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Updated Date: 04/03/2009
This release supports the following platforms:
If you are unsure which platform you have, look at the sticker on the back of the chassis to find the platform number.
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:
If you have the latest version installed, the script lists the following output:
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.
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:
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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