Bug ID 481603: The '-i' option of tmidiag is not available

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.4, 11.0.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 11.6.5, 11.6.5.1, 11.6.5.2, 11.6.5.3, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:
12.0.0

Opened: Sep 29, 2014

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K17345

Symptoms

The '-i' option of the tmidiag utility are typically used to make sure that all formatting has been removed from a storage device. The option was not available in pre-12.0.0 versions.

Impact

Potential issue during RMA, where the function appears to be available when it is not.

Conditions

Any system with bays for removable media.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

In this release, the diagnostic single-disk initialization function '-i' option of the tmidiag utility has been restored. The option was originally removed because initialization is fully handled automatically by the system now. However, the command line help text was not removed. In any case, there is no danger in initializing a disk, even if the system has already done so. This routine has protection against initialization of any disk that is in use by TMOS.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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