Manual Chapter : Overview of the Logging Node Upgrade Without Restoring Data

Applies To:

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0
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Which upgrade workflow should I use?

There are two workflows you can follow to upgrade your BIG-IQ® Logging Node cluster. Before you start the upgrade process, decide which workflow is appropriate for you.

  • If you just want to upgrade and do not care about your the data, use this workflow.
  • To preserve the data collected with the current version of your BIG-IQ Logging Node, use F5® BIG-IQ® Centralized Management: Upgrading Logging Nodes to Version 5.2 While Preserving Existing Data.

How do I upgrade my Logging Node cluster to version 5.2 if I do not want to restore my data?

A Logging Node cluster is made up of all of your Logging Nodes, the BIG-IQ® that you use to manage them, and any BIG-IQ peer devices. If you use a Logging Node cluster to store and manage your alerts and events, there are additional steps in the upgrade process.

Important: In version 5.2, the name of the device referred to in version 5.1 as a Logging Node is changed. As the diagram shows, after the upgrade, the device is referred to as a Data Collection Device or DCD.

The diagram illustrates the process workflow.

Logging Node upgrade workflow