Bug ID 435044: Erroneous 'FIPS open failed' error on platforms without FIPS hardware

Last Modified: Dec 15, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.5.10, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.3

Opened: Oct 23, 2013
Severity: 5-Cosmetic
Related AskF5 Article:
K22006218

Symptoms

The following error may be logged on BIG-IP platforms which do not contain a FIPS hardware device: date_and_time hostname err iControlPortal.cgi[30667]: Checking for FIPS card.. FIPS open failed.

Impact

This error message does not indicate a functional problem and should be ignored.

Conditions

This error occurs when the iControl get_certificate_bundle function is invoked on BIG-IP platforms that do not contain a FIPS hardware device. The F5 Enterprise Manager product makes frequent use the iControl get_certificate_bundle function.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

The following error is no longer logged erroneously on BIG-IP platforms which do not contain a FIPS hardware device: date_and_time hostname err iControlPortal.cgi[30667]: Checking for FIPS card.. FIPS open failed.

Behavior Change