Last Modified: Feb 13, 2019
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Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3
Opened: Oct 06, 2015
Related AskF5 Article: K17463
The BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) may fail to load the default configuration on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. As a result of this issue, you may encounter one or more of the following symptoms: The BIG-IP VE system fails to load the default configuration and reports an error message similar to the following example: Loading configuration... /defaults/defaults.scf Syntax Error:(/defaults/defaults.scf at line: 97) "description" may not be specified more than once
Cannot reset system configuration defaults.
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met: -- The BIG-IP VE system is deployed on the Microsoft Azure cloud service. -- You attempt to reset the BIG-IP VE to the default configuration using the tmsh load sys config default command.
Delete the VE instance in Azure, and then start a new instance. Move the license registration key to the new instance. Important: F5 Support must release the license (called an 'allow move') to enable license provisioning on the new VE instance.
The BIG-IP Virtual Edition now successfully loads the default configuration on the Microsoft Azure cloud service.