Bug ID 539093: VE shows INOPERATIVE status until at least one VLAN is configured and attached to an interface.

Last Modified: Mar 17, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP VE(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,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.3

Opened: Aug 11, 2015
Severity: 1-Blocking
Related AskF5 Article:


Virtual Edition (VE) deployed with 1 CPU only shows INOPERATIVE status until at least one VLAN is both configured and attached to an interface.


In the CLI, device remains in INOPERATIVE state, but shows ACTIVE in the GUI. This might cause unneeded delay trying to rectify what appears to be a license issue when there is none.


Install the BIG-IP Virtual Edition software on a VM with 1 CPU (1 CPU/2048 MB RAM option available in OVA) and license, but do not create any VLANs (or create VLANs, but do not attach them to an interface).


To work around this, configure at least one VLAN and attach it to an interface.

Fix Information


Behavior Change