Last Modified: Oct 24, 2023
Known Affected Versions:
15.1.4, 22.214.171.124, 15.1.5, 126.96.36.199, 15.1.6, 16.1.2, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 16.1.3, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 16.1.4, 184.108.40.206
Opened: Jan 06, 2022 Severity: 3-Major
Virtual Edition (VE) Rate limit counts packets that are not intended for BIG-IP.
If you do not have an unlimited license for a Virtual Edition device, you cannot use VLAN tags or MAC Masquerading without a greatly increased risk of running out of licensed bandwidth. Even if you are not using any service, BIG-IP counts all traffic seen on the interface against the license. Due to VMWare's switch design you have to expose the device to all of the traffic to use those two features.
-- Rate-limited license in BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) -- Promiscuous mode is enabled