This KB Article provides a summary of Frequently Asked Questions for Layer 7 API Gateway Customers related to the release of Layer 7 API Gateway 11
Quick Info: There are more details in main FAQ sections below
Layer 7 API Gateway 9.x, 10.x, 11.x
When was Layer 7 API Gateway 11 released?
Layer 7 API Gateway 11 was released on Monday January 30th and the announcement can be seen here:
See the Layer 7 API Gateway 11 Release Notes Here:
When are the End-Of-Life Dates for Layer 7 API Gateway 10.0 and 10.1?
All Layer 7 API Gateway 10.0 Form Factors have an End-Of-Life date of March 31st 2023. The EOL announcement can be seen here:
All Layer 7 API Gateway 10.1 Form Factors have an End-Of-Life date of June 30th 2024. The EOL announcement can be seen here:
I would like to upgrade from Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 OVA Appliance to Gateway 11 OVA Appliance. How can I do this?
Since the Layer 7 Gateway 11 OVA Appliance is a based on a new Debian OS OVA Appliance there is no in-place upgrade path for customers running the Gateway 10 or 10.1 Appliance Form factor. The upgrade from the Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 OVA Appliance Form Factor to the Gateway 11 OVA Appliance can be done with the Manual Expedited Upgrade Procedure which can be seen from this page:
The Gateway 10.0 and 10.1 Appliance upgrade to Gateway 11 is similar to how customers upgraded from Gateway 9.x to Gateway 10.x
Gateway 11 Upgrade main upgrade landing page
Gateway 11 Manual Expedited Appliance Upgrade
Is there an In-place upgrade path for my Layer 7 Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 Gateway Appliances?
There is no in-place upgrade path for upgrading the Gateway 10.1 or 10.1 OVA Appliance to the Gateway 11 OVA Appliance. Gateway 11 is based on a new Debian OS platform and as such a migration to the new Gateway 11 OVA is mandatory for customers running the Gateway 10.0 and 10.1 OVA Appliance. This migration process is similar to what users did when migrating from Gateway 9.x OVA Appliance to Gateway 10.0 OVA Appliance.
Where can I get a Layer 7 Gateway 11 OVA Appliance
To get access to the Gateway 11 OVA Appliance and related files login to your Support Download Portal @ https://support.broadcom.com/group/ecx/downloads?
Choose the API Gateway selection:
Choose the API Gateway entitlement that you see in your view and choose the Gateway 11 link
The Gateway 11 Debian OVA Appliance file is:
The Gateway 11 Policy Manager file is:
I am running the CA Layer 7 API Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 Software Form Factor on my own CentOS or RedHat Appliance. Can I upgrade to Gateway 11 Software Form Factor?
If you are running the Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 Software Form Factor on CentOS or RedHat you can do an in-place upgrade using the standard upgrade patching procedure detailed here:
You can find the Gateway 11 Software update files from the Broadcom Download Portal https://support.broadcom.com/group/ecx/downloads? using the same general steps as seen above for the Gateway 11 OVA Appliance download:
The file you will need to upgrade the Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 Software Form Factor to the Gateway 11 Software Form Factor is:
The Gateway 11 Policy Manager file is:
Can I install the Gateway 11 Software Form Factor on a Debian OS install?
No. The Debian OS Platform is for the Gateway 11 OVA Appliance Form Factor only. The Gateway 11 Software Form Factor install still supports RedHat 7 and 8 and CentOS 7. See the full Software Gateway 11 specifications here:
I am running Layer 7 API Gateway 9.x. Can I upgrade directly to Layer 7 API Gateway 11?
No currently you must first upgrade from Layer 7 API Gateway 9.x to Layer 7 API Gateway 10.0 or 10.1 before upgrading to Layer 7 API Gateway 11. There is no direct upgrade path from Layer 7 API Gateway 9.x to Layer 7 API Gateway 11.x.
Where can I get a License for Gateway 11?
To obtain a License for Gateway 11 please use the following webform
In the Request Field please choose CA Licensing. Your Licensing request will be forwarded to the licensing group and addressed accordingly.