Bug ID 675742: Hardware-to-VE-platform-migrate of a UCS may fail with an error on db variable license.maxcores

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP TMOS(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, 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, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,

Opened: Jul 26, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


Using the platform-migrate option to load a UCS from a different platform may show this error from loaddb: 01080023:3: Error return while getting reply from mcpd: 0x107178a, 0107178a:3: Modifying license.maxcores to a value other than 8 is not allowed. The UCS loads successfully, other than the DB variable, but this error message is printed and the DB variables are not loaded.


The DB variable file fails to load, generating the error message, but that does not stop the loading of the regular configuration files in BIG-IP*.conf.


-- Migrating a UCS from physical platform hardware to a Virtual Edition (VE) configuration. -- License has an attribute limiting the maximum number of cores, and the incoming UCS has a value of the DB variable 'license.maxcores' that contradicts this.


The 'license.maxcores' value is ignored on hardware devices, so set it to 8 before saving the UCS.

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