Bug ID 1022637: A partition other than /Common may fail to save the configuration to disk

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4, 13.1.1.5, 13.1.3, 13.1.3.1, 13.1.3.2, 13.1.3.3, 13.1.3.4, 13.1.3.5, 13.1.3.6, 13.1.4, 13.1.4.1, 14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1

Fixed In:
17.0.0, 16.1.2.2, 15.1.5, 14.1.4.6, 13.1.5

Opened: Jun 01, 2021

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

A mismatch between the running-configuration (i.e. what is returned by "tmsh list ...") and the saved-configuration (i.e. what is stored in the flat configuration files) for a partition other than /Common, despite a "tmsh save config" operation was just performed (either by the user or as a result of a config-sync).

Impact

Should a BIG-IP Administrator notice the mismatch, the only immediate impact is confusion as to why the config save operation was not effective. However, as the flat config files are now out-of-date, performing a config load operation on a unit in this state will resurrect old configuration objects that had been previously deleted. On an Active unit, this may affect traffic handling. On a redundant pair, there is the risk that the resurrected objects may make it to the Active unit after a future config-sync operation.

Conditions

- One or more partitions other than /Common exist on the system. - One or more of said partitions have no more configuration objects defined in them (i.e. are empty). - A config save operation similar to "tmsh save sys config partitions { Common part1 [...] }" occurs, either manually initiated by an Administrator or as a result of a config-sync operation (in which case the device-group must be configured for manual synchronization).

Workaround

If you notice the mismatch, you can resolve it by performing a config save operation for all partitions (i.e. "tmsh save sys config").

Fix Information

Non /Common partitions now get saved to disk as intended.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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