Manual Chapter : Upgrading BIG-IP VE Devices in a VMware Service Scaling Group

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 7.1.0
Manual Chapter

Upgrading BIG-IP VE Devices in a VMware Service Scaling Group

Upgrades for BIG-IP VE devices in an SSG

From BIG-IQ, you can quickly upgrade BIG-IP VE devices in an SSG. When you perform this process, BIG-IQ upgrades the BIG-IP virtual machines in the SSG using the software image identified in the environment specified for this SSG.

Upgrading BIG-IP VE devices in a VMware scaling service group

Before you can upgrade the VE devices in your service scaling group:
  • Use the new software image from F5 to create a new virtual machine in your VMware cloud.
  • Update the
    VM Image
    specified in the VMware environment that you use for this SSG.
Upgrade the BIG-IP VE devices in your scaling service group, so they're running the most recent version.
  1. At the top of the screen, click
    Applications
    .
  2. On the left, click
    ENVIRONMENTS
    Service Scaling Groups
    .
  3. Select the SSG, by clicking its name.
  4. Click
    CONFIGURATION
    towards the middle of the screen.
  5. On the left, click
    Devices
    .
  6. Select the check box next to the devices you want to upgrade, and click the
    Replace
    button.
    The BIG-IQ upgrades the devices in this SSG using the VM image in the VMware environment that you use for this SSG.