Bug ID 591505: Policy may become unsyncable after changing contexts

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

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

Known Affected Versions:
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, 11.6.4, 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, 12.1.4.1

Opened: May 05, 2016
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

This is a known issue due to internal framework in MCPD which marks configurable objects as either synced and non-synced. If the user applies the policy to a non-syncing context (non-floating self-IP), then that policy won't be synced across HA devices anymore.

Impact

A policy that is assigned to otherwise non-syncing context, e.g. non-floating self-IP, the attached policy will no longer be synced even if attached to a syncing object later.

Conditions

A config with standalone firewall policy applied to synced and non synced context.

Workaround

Create a "local" policy for non-floating self-IP only.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change