Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS
Known Affected Versions:
22.214.171.124, 17.0.0, 126.96.36.199, 16.1.3, 188.8.131.52
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.
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 v184.108.40.206 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.