Bug ID 490414: /shared/vmisolinks present on systems running versions where block-devices are not present

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.0.0, 11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 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, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 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: 3-Major

Symptoms

/shared/vmisolinks is not removed from vCMP hosts when booting into builds that do not support block-device-image and block-device-hotfix vcmp installations.

Impact

/shared/vmisolinks is present and takes up space. /shared can artificially fill up and cause warnings.

Conditions

This occurs in 11.6.0 or later with vCMP provisioned. In pre-11.6.0 versions, vCMP does not have to be provisioned.

Workaround

/shared/vmisolinks can be safely removed from older versions with the following command sequence: -- 'clsh rm -rf /shared/vmisolinks'. -- 'clsh ls -al /shared/vmisolinks'. After removing the /shared/vmisolinks directory from each cluster member or the appliance as a vCMP host, the space warnings related to /shared/vmisolinks will cease.

Fix Information

/shared/vmisolinks is now properly cleaned up upon system startup.

Behavior Change