Bug ID 664829: BIG-IP sometimes performs unnecessary reboot on first boot

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS, VE(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1

Fixed In:
13.1.0, 12.1.3

Opened: May 15, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


Some versions of the BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) software incorrectly determine that the size of its disk has changed, and re-sizes the partition table and causes a reboot to occur. This is likely to occur only on VE guests.


Additional, unnecessary minor filesystem size adjustment and additional time for a reboot to occur.


-- First boot of VE. -- Software version that exhibits this issue. Note: A specific software version for a specific cloud environment either always exhibit this, or never does.



Fix Information

An additional, unnecessary reboot of a BIG-IP Virtual Edition during its first boot-up should no longer occur.

Behavior Change