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Manual Chapter: Updating DDoS Hybrid Defender
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Overview: Updating DDoS Hybrid Defender

As product updates for DDoS Hybrid Defender™ become available, you can download and install them on the system. The existing configuration is retained.

Downloading DDoS Hybrid Defender

DDoS Hybrid Defender™ software updates are available from the F5 downloads web site. You need to download it onto your computer so you can install it onto the DDoS Hybrid Defender system.
  1. Log in to the F5 Downloads site, https://downloads.f5.com, and click the Find a Download button.
  2. In the Security F5 Product Family, locate the DDoS Hybrid Defender software, and click it.
  3. Select the product version and click DDoS_Hybrid_Defender.
  4. Read the End User Software License, and click the I Accept button if you agree with the terms.
  5. Click the f5-ddos-hybrid-defender rpm file to download it.
  6. Click the closest geographical location, and save the file on your local system.
    The software package is downloaded onto your system.
  7. Optionally, you can download the md5 file to verify the integrity of the rpm file.
The DDoS Hybrid Defender software package is now available on your local computer, and is ready for you to install onto the DDoS Hybrid Defender system. If setting up two systems for high availability, you should use the same package on both systems.

Updating DDoS Hybrid Defender

You need to have downloaded the DDoS Hybrid Defender™ update from F5.
You can update DDoS Hybrid Defender.
  1. Log in to DDoS Hybrid Defender with the administrator user name and password.
    The Welcome screen of the system is displayed.
  2. On the Main tab, click DoS Protection > Quick Configuration .
  3. On the menu bar, click About.
    The About screen opens and shows the version of the product that is running.
  4. In the File Name setting, click Choose File and navigate to the DDoS Hybrid Defender update that you previously downloaded from F5, and click Install.
  5. From the Install Method list, select Choose File, navigate to the DDoS Hybrid Defender update that you previously downloaded from F5, and click Install.
The DDoS Hybrid Defender update is installed, and the configuration from the previous version is preserved on the system.
Look over the configuration screens to see if there are new features that you want to use.
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