Bug ID 530922: The datasync-global-dg device-group can no longer be set to auto-sync

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4

Fixed In:
12.0.0

Opened: Jul 01, 2015
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The datasync-global-dg device-group is automatically created and maintained by the system when either ASM or FPS are provisioned. This device-group is created as a manually-synced device-group. Changing this device-group to auto-sync may cause devices to become offline for several minutes during an auto-sync, so we no longer allow this device-group to be set to auto-sync. Changing this device-group to auto-sync will silently be ignored. Also, upgrading from previous releases in which this device-group was set to auto-sync will be automatically be changed to manual-sync.

Impact

Setting the datasync-global-dg device-group to auto-sync may cause devices to become offline for several minutes during an auto-sync.

Conditions

ASM or FPS are provisioned and the datasync-global-dg is set to auto-sync enabled and the software is upgraded from 11.6.0 to a higher version.

Workaround

Do not change the datasync-global-dg device-group to auto-sync enabled. If it is already set to auto-sync, changing it back to auto-sync disabled prevents this issue from happening.

Fix Information

The automatically created device-group 'datasync-global-dg' no longer can be set to auto-sync enabled.

Behavior Change