Manual Chapter : Automated Upgrade Overview for BIG-IQ Version 5.4 or 6.0 with a Data Collection Device Cluster to Version 6.0.1

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

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Automated Upgrade Overview for BIG-IQ Version 5.4 or 6.0 with a Data Collection Device Cluster to Version 6.0.1

Upgrading BIG-IQ version 5.4 or 6.0 with a data collection device cluster to version 6.0.1

What BIG-IQ setup does this upgrade process support?

The following upgrade process to BIG-IQ Centralized Management version 6.0.1 is for system setups that currently have version 5.4 or 6.0 installed, and include a data collection device cluster. If your system is not currently running version 5.4 or 6.0 and does not include a data collection device cluster, refer to Which BIG-IQ setups support and upgrade to 6.0.1?.

What happens during a BIG-IQ upgrade to version 6.0.1?

This example represents a BIG-IQ setup that includes a high-availability (HA) pair of BIG-IQ systems and a data collection device (DCD) cluster. During the upgrade, all devices in the DCD cluster are deactivated until they are all upgraded. During this time, data is not collected from the managed BIG-IP devices. Data collection resumes when all of the devices in the DCD cluster are upgraded and restarted.

Summary of tasks to upgrade BIG-IQ version 5.4 or 6.0 and a DCD cluster to version 6.0.1

To upgrade a BIG-IQ system and a DCD cluster from version 5.4 or 6.0 to version 6.0.1, perform these tasks.

Prepare to upgrade your BIG-IQ system.

  • Download the latest version of the BIG-IQ software image from the F5 Downloads site.
  • Upload the latest version of the BIG-IQ software image to the primary BIG-IQ.

Upgrade your system.

  • Upgrade the primary BIG-IQ and the DCD cluster to version 6.0.1.
  • Upload the latest version of the BIG-IQ software image to the secondary BIG-IQ.
  • Upgrade the secondary BIG-IQ to version 6.0.1.
  • Add the secondary BIG-IQ back to the primary BIG-IQ.

Complete your post-upgrade procedures.

  • Re-discover devices and re-import services.
  • Re-discover devices and re-import LTM, ASM, AFM, and DNS services
  • Upgrade applications to enable statistics visibility (relevant only to upgrades from BIG-IQ version 5.4)
  • For devices running APM services, re-import or remove and re-create access groups (with or without SWG data).