Bug ID 1188921: tcpdump not working after upgrade

Last Modified: Feb 08, 2024

Affected Product(s):
F5OS Velos(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
F5OS-A 1.3.0, F5OS-A 1.3.1, F5OS-A 1.3.2, F5OS-A 1.4.0, F5OS-A 1.5.0

Fixed In:
F5OS-A 1.7.0, F5OS-A 1.5.1

Opened: Nov 11, 2022

Severity: 1-Blocking


tcpdump fails with CLI error: errbuf ERROR:DMAA error, packets cannot be captured tcpdump: pcap_loop: DMAA error, packets cannot be captured Error logged: appliance-1 tcpdumpd-manager[8]: priority="Crit" version=1.0 msgid=0x5406000000000029 msg="DMAA socket failed:" comp="connect" errno=2.


tcpdumpd_manager will not be able to start and packets cannot be captured. tcpdumpd_manager will continue log this failure to the system log.


System upgrade has failed to properly update the configuration file, which is responsible for starting tcpdumpd_manager.



Fix Information

Improved tcpdumpd_manager start-up routine to check for line-dma-agent socket availability.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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