Bug ID 610273: Not possible to do targeted failover with HA Group configured

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
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

Fixed In:
13.0.0, 12.1.2

Opened: Aug 11, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


With a traffic-group configured to use HA Group, it is not possible to disable the HA Group to perform targeted failover. Running tmsh run sys failover standby traffic-group traffic-group-1 produces an error: "Unexpected Error: SOD command standby may not be issued for traffic group /Common/traffic-group-1 because it is configured to use HA group."


Unable to force the traffic-group to standby if HA Group is configured. You would need to change it to use a different mode, such as HA Order.


Traffic-group configured to use HA Group. Versions prior to 12.0.0 allowed you to disable the HA Group to do targeted failover.


Temporarily change the traffic group to use a different Failover Method such as Load Aware or HA Order in order to failover. Note that this will disable HA Group functionality until the Failover Method is restored.

Fix Information


Behavior Change