Bug ID 494978: The hostagentd daemon should not be running in non-vcmp mode.

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.5.1 HF1, 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, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 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, 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, 11.6.0 HF5

Opened: Dec 06, 2014

Severity: 3-Major


The hostagentd daemon is running when vCMP is not provisioned.


In non-vCMP mode, hostagentd is an unnecessary system process. It may use a small amount of memory and cpu but does not otherwise impact system performance or traffic passing.


This issue occurs on all platforms that support vCMP.


Hostagentd may be disabled by issuing 'bigstart disable hostagentd' on all blades of a chassis or on an appliance system.

Fix Information

The hostagentd daemon is no longer started when the BIG-IP system is not provisioned for vCMP.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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