Before you can install a software image onto a device, you must download it from the F5 Downloads
site, https://downloads.f5.com, and upload it to the BIG-IQ
system's Images panel. To apply a hot fix, you must have the base software image, as
well as the hot fix, uploaded to the BIG-IQ system's Images panel.
Important: You can deploy software images to BIG-IP devices running version
11.4.0 or later. Before you can install a software image on a legacy BIG-IP device
running version 10.2.0 - 11.3.0, you must upgrade it
You can deploy software images to managed devices from BIG-IQ Device. Upgrades are
installed to a new volume. If the upgrade does not go as planned, you can boot to
the previous volume and restore the configuration. While the software image runs,
you can continue to perform other administrative tasks.
Note: Install a software image during a maintenance window when you are not directing
traffic to the target BIG-IP device.
Log in to BIG-IQ Device with your administrator user name and password.
At the top of the screen, click Provisioning.
Click the arrow next to the BIG-IQ device group that contains the device onto
which you want to install this software.
Hover on the device on which you want to install software, click the gear icon,
and click Install Software.
In the Deployment Name field, type a name to identify
this software installation deployment.
This is the name that displays in the Deployment panel after you click the
Install button to deploy the image.
From the Software Images list, select the software image
you want to install on the target device.
To apply a hot fix, you must have the base software image downloaded to the
BIG-IQ system's Images panel.
From the Target Volume list, select the volume to which
you want to install the selected software image.
To prompt BIG-IQ Device to reboot the BIG-IP device to the target volume
immediately after the software installs, select the Reboot into
Target Volume check box.
You must reboot the BIG-IP device before you can use the newly-installed
software. If you do not select this check box, you must reboot directly on the
Click the Install button to immediately deploy the
software to the BIG-IP device.
Alternatively, you can click the Save button to deploy
the software at a later time. If you select this option, the software
installation job displays in the Deployment panel in the
The software installation deployment job displays in the
Pending list of the Deployments panel until BIG-IQ Device
finished the software installation. If you saved the software installation deployment
job, it remains in the Pending list until you deploy it.
All managed devices must have the most recent framework installed. To start
managing this BIG-IP device, you must rediscover it and update the framework. If you
did not select the Reboot into Target Volume check box, you
must reboot directly from the BIG-IP device before you can use the newly-installed
software. If you saved the software installation job, you must deploy it from the