Bug ID 519415: apm network access tunnel ephemeral listeners ignore irules (related-rules from main virtual )

Last Modified: Jan 06, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM(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, 11.5.10, 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, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.4.1 HF9

Opened: Apr 22, 2015
Severity: 3-Major


If you want to change timeout values for server-side initiated flows inside Network Access tunnels, ephemeral listeners ignore irules. There seems to be a workaround for this through tmsh (not ui) by attaching iRules (related-rules) to main virtual that gets run on ephemeral listeners. (These ephemeral listeners are created by Network Access tunnels for lease-pool IPs.) The command for this is (for example): tmsh modify ltm virtual vs_dtls related-rules { idle_time } The problem here was APM Network Access used to ignore the related-rules on main virtual and the rules weren't triggered.


Related rules on main virtual are not applied to ephmeral listeners; (these ephemeral listeners are created by Network Access tunnels for lease-pool IPs).


APM Network access use case.



Fix Information

iRules get executed on Ephemeral listeners.

Behavior Change