Bug ID 432900: APM configurations can fail to load on newly-installed systems

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM, Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1 HF1, 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, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.5.3, 11.4.1 HF9

Opened: Oct 04, 2013

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K15744


APM upgrades fail if the /shared/apm directory is not present before you load the configuration. APM writes a configuration loading error to the /var/log/ltm file with content similar to this: Oct 25 08:42:11 localhost notice mcpd[6311]: 0107165d:5: copy_file: EPSEC::In copy_file - src (/config/filestore/files_d/Common_d/epsec_package_d/:Common:EPSEC:Images:epsec-1.0.0-160.0.iso_14866_1) dst (/shared/apm/images/epsec-1.0.0-160.0.iso) Oct 25 08:42:11 localhost notice mcpd[6311]: 0107165d:5: copy_file: Failed in file copy errno=(No such file or directory) .... 01071558:3: EPSEC - File Copy to /shared location failed Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.


After booting into an upgraded system, the configuration will fail to load. A load failure can also be observed when manually loading a UCS file.


If the system is fresh from manufacturing or has had a recent formatting installation, it is vulnerable to this upgrade defect. The failure is only observed if the configuration being applied contains elements of APM.


Create the directory /shared/apm and try to load the configuration again.

Fix Information

Releases with this fix will load the configuration properly. There is no need for users to first create the /shared/apm directory.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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