script and begins the installation.
After the installation is complete, the WANJet appliance reboots and you can log on, as described in Getting Started.
For additional information, please visit http://www.f5.com.