Bug ID 571635: VIPRION B2100 or B2150 blade Optic OPT-0016-00 is ON during BIG-IP system boot sequence causing errors with connected equipment

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 11.0.0, 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, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.6.1 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, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.1.0, 11.2.0, 11.2.1, 11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 11.6.4, 11.6.5, 11.6.5.1, 11.6.5.2, 11.6.5.3, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:
12.1.0

Opened: Feb 03, 2016

Severity: 2-Critical

Related Article: K12010393

Symptoms

When a VIPRION B2100 or B2150 blade boots, there is a brief window during which the transmitter on the optics module is enabled, but the accompanying initialization of the Broadcom switch has not yet occurred. during this window (~20 seconds) random data may be transmitted which may be reported as errors by the link partner.

Impact

This has a minor impact. In most cases link is functional after the system fully initializes, although error counts may show up on the link partner.

Conditions

VIPRION B2100 or B2150 blade is powered or rebooted or when the user performs a 'bigstart restart'.

Workaround

If link fails to come up, attempt "bigstart restart bcm56xxd" to restart the Broadcom daemon. However, this will have no impact on errors seen by peer equipment. You can determine the type of hardware using the command: tmsh show sys hardware. 'Type' is A109 for VIPRION B2100 blades and A113 for VIPRION B2150 blades.

Fix Information

The link partner connected to a VIPRION B2100 or B2150 blade via an OPT-0016-002 optics module no longer registers link error counts when the VIPRION B2100 or B2150 blade reboots.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips