Bug ID 539648: Disabled db var Watchdog.State prevents vCMP guest activation.

Last Modified: Mar 17, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP vCMP(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,,,

Opened: Aug 13, 2015
Severity: 4-Minor
Related AskF5 Article:


If a vCMP guest user disables the watchdog using the db variable Watchdog.State, then the vCMP guest does not reach a running state as reported by the vCMP host.


vCMP guest fails to be operational.


This occurs when the user sets sys db Watchdog.State value disable.


Do not change the Watchdog.State db variable. The vCMP host requires the watchdog to monitor the guest health.

Fix Information


Behavior Change