Bug ID 556417: GUI and tmsh Interfaces May be Unresponsive While Loading Huge Firewall Rule Configuration

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AFM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3

Opened: Nov 05, 2015

Severity: 3-Major


Users may face slow response times or in some cases unresponsive interfaces (GUI, tmsh, etc.).


All releases until 12.1.0 except all new hotfixes that are currently in the pipeline (01/06/2016)


The problem exacerbates if the system has a big firewall rule configuration. Especially complex configuration which involve rule-lists, address-lists, etc. may cause additional delays or cause unresponsive behavior.


GUI no longer allows expand all option for rule-lists when the total count of rules exceeds a pre-determined threshold.

Fix Information

The data processing mechanism used for displaying firewall rules has been changed for optimization. New set of GUI optimizations have been implemented.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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