By default a F5 BigIP-VE will only have one partition – HD1.1
A secondary partition will be needed to install any hotfixes, and it is not possible do this via GUI.
After uploading the software image via GUI, install it with the “create-partition” option via CLI:
admin@(bigip-ve)(cfg-sync Standalone)(Active)(/Common)(tmos)# install sys software image BIGIP-188.8.131.52.0.249.iso volume HD1.2 create-volume
The secondary partition, HD1.2, has now been created: