Bug ID 490171: Cannot add FQDN node if management route is not configured

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF5

Opened: Nov 12, 2014
Severity: 4-Minor
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Upon trying to create a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) node without the management route configured, an error is displayed: 01070734:3: Configuration error: Please configure a default gateway.


User must configure a management route - even if they otherwise do not need one or have one configured.


A basic LTM configuration with DNS lookup server setup


Create a temporary management-route default gateway in order to add nodes using their FQDN: 1) tmsh create sys management-route default gateway == create default management-route. 2) tmsh create ltm node mydomain.com fqdn { name mydomain.com } == create FQDN node. 3) tmsh delete sys management-route default == remove default management-route.

Fix Information

It is no longer required that a default management route is setup in order to add nodes via their FQDN.

Behavior Change