Bug ID 558053: Pool's 'active_member_cnt' attribute may not be updated as expected.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(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, 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, 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:
13.0.0, 11.6.1

Opened: Nov 13, 2015
Severity: 5-Cosmetic

Symptoms

If a pool has no associated monitors, new pool members added to the pool do not increment the active_member_cnt even if traffic will be passed to it. In other cases, for FQDN pool members, the active_member_cnt does not update in user-down scenarios, or other state transitions.

Impact

Although this does not impact load balancing and is not visible in the GUI or tmsh, it is exposed as a consumable attribute in iRules, which can impact your scripts.

Conditions

1) Configure a pool without a monitor, and make use of an iRule that attempts to use the 'active_member_cnt' attribute. 2) Configure a pool with FQDN nodes and change the state to user-down, and check the active_member_cnt via an iRule or GUIshell.

Workaround

member_count returns total members with no status information.

Fix Information

Pool's 'active_member_cnt' attribute is now updated as expected, even for pools that have no assigned monitors.

Behavior Change