Bug ID 505071: Delete and create of the same object can cause secondary blades' mcpd processes to restart.

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.0, 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

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0, 11.6.1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.4.1 HF9, 11.2.1 HF16

Opened: Feb 05, 2015
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:
K17549

Symptoms

A single transaction containing both a delete and a create of the same object can, for certain types of objects, cause the secondary blades' mcpd processes to restart because of validation failure. The validation error appears similar to the following: 01020036:3: The requested object type (object name) was not found.

Impact

mcpd restarts on every secondary blade, causing most other system services to restart as well. This might result in a temporary loss of traffic on all secondary blades. After mcpd restarts, the new configuration is accepted and the system returns to normal operation.

Conditions

This has been seen to occur when an APM policy agent logon page is modified, and the error reports that its customization group cannot be found. In BIG-IP v11.6.0 HF6 and BIG-IP v11.5.4 and BIG-IP v11.5.4 HF1, this can also occur when an iApp creates a virtual server.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

For certain types of objects, an incorrect message was sent to the secondary blades' mcpd processes if an object of that type was deleted and then recreated within a single transaction. This caused mcpd to restart on every secondary blade. The correct message is now sent, even for this type of object.

Behavior Change