Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022
Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, 12.1.4, 18.104.22.168, 12.1.5, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 12.1.6
Opened: Apr 23, 2014 Severity: 4-Minor
When a BIG-IP system is running spanning tree protocol and receives BPDUs from another device containing a worse root path cost, it may not honor the hold timer value on the BPDUs received, and consequently it will send BPDUs at a faster rate than requested.
Spanning Tree BPDUs sent out more frequently than they should.
Spanning tree is running and has a better root path cost than an adjacent switch that has a lower transmit hold count than what is configured on the BIG-IP system.
Set the transmit hold count on the BIG-IP system to be the same as all other devices on the network that are participating in spanning tree.