Bug ID 684218: vADC 'live-install' Downgrade from v13.1.0 is not possible

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Sep 19, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


vADC v13.1.0 has a new storage format that is incompatible with earlier versions. It should be possible to use the '--format' option of 'image2disk' to downgrade a v13.1.0 vADC system, but it is not.


request is not allowed. no changes are made.


Running v13.1.0, attempt software downgrade to 11.5.4, for example: image2disk --format=volumes --nosaveconfig 11.5.4


deploy a new 11.5.4 software image via the hypervisor environment

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

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