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Manual Chapter: Verifying Installing and Loading the EUD Files
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Verifying, Installing, and Loading the EUD Files

After you download the EUD files

There are several actions you can take after you download the EUD files.

Task Description
Use the MD5 checksum to verify the files Use the MD5 file to verify the integrity of the file you download.
Install the EUD from the IM installation package Use secure copy (scp) to copy the IM file directly to the BIG-IP system and use the IM file to upgrade the EUD on the system.
Load the EUD onto a USB flash drive Load the EUD onto a USB flash drive and run the EUD from the flash drive.

Using the MD5 checksum to check the integrity of the download

You can perform this task after you download update files and their corresponding .md5 files from the F5® downloads site (http://downloads.f5.com).
Verify the MD5 checksum on each file you download using the md5sum command. Use the output to verify the integrity of the downloaded file.
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Verify the integrity of the downloaded file, where <file_name>.md5 is the name of the .md5 file you downloaded.
    md5sum -c <file_name>.md5
If the output is OK, the download was successful. If not, you should download the file again and repeat the process.

Installing the EUD from an IM installation package

You should copy the IM file to /var/tmp on the system you intend to update before you begin this procedure.
Installing the EUD from an IM file is one method that you can use to get the latest EUD installed on your hardware.
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Install the EUD, where <file_name>.im is the name of the file you downloaded.
    im <file_name>.im
The latest EUD is installed on your hardware.

Loading the EUD onto a USB flash drive

You can run the EUD by booting the system from a USB flash drive loaded with the EUD software. Use this procedure to load the EUD onto a USB flash drive.
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Download the IM file to /tmp/eud.
  3. Loopback mount the IM file, where <file_name> is the name of the file you downloaded.
    mkdir /tmp/eud; mount -o ro,loop <file_name>.im /tmp/eud
  4. Insert a USB mass storage device into the platform on which you mounted the IM file.
  5. Run the mkdisk utility.
    cd /tmp/eud; ./mkdisk
    Follow the prompts to loads the EUD onto the USB flash drive.
After the installation is complete, remove the USB flash drive from the VIPRION® system.
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