Bug ID 681757: Upgraded volume may fail to load if a Local Traffic Policy uses the forward parameter 'member'

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1

Fixed In:

Opened: Sep 05, 2017

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K32521651


In response to this issue, you might see the following symptoms: -- System remains inoperative -- Screen alerts similar to the following are posted: 'Configuration has not yet loaded'. -- Configuration fails to load after upgrade to v12.1.0 or higher. The system records an error message similar to the following in the ltm log file: emerg load_config_files: "/usr/bin/tmsh -n -g load sys config partitions all " - failed. -- 010716de:3: Policy '/Common/Policy', rule 'Policy-Rule'; target 'forward' action 'select' does not support parameter of type 'member'. Unexpected Error: Loading configuration process failed.


Configuration fails to load on upgrade.


Local Traffic Policy with a forward action that selects a target of type 'member'.


Modify the local traffic policies to use a target type of 'node' before upgrading, or, after upgrading, edit the config file and modify 'member' to 'node' in the local traffic policy, and then reload the configuration.

Fix Information

Upon upgrade to v12.1.0 or later, policies that perform the action 'forward - select - member' will be automatically changed to 'forward - select - node', and configuration will load successfully.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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