Bug ID 584788: Directed failover of HA pair using only hardwire failover will fail

Last Modified: Mar 12, 2019

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.1, 11.4.1, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 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, 11.5.2, 11.5.2 HF1, 11.5.3, 11.5.3 HF1, 11.5.3 HF2, 11.5.4, 11.5.4 HF1, 11.5.4 HF2, 11.5.4 HF3, 11.5.4 HF4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 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, 11.6.3.1, 11.6.3.2, 11.6.3.3, 11.6.3.4, 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, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4

Fixed In:
13.0.0

Opened: Apr 01, 2016
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

Units configured in a HA pair using only hardwire failover will not be able to use a targeted failover.

Impact

Failover may fail with the following logs in /var/log/ltm Mar 15 10:27:57 <hostname> notice sod[8214]: 010c0044:5: Command: go standby <traffic group name> <device name> GUI. Mar 15 10:27:57 <hostname> notice sod[8214]: 010c002b:5: Traffic group <traffic group name> received a targeted failover command for <peer mgmt IP>. Mar 15 10:28:00 <hostname> notice sod[8214]: 010c004b:5: Target device <traffic group name> is not responding, cannot failover.

Conditions

HA pair configured without network failover but with a hardwire failover. Failover is attempted using one of the 2 following methods: Via GUI Device Management -> Traffic Groups check <traffic group> click "force to standby" again click "force to standby" via tmsh tmsh run sys failover standby device <peer device> traffic-group <traffic group name>

Workaround

Use an alternative failover method: - Device Management > Devices > Force to Standby - Device Management > Traffic Groups > [traffic Group name] > Force to Standby - tmsh run sys failover standby # without device

Fix Information

BIG-IP now fails over using targeted failover when hardwire failover is configured.

Behavior Change