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

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.1.0

Opened: Oct 21, 2013
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K03532153

Symptoms

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.

Impact

Application packets may be dropped resulting in lower throughput.

Conditions

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

Workaround

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