Bug ID 648876: Discovery of a BIG-IP Advanced Firewall service may fail if the service is newly provisioned on the BIG-IP

Last Modified: Jan 13, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IQ Network Security (AFM)(all modules)

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Opened: Mar 03, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


Discovery of the Advanced Firewall service may fail with an error message similar to: check if iControl REST service is running on the BIG-IP


The Advanced Firewall service cannot be discovered on the BIG-IQ due to a BIG-IP REST service issue.


A BIG-IP Local Traffic service is already imported on the BIG-IQ and then the Advanced Firewall service is provisioned on the BIG-IP and that service is then discovered by the BIG-IQ.


If the discovery fails with the indicated symptoms, the restjavad service must be restarted on the BIG-IP. The user should log onto the BIG-IP shell and execute the following command: bigstart restart restjavad

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Behavior Change