Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022
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BIG-IP ASM, LTM
Known Affected Versions:
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
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.4, 11.5.3 HF2
Opened: May 12, 2015
After restarting, it is normal for the system to remain in some state other than "Green/Active" for a few minutes while the system daemons complete their initialization. During this time the following advanced shell command may produce one or more lines of output: # bigstart status | grep waiting However, if this condition persists for more than five minutes after access to the root shell via the management interface is available, then you may be experiencing this defect.
As long as the system remains in the INOPERATIVE state, neither LTM nor ASM will function.
BIG-IP versions 11.5.x, 11.6.x or 12.0.x that have received the fix for bug 502443 but *not* 522784, may experience this issue. There are no officially supported BIG-IP releases that have this condition.
In order to work around this problem, de-provision ASM.
Resolves a deadlock at startup, when LTM and ASM are provisioned, that may occur as a result of the fix for 502443.