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

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:

Fixed In:
11.5.0, 11.4.1 HF2

Opened: Nov 21, 2013

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K14883


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.


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.


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.


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

Guides & references

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