Bug ID 528881: NAT names with spaces in them do not upgrade properly

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.4

Opened: Jun 19, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K17182

Symptoms

When upgrading to an affected version, if a NAT has a name with spaces in it, the upgraded configuration does not load.

Impact

The configuration does not load on the upgraded system.

Conditions

The BIG-IP system must be configured with NATs that have spaces in their names. When an upgrade is performed to 11.5.0 through 11.5.3 or to 11.6.0 this can be triggered.

Workaround

Remove spaces in NAT names before upgrading. Specifically: the initial letter must be a letter, underscore ( _ ), or forward slash ( / ), and subsequent characters may be letters, numbers, periods ( . ), hyphens ( - ), underscores ( _ ), or forward slashes ( / ).

Fix Information

NAT names with spaces in them now upgrade properly.

Behavior Change