Bug ID 459123: Non-helpful error messages in name validation

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.2 HF1

Fixed In:
11.6.0, 11.5.1 HF5

Opened: Apr 25, 2014

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K15842


When an application service created using F5 provided template with the name including spaces, error message provided is not descriptive. It is because syntax validation of tmsh:cd command in the template occurs before application service name validation(This happens at checkpoint validation)


User will not see friendly error message when an application service is created with name having spaces using f5 provided template.


Using spaces in the application service name.


Workaround is not to use space in the application service name when using our templates.

Fix Information

Updated name validation to throw an error when invalid characters are included in the name.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips