Bug ID 699952: Objects with IPv6 addresses for names that use "::" to replace a single zero

Last Modified: Nov 22, 2021

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IQ Config Mgmt Infrastructure(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
5.3.0, 5.4.0, 5.4.0 HF1, 5.4.0 HF2

Fixed In:

Opened: Dec 26, 2017

Severity: 4-Minor


Previously, using "::" to replace a single zero in a v6 address is not valid. BIG-IP allows it and simply fixes it for you but when using it as an object name that the address format isn't fixed. BIG-IQ address validation was stricter and rejected "::" replacing a single zero because of this the name validation would fail for one of these invalid addresses.


BIG-IP would fail to import into BIG-IQ.


BIG-IP has objects like self-IP addresses with poorly formatted names "2001:4888:3:3EE0:C0:D:0::".


Delete the objects on BIG-IP and create new ones with a valid address format.

Fix Information

BIG-IQ address validation is more flexible so it will match the BIG-IP address validation.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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