Bug ID 674947: Deleting and recreating a node in BIG-IP with different address causes import to fail

Last Modified: Apr 10, 2019

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IQ ADC(all modules)

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Opened: Jul 20, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


If you delete a node from a BIG-IP device and re-create the node with the same name (but with a new IP address), BIG-IQ cannot rediscover and reimport the BIG-IP device.


Import fails with the following message: Failed to copy configuration to working-config; reason: Failed copying from source to target: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: change node <NODE_NAME> address from <OLD_ADDRESS> to <NEW_ADDRESS> is not allowed


Deleted a node from the target BIG-IP LTM and re-created the node with the same node name, but with a new IP address.


To work around this issue, remove the BIG-IP device from BIG-IQ and discover and import it again.

Fix Information


Behavior Change