Bug ID 1401569: Engineering Hotfix readme file refers to non-applicable "full_box_reboot" command

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AAM, AFM, APM, ASM, AVR, CGN, DNS, GTM, Install/Upgrade, LTM, PEM, TMOS, vCMP, WAM, WOM(all modules)

Opened: Nov 21, 2023

Severity: 3-Major


The readme file automatically produced for BIG-IP Engineering Hotfixes contains the following instructions: This hotfix may not be operational without a FULL system restart. To accomplish this, use the command: /usr/bin/full_box_reboot However, the full_box_reboot command is not part of the documented or recommended workflows for current BIG-IP versions.


The instructions in the Engineering Hotfix readme file may be confusing due to inconsistency with documented workflows for installing BIG-IP Engineering Hotfixes.


These instructions are contained in the .readme file that may accompany a BIG-IP Engineering Hotfix provided by F5 to resolve critical issues, under the terms and conditions of the F5 critical issue hotfix policy as described at: https://my.f5.com/manage/s/article/K4918


After the software installs and boots to the volume with installed software no further reboot is required.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips