Often with the Bigip-VEs, installing an image or hotfix via the GUI will be impossible because the volume drop-down menu is empty:


The workaround is to instead install the image via CLI with the “create-volume” option:

(tmos)# bash
# ls /shared/images/*.iso
# tmsh
(tmos)# install sys software image BIGIP- volume HD1.2 create-volume
(tmos)# show sys software status
Sys::Software Status
Volume Product Version Build Active Status
HD1.1    BIG-IP  0.0.1     yes               complete
HD1.2    BIG-IP  0.0.4      no  installing 10.000 pct


At this point you can go back to GUI, watch the installation complete, and boot to that volume.