Bug ID 1065549: BIG-IP does not fail gracefully when a TX error is detected in the kernel ixgbevf driver.

Last Modified: Sep 14, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,,,

Opened: Dec 02, 2021

Severity: 3-Major


The BIG-IP can get into an endless loop when a transmission error is detected in the kernel ixgbevf driver.


The BIG-IP system will not process traffic and will need to be restarted. This could result in a failover or outage.


A BIG-IP Virtual Edition system is using the ixvf driver.


Use the sock driver. See K10142141: Configure the BIG-IP VE system to use the SOCK network driver, available at https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K10142141.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips