Started upgrading our F5 BigIPs from 11.6.1 to 12.1.2.  That went fine, but when installing the first hotfix, the drop-down menu to select the volumes once again turned up empty:

f5_image_volume_set_name_dropdown

Solution is install the hotfix via CLI:

(tmos)# bash
# ls /shared/images/*-HF*.iso
/shared/images/Hotfix-BIGIP-12.1.2.1.0.271-HF1.iso
# tmsh
(tmos)# install sys software hotfix Hotfix-BIGIP-12.1.2.1.0.271-HF1.iso volume HD1.1
(tmos)# show sys software status
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Sys::Software Status
Volume Product Version Build Active Status
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HD1.1 BIG-IP 12.1.2 0.0.249 no installing 10.000 pct
HD1.2 BIG-IP 11.6.1 2.0.338 no complete
HD1.3 BIG-IP 12.1.2 0.0.249 yes complete

 

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

 

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