Bug ID 707509: Initial vCMP guest creations can fail if certain hotfixes are used

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,

Fixed In:
14.1.0,, 12.1.5

Opened: Feb 22, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


vCMP guest fails to enter the 'provisioned' or 'deployed' states and similar messages can be seen in /var/log/ltm: -- vcmpd[14254]: 01510003:2: Guest (guest_name): Install failed. -- vcmpd[14254]: 01510004:3: Guest (guest_name): Install to VDisk /shared/vmdisks/guest_name.img FAILED: Child exited with non-zero exit code: 255


vCMP guest cannot be created.


Creating vCMP guest using certain hotfix images, such as BIG-IP HF software released as partial .iso software images, and engineering hotfixes.


1. Create and deploy the vCMP guest using the full .iso base software image. 2. Log in to the vCMP guest once it has finished starting up. 3. Apply the hotfix image or engineering hotfix.

Fix Information

Guest creation succeeds.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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