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Release Note: BIG-IP Message Security Module, version 1.1 Release Notes
Release Note

Updated Date: 05/22/2007

Summary:

This release note documents the version 1.1 maintenance release of the BIG-IP® Message Security Module (MSM). We recommend this maintenance release only for those customers who want the fixes and enhancements listed in Fixes and enhancements in this release.

This maintenance release is cumulative, and includes all fixes and enhancements released since version 1.0. You can apply the software upgrade to 1.0 and later. For information about installing the software, please refer to Deploying the BIG-IP Message Security Module.

Note: F5 now offers both feature releases and maintenance releases. For more information on our new release policies, please see Description of the F5 Networks software version number format.

Contents:

- User documentation for this release
- Minimum system requirements and supported browsers
- Supported platforms
- Installing the software
- Fixes and enhancements in this release
- Fixes and enhancements in prior maintenance releases
- Known issues


User documentation for this release

In addition to these release notes, the following user documentation is relevant to this release.

You can find the product documentation and the solutions database on the AskF5 Technical Support web site.


Minimum system requirements and supported browsers

The minimum system requirements for this release are:

BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager, version 9.2 or later, configured with DNS.

 

The supported browsers for the BIG-IP Configuration utility are:

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer, version 6.X and later
  • Netscape® Navigator, version 7.1, and other browsers built on the same engine, such as Mozilla, Firefox, and Camino.

Note that we recommend that you leave the browser cache options at the default settings.

Important: Popup blockers and other browser add-ons or plug-ins may affect the usability of the Configuration utility. If you experience issues with navigation, we recommend that you disable these types of browser plug-ins and add-ons.

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Supported platforms

This release supports the following platforms:

  • BIG-IP 1500 (C36)
  • BIG-IP 3400 (C62)
  • BIG-IP 6400 (D63)
  • BIG-IP 6800 (D68)
  • BIG-IP 8400 (D84)
  • BIG-IP 8800 (D88)

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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Installing the software

The following instructions explain how to install the BIG-IP® Message Security Module, version 1.1 onto existing systems running the BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager, version 9.2 and later.

For instructions about how to install or upgrade the BIG-IP® Message Security Module, version 1.1, see Deploying the BIG-IP Message Security Module.

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Fixes and enhancements in this release

This release includes the following enhancement.

Ability to configure BIG-IP Message Security Module for high performance (CR76709)
During the MSM installation process, you can now choose to configure MSM to bypass the named service. This means that MSM utilizes an external Domain Name Service (DNS) server for domain name resolution exclusively. In what we call bypass mode, DNS queries go directly to the DNS server without going through named. This new configuration provides the best performance in most cases.

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Known issues

There are no known issues in the current release.

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