Bug ID 421210: FIPS key mismatch

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP EM, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1 HF9, 11.3.0 HF9, 11.2.1 HF11

Opened: May 15, 2013
Severity: 2-Critical
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If, from the command line, you run the commands 'tmsh show sys crypto fips' and 'tmsh show sys crypto key', you see a FIPS key handle mismatch in the output of these commands.


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This can occur when you use FIPS keys on two 6900 or 8900 platforms configured as an HA pair and also manage the devices by EM.


Remove the device from EM management.

Fix Information

Using Enterprise Manager to manage HA pairs with FIPS no longer causes key handle mismatches.

Behavior Change