Bug ID 702443: A pool can be deleted despite being referenced as a clone-pool by an LTM policy action

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.0.0, 11.6.3, 11.6.2, 11.6.1, 11.6.0

Fixed In:

Opened: Jan 17, 2018

Severity: 3-Major

Related Article: K22510506


If a pool is being referenced as a clone-pool by a policy action, it can be deleted without any validation errors.


The policy is deleted without error, but the reference to the pool remains. The policy will be referencing a pool that no longer exists. Config sync operations fail, and the configuration does not load.


-- LTM policies configured. -- At least one policy action forwards to the pool as a clone-pool. -- No other objects reference the pool. -- The referenced pool is deleted.


Manually remove the reference to the pool from the policy action.

Fix Information

Prevented pools from being deleted when they are referenced as clone-pools by policy actions.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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