Bug ID 627255: When discovering a cloned BIG-IP, error message does not provide sufficient information

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IQ Device(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
4.2.0, 5.0.0, 5.0.0 HF1, 5.4.0 HF1, 5.4.0 HF2, 5.1.0

Opened: Nov 07, 2016

Severity: 4-Minor


When discovery fails due to attempting to discover a "cloned" BIG-IP, the error message does not provide enough information to guide you to how to resolve the issue.


You may be unable to identify the root cause the issue.


Discover both a BIG-IP and a cloned BIG-IP from one BIG-IQ, the discovery returns error, but not specify that the second BIG-IP is a cloned BIG-IP.


Fix the configuration of the cloned BIG-IP by updating the machine-id.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

A specific error message is generated.

Guides & references

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