Bug ID 435490: APM client-policy host value cannot contain ( or ) during upgrade to 11.4.0

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.0, 11.4.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Oct 27, 2013

Severity: 2-Critical


When upgrading to 11.4.0, if a client policy has been created with a server host value that contains ( or ), upgrade will fail due to tightened validation. It will produce the following error in the ltm log: 01070734:3: Configuration error: In client-policy (<name>) host value (<value>) is invalid. Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.


Upgrade will not succeed if the conditions above are met.


A client-policy host value contains a '(' or ')' character.


Edit the /config/bigpipe/bigip.conf file, locate the offending client-policy host value and remove any ( or ) characters. Save the file and then run bigpipe daol to finish the upgrade process.

Fix Information

Validation was loosened to accommodate the originally accepted characters for the host property.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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