Bug ID 438622: SFP insertion or removal not detected on BIG-IP 800

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.1

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1 HF2

Opened: Nov 21, 2013
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K14883

Symptoms

When an SFP module is inserted into an SFP port on a BIG-IP 800 appliance, the SFP module is not detected, and the link is not established.

Impact

SFP insertion or removal is not detected, so link status is not updated accordingly. As a result, the link is not established after SFP insertion.

Conditions

This issue occurs only on the BIG-IP 800 appliance, when an SFP module is inserted or removed after the BIG-IP system has booted. Note that this issue does not occur on BIG-IP 800 appliances running any version of BIG-IP v11.4.0, or on any other BIG-IP platform.

Workaround

To work around this, after inserting or removing the SFP module, restart the bcmd56xxd daemon using the following command: bigstart restart bcmd56xxd

Fix Information

SFP insertion and removal events are detected automatically on BIG-IP 800 appliances.

Behavior Change