BIG-IP® VE can be deployed in a number of different disk space configurations. Because disk space can be a costly resource, it makes sense to install the smallest disk space configuration that is practical for your operation. If you opt for a smaller disk size, but later determine that you need additional space so you can install upgrades and hot fixes, or to run additional module combinations, you can increase the size of the disk space the BIG-IP VE uses to suit your needs.
There are four disk directories that can be resized.
BIG-IP® VE updates within the same major version are installed in the same manner as updates to BIG-IP software already installed on BIG-IP hardware. You do not need to reinstall BIG-IP VE in the hypervisor guest environment to upgrade your system. To update a BIG-IP VE virtual machine, you can use the Software Management tool in the Configuration utility, or you can upgrade the software from the command line. The update procedure described in this guide uses the Software Management tool.
To install an update, BIG-IP software needs access to the ISO file. If the update is a hotfix, you need the ISO files for both the base version and the hotfix before you can successfully import and install a hotfix update.
When the installation operation is complete, you can safely reboot into the newly installed volume or partition.