Bug ID 544980: BIG-IP Virtual Edition may have minimal disk space for the /var software partition when deploying from the OVA file for the Better or Best license bundle.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

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, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 12.1.0, 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, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4, 12.1.4.1, 12.1.5, 12.1.5.1, 12.1.5.2, 12.1.5.3, 12.1.6

Fixed In:
11.6.0 HF6, 11.5.4

Opened: Sep 09, 2015
Severity: 1-Blocking
Related Article:
K17571

Symptoms

The size of /var volume is 500 MB instead of 3 GB for BETTER and BEST license bundles.

Impact

Not enough space in /var.

Conditions

BIG-IP VE BETTER and BEST vm_bundle images.

Workaround

In the current volume: 1. Modify global_attributes file. * The global_attributes file is located at /shared/.tmi_config, so modify global_attributes file by using vi command. From: {"TMI_VOLUME_FIX_VAR_MIB":"500","TMI_VOLUME_FIX_CONFIG_MIB":"500"} To: {"TMI_VOLUME_FIX_VAR_MIB":"3000","TMI_VOLUME_FIX_CONFIG_MIB":"500"} 2. Install version. 3. Modify global_attributes file to back original value. 4. Switchboot to newly installed volume. 5. To change /var to 3 GB and from tmsh, run the following command: modify /sys disk directory /var new-size 3145728 6. Reboot.

Fix Information

BIG-IP Virtual Edition now has 3GB of disk space for the /var software partition when deploying from OVA for the Better or Best license bundle

Behavior Change