Bug ID 573750: New option to re-schedule datasync background tasks

Last Modified: May 01, 2019

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(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, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 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,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Feb 15, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


The datasync framework runs tasks in the background for use by the data plane. This is currently obfuscation of JavaScript for ASM and FPS, and generation of RSA keys for FPS. This happens during several hours every day in a low priority process.


There is currently no simple way to reschedule these background tasks.


The process starts every day at the same time, according to the time in which ASM or FPS were first provisioned. The time persists across upgrades, and is synced in the trust domain using the datasync-global-dg device-group.


There is no workaround at this time.

Fix Information

There is now a simple method to reschedule the daily start time of the Datasync Background Tasks on GUI and TMSH/REST. In the GUI you can find this in Security :: Options : Background Tasks. In tmsh it is available via tmsh security datasync background-tasks.

Behavior Change