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Release Note: AHA firmware update
Release Note

Updated Date: 04/03/2009

Summary:

This release note documents the version 8.2.4 compression card firmware update.

Contents:

- Supported platforms
- Downloading the version checking script and determining if you need to install the firmware update
- Downloading and installing the software
- Fixes and enhancements in this release


Supported platforms

This release supports the following platforms:

  • BIG-IP 6400 (D63)
  • BIG-IP 6800 (D68)
  • BIG-IP 8400 (D84)

If you are unsure which platform you have, look at the sticker on the back of the chassis to find the platform number.

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Downloading the version checking script and determining if you need to install the firmware update

You can determine if you need to install this firmware update by downloading and running the script aha_firmware_check_version. Download the script from the same location as the firmware upgrade. For information about downloading this script, see Downloading and installing the software.

Download the script to /var/tmp. After you download the script, type the following command to set the correct file permissions:

chmod 755 aha_firmware_check_version

After you set the file permissions, type the following command from the /var/tmp directory to run the script:

aha_firmware_check_version

If you have the latest version installed, the script lists the following output:

8204

 

 

If the script outputs 8203, or a previous version, you should apply the firmware update. If you do not have the compression hardware, the command does not return a value.

Note:  You cannot deploy this firmware update using the Enterprise Manager.

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Downloading and installing the software

For information about obtaining the aha_firmware_check_version script and obtaining, installing, and running the compression card firmware update on the BIG-IP 6400 (D63), BIG-IP 6800 (D68), and BIG-IP 8400 (D84), please refer to the readme available from the F5 Networks download site:

 

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Fixes and enhancements in this release

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

Compression hardware firmware update (CR72557)
This release contains a standalone update of the compression hardware firmware for the BIG-IP 6400 (D63), BIG-IP 6800 (D68), or BIG-IP 8400 (D84) platforms. This firmware update corrected a problem that in rare cases could cause data corruption. The version of the compression hardware firmware installed by this updater is version 8.2.4.

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