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Kemp LoadMaster Firmware Upgrade Path

This article describes the mandatory Firmware Upgrade Path that needs to be followed to ensure a successful upgrade of your Kemp LoadMaster. 


Upgrading from 4.3.x and lower

  1. Contact Kemp Support for firmware release.


Upgrading from 5.0.x or 5.1.x

  1. Upgrade to 5.1-74. Reboot your LoadMaster.
  2. Upgrade to 6.0-42. Reboot your LoadMaster.
  3. Upgrade to 7.0-10i Reboot your Loadmaster
  4. Upgrade to 7.2.48.3 Reboot your Loadmaster.
  5. Upgrade to the latest 7.2.x. Reboot your LoadMaster.

 

Upgrading from 6.0.x

  1. Upgrade to 6.0-42. Reboot your LoadMaster.
  2. Upgrade to 7.0-10i Reboot your Loadmaster
  3. Upgrade to 7.2.48.3 Reboot your Loadmaster.
  4. Upgrade to the latest 7.2.x. Reboot your LoadMaster.

 

Upgrading from 7.0.x or 7.1.x

  1. If firmware 7.0.2 to 7.0.10 Upgrade to 7.0-10i Reboot your Loadmaster

Upgrading from 7.1.x 

  1. If firmware 7.0.x to 7.1.x Upgrade to 7.2.48.3 Reboot your Loadmaster.

Upgrading from 7.2.x

  1. Upgrade to the latest 7.2.x. Reboot your LoadMaster.

 

Note to users who are on firmware versions before 7.2.51.0 / 7.2.48.3 and are using the XML verification feature in the LoadMaster UI. The following upgrade path must be used.

Upgrade path:

  1. Patch to 7.2.51.0 / 7.2.48.3 (using the pre7.2.51.0 XML file)
  2. Patch to the latest GA/LTS versions of 7.2.53.0 / 7.2.48.4  (and above) using the single XML file provided with those releases.

You can download the firmware patch for 7.2.51 here

And you can download firmware patch for  7.2.48.3 here

 

Release notes are available for all versions of firmware.


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Rick Rowe

release notes link above does not work..

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jsteel

I had an issue from upgrading from 6.0-42 to 7.1-28b where I was stuck on the EULA screen. I had to rollback so upgrade to 7.0 first instead!

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James Rago -- K360 Technical Product Manager

We identified that the upgrade path for versions prior to 7.0-10 will need to first upgrade to 7.0-10 before moving forward to subsequent releases.

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peter.schmidt

Link for 7.2.x upgrade does not work.

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michal.reiter

I see KEMP rolled back 7.2.x and discourages the use...

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astafford

Why isn't this document maintained with each firmware release? The links to 7.1.35.3 are dead links, and I have to make the assumption that the new upgrade path for 7.2.x is via 7.1.35.4.

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carrie

"Upgrade to latest 7.2.x" link does not work.

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Justin Federico

"Upgrade to latest 7.2.x" links have been corrected.

Thank you carrie!

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Christian Hügel

"If firmware 7.0.x to 7.1.x Upgrade to 7.1.35.5 Reboot your Loadmaster."

Linkt to 7.1.35.5 dead

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Per N Christensen

yes the links are dead, allmost all of them!

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Per N Christensen

Hi Christian Hügel i Got the link, by fifling around with their link structure:

http://downloads.kemptechnologies.com/patches/version_7.1/7.1.35.5/7.1.35.5.patch.64.bin

BR

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Justin Federico

The links on this page have been updated/corrected and tested as working. Our apologies for any inconvenience/confusion.

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Nick Piacentine

This needs to be removed from the "related articles" on the current firmware update page.  I was hoping for the steps to do the upgrade and found content that hasn't been updated in 5 years.

Also, changing the "Edited" timestamp to be the last time someone viewed the page is deceptive.

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Nick Smylie

Hi Nick Piacentine

The article itself is for an upgrade path and has been updated recently.  The content is still relevant if coming from old firmware.  

I see you also opened up a ticket referring to the article below:

https://support.kemptechnologies.com/hc/en-us/articles/202384547-How-to-update-the-Kemp-LoadMaster-Firmware

Is this what you were referring to being out dated?  There was a broken link on the second line which I just fixed.  I will see if we can put this on product download page as well for future use.

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Synlab Rechenzentrum

Dear Everyone,

If currently this was my LMOS 7.2.42.0.16189.RELEASE.20180329-1938 is it fine to directly upgrade to 7.2.55 latest LMOS firmware?

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Nick Smylie

Hi Synlab Rechenzentrum

Yes you can go directly to 7.2.55.

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