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

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP vCMP(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: Dec 06, 2014
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The hostagentd daemon is running when vCMP is not provisioned.

Impact

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.

Conditions

This issue occurs on all platforms that support vCMP.

Workaround

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