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

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP APM, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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

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