Bug ID 661764: It is possible to configure a number of CPUs that exceeds the licensed throughput

Last Modified: Jan 16, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP MA-VE(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.0, 12.1.1, 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: Apr 27, 2017

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K53762147


The system does not prevent you from selecting a number of CPUs that exceeds the license's throughput limit.


Depending on the operations performed, it is possible for tmm to core.


Configure a number of CPUs that exceeds the licensed throughput, for example, configuring 4 CPUs on a 2Mbps license on a VE system.


None, other than configuring only the available number of CPUs.

Fix Information

The system now detects when a configuration invalid for the license is in use and fails gracefully, presenting an error message explaining the failure.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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