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Manual Chapter: BIG-IQ System Management
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Upgrading the BIG-IQ system

Before you can upgrade the BIG-IQ system, you must perform the following tasks:

  • Reactivate your current license to ensure that you have a valid service check date.
  • Download the .iso file for the upgrade from F5 Downloads to /shared/images on the BIG-IQ system. If you need to create this directory, use the exact name /shared/images.
  • Locate the user configuration set (UCS) in the /var/local/ucs directory on the source installation location, and copy the UCS file to another system for safe keeping.
Use this procedure to upgrade a BIG-IQ system to a new software version.
  1. Log in to the BIG-IQ system with the administrator user name and password.
  2. At the top of the screen, click System .
  3. Click Software Update. The details of the current software installation display.
  4. Click the Update button.
  5. From the Software Image list, select the new image or browse to the location to which you saved it.
  6. From the Installation Location list, select the volume to which you want to install the image. Alternatively, you can specify a default boot location on the System > Properties screen. If a default location is defined, you do not have to select a volume from the Installation Location list.
  7. For the Options setting:
    • Select Reboot after Live Install to automatically reboot the BIG-IQ system to the specified volume immediately after the software is installed.
    • Select Set Default Boot Location to manually reboot the BIG-IQ system at another time from the System > Properties screen.
  8. Click the Apply button.
The BIG-IQ system upgrades the software and rolls forward the UCS file.
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