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Release Note: Always-On Management (AOM) for iSeries platforms
Release Note

Original Publication Date: 02/06/2018

Summary:

This release note documents the versions of Always-On Management (AOM) that are provided with F5 iSeries platforms.

Contents:

- Supported hardware
- User documentation for this release
- About installing updates
- F5 iSeries Platforms
     - Features and fixes in version 4.6
     - Features and fixes in version 3.13
     - Features and fixes in version 2.9
     - Features and fixes in version 1.25
- Known issues
- Contacting F5 Networks
- Legal notices

Supported hardware

This release supports these platform series:

  • BIG-IP i850 (C117)
  • BIG-IP i2000 (C115)
  • BIG-IP i4000 (C115)
  • BIG-IP i5000 (C119)
  • BIG-IP i7000 (C118)
  • BIG-IP i10000 (C116)
  • BIG-IP i11000 Series (C123)
  • BIG-IP i15000 Series (D116)
  • Herculon i2800 (C120)
  • Herculon i5800 (C121)
  • Herculon i10800 (C122)

If you are unsure which platform you have, look on the label at the front of the chassis to locate information about the platform series.

User documentation for this release

For a comprehensive list of product documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to the BIG-IP LTM pages.

About installing updates

On these platforms, AOM updates are provided when you upgrade to a newer version of F5 software.

F5 iSeries Platforms

Features and fixes in version 4.6

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i15000 Series platform.

Fixes and enhancements

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Platform Description
ID 658853 iSeries Fixed an issue with memory usage that caused the BMC (AOM) firmware update to fail on iSeries platforms when upgrading from BIG-IP software versions 13.0.0, 12.1.2, or 12.1.1.

Features and fixes in version 3.13

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i850 and i11000 Series platform.

Fixes and enhancements

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Platform Description
ID 625862 i10000 Series Firmware update no longer fails due to memory exhaustion in the logging subsystem.

Features and fixes in version 2.9

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i2000/i4000 Series and Herculon iSeries platforms.

Features and fixes in version 1.25

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i5000/i7000/i10000 Series platforms.

Known issues

ID Number Platform Description
ID 664964 iSeries The external management interface to the AOM can sometimes remain enabled although configuration shows disabled. To workaround this issue, use one of these methods:
  • From the AOM command menu, use the N option to disable DHCP and manually configure 0.0.0.0 for the IP address.
  • From the AOM command menu, use the A option to reset AOM.
  • Power cycle the unit.

Contacting F5 Networks

Phone - North America: 1-888-882-7535 or (206) 272-6500
Phone - Outside North America, Universal Toll-Free: +800 11 ASK 4 F5 or (800 11275 435)
Fax: See Regional Support for your area.
Web: https://support.f5.com/csp/home
Email: support@f5.com

For additional information, please visit http://www.f5.com.

How to Contact F5 Support or the Anti-Fraud SOC

You can contact a Network Support Center as follows:

You can manage cases online at F5 WebSupport (registration required). To register email CSP@F5.com with your F5 hardware serial numbers and contact information.

You can contact the Anti-Fraud SOC as follows:

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