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

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BIG-IP LTM

  • 16.1.2, 16.1.1, 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.5, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0, 13.0.1, 13.0.0, 12.1.6, 12.1.5, 12.1.4, 12.1.3, 12.1.2, 12.1.1, 12.1.0, 12.0.0, 11.6.5, 11.6.4, 11.6.3, 11.6.2, 11.6.1, 11.6.0, 11.5.10
Release Notes
Updated Date: 12/10/2021

Summary:

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

Contents:

Supported hardware

This release supports these platform series:

  • BIG-IP i850 (C117)
  • BIG-IP i2000 (C115)
  • BIG-IP i4000 (C115)
  • BIG-IP i5000 (C119, C125)
  • BIG-IP i7000 (C118, C126)
  • BIG-IP i10000 (C116)
  • BIG-IP i11000 (C123, C124)
  • BIG-IP i15000 (D116, D120)

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, see the BIG-IP iSeries platform pages at the Hardware Knowledge Centers and the BIG-IP LTM Knowledge Center.

About installing updates

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

F5 BIG-IP iSeries Platforms

Features and fixes in version 8.1

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i15000-F (i15820-DF) FIPS-compliant platform.

Features and fixes in version 7.2

Fixes and enhancements

This release includes an enhancement to FIPS error handling for Full Box FIPS (also referred to as FIPS BIG-IP Platform with Embedded HSM) platforms. When a partition is halted due to a FIPS error, you can now use the AOM “I” command to display the FIPS error status.

Features and fixes in version 6.4

New hardware support

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

Features and fixes in version 5.4/5.6

New hardware support in 5.4

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i15000 Series DC-powered platforms.

New power supply unit (PSU) support in 5.6

This release adds support for an updated 650W AC PSU on BIG-IP i2000/i4000 Series AC-powered platforms.

Features and fixes in version 4.6

New hardware support

This release adds support for the BIG-IP i15000 Series, BIG-IP i5800-F, and i7800-F platforms.

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

North America 1-888-882-7535 or (206) 272-6500
Outside North America, Universal Toll-Free +800 11 ASK 4 F5 or (800 11275 435)
Additional phone numbers Regional Offices
Web http://www.f5.com
Email support@f5.com

How to Contact F5 Support or the Anti-Fraud SOC

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Additional resources

You can find additional support resources and technical documentation through a variety of sources.

F5 Support

https://f5.com/support :: Self-solve Options

Free self-service tools give you 24x7 access to a wealth of knowledge and technical support. Whether it is providing quick answers to questions, training your staff, or handling entire implementations from design to deployment, F5 services teams are ready to ensure that you get the most from your F5 technology.

AskF5 Knowledge Base

https://support.f5.com/csp/home

The storehouse for thousands of knowledgebase articles that help you manage your F5 products more effectively. Whether you want to browse periodically to research a solution, or you need the most recent news about your F5 products, AskF5 is your source.

BIG-IP iHealth Diagnostics and BIG-IP iHealth Viewer

https://f5.com/support/tools/ihealth

BIG-IP iHealth Diagnostics identifies issues, including common configuration problems and known software issues. It also provides solutions and links to more information. With BIG-IP iHealth Viewer, you can see the status of your system at-a-glance, drill down for details, and view your network configuration.

F5 DevCentral

https://devcentral.f5.com/

Collaborate and share innovations including code samples, new techniques, and other tips, with more than 300,000 F5 users worldwide. DevCentral is the place to ask questions, find solutions, learn to harness the power of F5’s powerful scripting language, iRules, and much more.

Communications Preference Center

https://interact.f5.com/F5-Preference-Center.html

Here, you can subscribe to a number of communications from F5. For information about the types of notifications F5 provides, see K9970: Subscribing to email notifications regarding F5 products.