Install / Upgrade / Uninstall

The following information will assist in installing and uninstalling FAST on the BIG-IP.

Installation

Requirements:

1. Download the FAST extension RPM from FAST GitHub
  • Click the tags tab

  • Choose the most current version

  • Under the Assets section, click the .rpm file, downloading to a location accessible from the BIG-IP

  1. From the BIG-IP management GUI, install the extension by navigating to iApps > Package Management LX

  2. Click Import then select the RPM you downloaded

  3. Click Upload

Once the package is imported, f5-appsvcs-templates will appear in the list of installed extensions.

Note

On BIG-IP versions prior to 14.0, the iApps LX framework must be enabled before the Configuration utility is visible. To do this, run the following command on the BIG-IP: touch /var/config/rest/iapps/enable. This command only needs to be run once (per BIG-IP system). This is not necessary with BIG-IP 14.0 and later.

Upgrading FAST

When F5 releases a new version of FAST, use the same procedure you used to initially install the RPM. See the Installation instructions above.

Notes:

  • TMUI caches iApps LX GUIs and the cache needs to be cleared on FAST upgrades to get the GUI changes (i.e., use a cache-clearing refresh or reset depending on the browser)

  • FAST follows semantic versioning and all releases of FAST, and bundled template sets, are backward compatible with previous releases in the same major version

Uninstalling FAST

To completely uninstall, and remove, the “F5 Applications Services Templates” entry from the GUI, perform the following steps:

  1. iApps> Package Management LX select f5-appsvcs-templates, click Uninstall then Yes to confirm

  2. iApps> Application Services> Applications LX select F5 Applications Services Templates, click Undeploy

  3. iApps> Application Services> Applications LX select F5 Applications Services Templates, click Delete then Yes to confirm deletion

The result should be a Status of There are no applications listed.