Bug ID 429011: No support for external link down time on network failover

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.4, 11.4.1 HF9

Opened: Aug 27, 2013
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K15554

Symptoms

For switch based platforms, the bcm56xxd daemon monitors the active/standby state using the failover.bigipunitmask DB variable and if this indicates a transition from Active to Standby, it downs external links and starts a timer for re-enabling the links after a customer-specified delay as per the failover.standby.linkdowntime DB variable.

Impact

No support for external link down time on network failover.

Conditions

This occurs on BIG-IP 2000 series and 4000 series platforms.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

External link down time on network failover is now supported on BIG-IP 2000 series and 4000 series platforms. You can find the Link Down Time on Failover option in the GUI under Device Management :: Device Groups :: [device_group_name] :: Failover.

Behavior Change