Bug ID 578415: Support for hardware accelerated bulk crypto SHA256 missing

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP APM, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.3

Opened: Mar 07, 2016

Severity: 4-Minor


Requests for bulk crypto SHA256 will be performed in software, not by the accelerator.


The request will be completed in software which may result in increased CPU load.


Any bulk crypto operation that uses SHA256 on the BIG-IP 1600, 3600, 5000, 6900, 7000, 8900, 10000, 11000, 11050, and 12000 platforms, and on VIPRION B2250 blades.



Fix Information

Requests for bulk crypto operations using SHA256 will be assigned to a hardware accelerator, and no longer serviced in software.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips