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Manual Chapter: Downloading the EUD Files
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Deciding which files to download

There are several file types available from the F5 download site http://downloads.f5.com for the EUD.

File Name Description
ISO image The ISO image is provided for burning a CD or DVD of the EUD. You can boot the CD/DVD from a powered USB CD/DVD drive plugged in to the BIG-IP® VIPRION® system.
IM file The IM file is a self-extracting installation file. You can scp this file directly to the BIG-IP® VIPRION® system and use it to upgrade the EUD on the system or load a USB flash drive.
MD5 file There is a corresponding MD5 file for each ISO image and IM file that you download. Use the MD5 file to verify the integrity of the file you download.
Readme-EUD.txt This file includes details about the release, such as supported platforms.

Determining the EUD version installed on the system

Perform this task before you download update files to determine the EUD version installed on your system, or to verify that the installation of a new version was successful.
You can use the eud_info command to determine which EUD version is installed on your system:
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Verify the EUD version installed on your system.
    eud_info
The version number of the EUD installed on the system displays.

Downloading the EUD IM file from F5

F5® recommends that you obtain the latest version of the EUD IM file that is supported on your platform from the F5 download site (http://downloads.f5.com) before you run these tests.
  1. Log on to http://downloads.f5.com/ and click Find a Download.
  2. In the Hardware-Specific area, click Platform / EUD.
  3. Select your platform from the list.
  4. Click the name of the release with the most recent date.
    You must accept the software terms and conditions before you can proceed.
  5. Click the file name <file_name>.im to start the download.
    The <file_name> consists of the platform family and the build number.
    Note: You should copy the IM file to /var/tmp on the system you intend to update.
  6. Download the corresponding checksum file.
    The corresponding checksum file has the same name as the IM file, except that .md5 is the file extension.
After the download completes, verify the integrity of the file by checking the MD5 checksum.

Downloading the EUD ISO file from F5

F5® recommends that you obtain the latest version of the EUD ISO file that is supported on your platform from the F5 download site (http://downloads.f5.com) before you run these tests.
  1. Log on to http://downloads.f5.com/ and click Find a Download.
  2. In the Hardware-Specific area, click Platform / EUD.
  3. Select your platform from the list.
  4. Click the name of the release with the most recent date.
    You have to accept the software terms and conditions before you can proceed.
  5. Click the file name <file_name>.iso to start the download.
    The <file_name> consists of the platform family and the build number.
  6. Download the corresponding checksum file.
    The corresponding checksum file has the same name as the ISO file, except that .md5 is the file extension.
After the download completes, verify the integrity of the ISO file by checking the MD5 checksum.
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