Bug ID 586031: Configuration with LTM policy may fail to load

Last Modified: May 14, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP 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, 12.1.3, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:
13.1.0, 12.1.3.6

Opened: Apr 07, 2016
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K40453207

Symptoms

Load may fail with an error similar to the following: 01070726:3: Policy /Common/Drafts/[name] in partition Common cannot reference policy reference /Common/Drafts/[name] /Common/[virtual server name] in partition [partition]. Note: The named object is in partition Common, but the message will incorrectly specify a different partition.

Impact

Configuration will fail to load.

Conditions

* An LTM policy has been published. * A draft has been created from this policy. * The LTM policy has been associated with a virtual server. * At least one partition other than Common has been created (the policy does not need to be in this partition). * The system is loading the configuration from the text config files (without a binary config file), e.g., as a result of performing a software upgrade or following the directions in K13030: Forcing the mcpd process to reload the BIG-IP configuration (https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13030).

Workaround

Edit the configuration file to remove the draft policy (but not the published one).

Fix Information

This defect has been resolved and the configuration will now load successfully.

Behavior Change