Bug ID 434713: BIG-IP VE - licensed bandwidth applies to application traffic.

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP MA-VE(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:

Opened: Oct 21, 2013

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K03532153


Licensed bandwidth limit applies to all traffic, including control plane traffic, rather than only to application traffic. As such, bandwidth exceeded messages might show up in the Virtual Edition (VE) log file when there is far less than that amount of application traffic.


Application packets may be dropped resulting in lower throughput.


This issue occurs when there is significant administrative traffic passing through the data plane interfaces, such as during a configuration synchronization operation.


This issue has no workaround at this time.

Fix Information

Licensed bandwidth limit now applies only to application traffic. Bandwidth exceeded messages in the Virtual Edition (VE) log file now portray application performance and not application plus administrative traffic overhead.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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