Bug ID 517580: OPT-0015 on 10000-series appliance may cause bcm56xxd restarts

Last Modified: Feb 13, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.4.1, 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, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.3 HF2

Opened: Apr 10, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K16787

Symptoms

Changing configuration (enable/disable/auto-negotiation) on copper SFPs on 10000-series appliance might cause an internal bus to hang. Symptoms are bcm56xxd process restarts, and the interfaces may show as unknown.

Impact

The bcm56xxd process restarts, and the interfaces may show as unknown.

Conditions

Only copper SFPs OPT-0015 on 10000-series appliances exhibit this problem.

Workaround

To work around this issue, follow these steps: 1) Force the system offline. 2) Reboot the system. 3) Release the system's offline status.

Fix Information

The bcm56xxd daemon detects a bus problem and resets the bus to recover communications with SFP transceivers.

Behavior Change