Bug ID 1022741: Restoring config saved with different portgroup mode than what is running leaves interfaces without a hardware MAC address.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
F5OS Velos(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4

Fixed In:

Opened: Jun 02, 2021
Severity: 3-Major


Restoring configuration file saved with different portgroup mode(s) than the running configuration leaves interfaces without a hardware MAC address.


The lack of hw-mac-address per interface impacts the overall functionality of L2 protocols (e.g. LACP members cannot become operationally UP because LACP BPDUs exchange require port hw-mac-address).


The issue occurs when the user does a restore of a backup file which has portgroup mode configuration different than what is currently running on the box.


On a chassis after backup/restore with different portgroup modes, follow the steps to address the issue: - change the portgroup modes of the impacted blades to default MODE_100GB - commit and allow blade(s) to reboot - verify the blade ports are now matching the 100GB mode - restore the portgroup mode of the impacted blades to desired mode (matching what is in the backup file) - commit and allow blade(s) to reboot - verify the ports are published to match the desired mode and the state contains hw-mac-address (issue command: show interfaces interface ethernet state hw-mac-address) - reapply the configuration that references the interfaces (e.g. add back interface members into the LACP LAG)

Fix Information

Restoring configuration files now works when the restored configuration has different portgroup modes.

Behavior Change