Bug ID 562044: Statistics slow_merge option does not work

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2018

Bug Tracker

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, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 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, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0, 12.0.0 HF3, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2

Opened: Dec 08, 2015
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K80886243

Symptoms

When the statistics DB variable option 'merged.method' is set to 'slow_merge' then the merging of statistics stops working. This causes statistics to no longer appear to be updated.

Impact

Statistics no longer appear to be updated.

Conditions

The DB variable 'merged.method' is set to 'slow_merge'.

Workaround

1) Set "merged.method" to "fast_merge" which is the default. -or- 2) Create the /var/tmstat/cluster directory using mkdir. Please note the directory must be created on every blade in a chassis. Additionally, this directory needs to be re-created after reboots, so something like "/bin/mkdir /var/tmstat/cluster" should be added to "/config/startup"

Fix Information

Statistics are now updated as expected when the statistics DB variable option 'merged.method' is set to 'slow_merge'.

Behavior Change