Bug ID 1113549: System boots into an inoperative state after installing engineering hotfix with FIPS140-2/140-3 License

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:, 17.0.0,, 16.1.3,

Fixed In:

Opened: Jun 10, 2022

Severity: 2-Critical


The BIG-IP system persistently starts up in an inoperative state after installing an engineering hotfix with a console error similar to: *** FIPS or Common Criteria power-up self-test failure. *** This system has been placed in an error state. *** To recover return to the grub menu and select another volume *** or reinstall the system. *** *** On many devices pressing the escape key followed by the ( *** key will bring up a menu which allows the system to be restarted. Power-up self-test failures: <number> Unmounting file systems System halting.


You are unable to boot the BIG-IP system into an operational state after applying an engineering hotfix, and you are required to boot to a known good volume. For more information, see K52534643: Overview of the Platform FIPS BIG-IP system :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52534643


- First boot after installing an engineering hotfix. - FIPS 140-2 or FIPS140-3 license.



Fix Information

The BIG-IP system successfully boots after installing an engineering hotfix on a system with a FIPS 140-2 or FIPS140-3 license. For a complete solution for BIG-IP software v16.1.3.1 and later v16.1.x releases, you must also have the additional fix described in ID 1137037 https://cdn.f5.com/product/bugtracker/ID1137037.html.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips