Bug ID 714281: NSH tunnel reject inner packet from other vendor

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2019

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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,,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,

Fixed In:

Opened: Apr 09, 2018
Severity: 2-Critical


NSH does not interoperate between BIG-IP systems and some external NSH vendors.


The BIG-IP system rejects the packet. Lost connectivity with some of the vendors.


-- NSH tunnel. -- The external NSH vendor cannot configure inner packet MAC destination.


To work around this limitation, you can do either of the following: -- Use an external vendor that does support configuration of inner packet MAC destination. -- Avoid use NSH for external vendors without such ability.

Fix Information

The system can now passes NSH packets as expected in this scenario.

Behavior Change