Bug ID 636412: ASM start process fail with 'Protobuf message exceeds max defined size' on machines with thousands of ASM configuration entities

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP ASM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Jan 03, 2017

Severity: 3-Major


ASM start process fails on machines with thousands of ASM configuration entities. The log file contains error messages similar to the following: Protobuf message exceeds max defined size. Table: CONFIG_TYPE_DYNAMIC_TABLES.


ASM may report legitimate request traffic as a violation.


Issue is very rarely reproducible and requires thousands of ASM policy entities on the machine.


There is no workaround at this time.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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