Bug ID 1031025: Nitrox 3 FIPS: Upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x results in new .key.exp files for the FIPS keys created before upgrade.

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,

Opened: Jul 02, 2021
Severity: 3-Major


During upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x, New ".key.exp" export file is created for the FIPS keys present in the card.


The upgrade fails while loading the configuration.


This happens during the upgrade from v12.1.x to v14.1.x for the existing keys with ".key" extension to it in the label. It occurs only if the key is deleted/not present in the FIPS card (e.g. a faulty card), and BIG-IP has the configuration / metadata for the missing keys.


Delete the missing key's configuration from config file, then perform the upgrade.

Fix Information


Behavior Change