Original Publication Date: 06/13/2016
This release note documents the version 11.6.1 release of BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager and BIG-IP Link Controller. You can apply the software upgrade to systems running software versions 10.1.0 (or later) or 11.x.
This version of the software is supported on the following platforms:
|Platform name||Platform ID|
|BIG-IP 2000s, BIG-IP 2200s||C112|
|BIG-IP 4000s, BIG-IP 4200v||C113|
|BIG-IP 5000s, 5050s, 5200v, 5250v||C109|
|BIG-IP 7000s, 7050s, 7200v, 7250v
|BIG-IP 10150s-NEBS, 10350v (AC), 10350v-NEBS (requires 12.0.0 HF1), 10350v-FIPS (requires 11.5.4 HF1)||D112|
|BIG-IP 10000s, 10050s, 10055, 10200v, 10250v, 10255||D113|
|VIPRION B2100 Blade||A109|
|VIPRION B2150 Blade||A113|
|VIPRION B2250 Blade||A112|
|VIPRION B4200, B4200N Blade||A107, A111|
|VIPRION B4300, B4340N Blade||A108, A110|
|VIPRION C2200 Chassis||D114|
|VIPRION C2400 Chassis||F100|
|VIPRION C4400, C4400N Chassis||J100, J101|
|VIPRION C4480, C4480N Chassis||J102, J103|
|VIPRION C4800, C4800N Chassis||S100, S101|
|Virtual Edition (VE)||Z100|
These platforms support various licensable combinations of product modules. This section provides general guidelines for module support.
Most of the support guidelines relate to memory. The following list applies for all memory levels:
All licensable module-combinations may be run on platforms with 12 GB or more of memory, and on VE and vCMP guests provisioned with 12 GB or more of memory. Note that this does not mean that all modules may be simultaneously provisioned on all platforms with 12 GB or more of memory. The BIG-IP license for the platform determines which combination of modules are available for provisioning.
The following guidelines apply to the BIG-IP 2000s, 2200s, 3900, 6900 platforms, to the VIPRION B4100 and B4100N platforms, and to VE guests configured with 8 GB of memory. (A vCMP guest provisioned with 8 GB of memory has less than 8 GB of memory actually available and thus does not fit in this category.)
The following guidelines apply to platforms, and to VE and vCMP guests provisioned with less than 8 GB and more than 4 GB of memory. (A vCMP guest provisioned with 8 GB of memory has less than 8 GB of memory actually available and thus fits in this category.)
The following guidelines apply to the BIG-IP 1600 and 3600 platforms, and to VE and vCMP guests provisioned with 4 GB or less of memory.
The amount of memory provisioned to a vCMP guest is calculated using the following formula: (platform_memory- 3 GB) x (cpus_assigned_to_guest/ total_cpus).
As an example, for the B2100 with two guests, provisioned memory calculates as: (16-3) x (2/4) ~= 6.5 GB.
The BIG-IP Configuration Utility supports these browsers and versions:
SOL14592: Compatibility between BIG-IQ and BIG-IP releases provides a summary of version compatibility for specific features between the BIG-IQ system and BIG-IP releases.
For a comprehensive list of documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to the BIG-IP GTM / VE 11.6.1 Documentation page.
For a comprehensive list of fixes, behavior changes, and known issues for this release, refer to the BIG-IP 11.6.1 Release Information page.
Before you begin:
|Install to existing volume, migrate source configuration to destination||tmsh install sys software image [image name] volume [volume name]|
|Install from the browser-based Configuration utility||Use the Software Management screens in a web browser.|
The following command installs version 11.2.0 to volume 3 of the main hard drive.
tmsh install sys software image BIGIP-184.108.40.2066.0.iso volume HD1.3
Your upgrade process differs depending on the version of software you are currently running.
When you upgrade from version 11.x software, you use the Software Management screens in the Configuration utility to complete these steps. To open the Software Management screens, in the navigation pane of the Configuration utility, expand System, and click Software Management. For information about using the Software Management screens, see the online help.
You cannot roll forward a configuration directly to this version from BIG-IP version 4.x, or from BIG-IP versions 9.0.x through 9.6.x, and any version 10.x software. You must be running version 11.x software. For details about upgrading to those versions, see the release notes for the associated release.
If this version includes new firmware for your specific hardware platform, after you install and activate this version, the system might reboot additional times to perform all necessary firmware upgrades.
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