Bug ID 611485: APM AAA RADIUS server address cannot be a multicast IPv6 address.

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.1, 12.1.0, 12.0.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.0, 11.5.4, 11.5.3

Fixed In:

Opened: Aug 17, 2016
Severity: 3-Major


In the 13.0.0 release, support for AAA RADIUS direct IPv6 is added. However, validation will prevent using a multicast address for AAA radius IPv6 address. If you upgrade from a previous version to this version, you will see a validation error when the configuration loads.


Support for AAA RADIUS direct IPV6 is added in BIG-IP version 13.0.0. And the new validation affects only IPv6 multicast address. So any working IPv4 configuration will not be affected by this validation.


The validation error occurs if APM AAA RADIUS address is an IPv6 multicast address on BIG-IP version 13.0.0 and beyond.


Multicast IPv6 addresses are not supported for direct IPv6 RADIUS, ensure you are using unicast addresses.

Fix Information

Nothing fixed. This is a new validation which needs to be documented in upgrade release note.

Behavior Change