Bug ID 581865: 6900, 8900, 8950, or 11050 platforms missing swap storage

Last Modified: Jun 28, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All, Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.3, 12.1.2, 12.1.1, 12.1.0, 12.0.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.0, 11.5.4, 11.5.3, 11.5.2, 11.5.1, 11.5.0, 11.4.1, 11.4.0, 11.3.0, 11.2.1, 11.2.0, 11.1.0, 11.0.0

Opened: Mar 18, 2016
Severity: 4-Minor
Related AskF5 Article:
K11053914

Symptoms

No swap is available; observable via 'cat /proc/swaps'.

Impact

No swap space is created during upgrade. Multiple unexpected issues might occur because there is no swap space available.

Conditions

A 6900, 8900, 8950, or 11050 platform with RAID LVM, directly upgraded from a pre-10.2.4 version to version 11.x/12.x.

Workaround

Newer systems have the swap storage created during initial format. You might also be able to first upgrade to version 10.2.4. Then, when upgrading to version 11.x/12.x, the process creates the swap during upgrade.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change