Bug ID 720314: Seamless BIG-IP upgrade with AWS cloudHSM Liquid Security

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.4, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2

Fixed In:
15.0.0

Opened: May 15, 2018
Severity: 4-Minor

Symptoms

When upgrading a BIG-IP system running AWS cloudHSM Liquid Security, the cloudhsm-client service is not carried over to the new volume. Without cloudhsm-client service, PKCS#11 API communication with Cavium HSM always fail.

Impact

HSM service does not work on the new volume.

Conditions

-- AWS cloudHSM Liquid Security is used. -- Upgrading to a new version of the software.

Workaround

Manually install cloudhsm-client after upgrading.

Fix Information

You can now pre-store a customized script at /shared/pkcs11d_post_process.sh to facilitate the post processing part after BIG-IP system upgrading. The post processing may include automatically re-installing cloudhsm-client or re-registering cloudhsm-client on the BIG-IP system.

Behavior Change