Bug ID 720460: Compression traffic still goes to hardware accelerator when compression.strategy is set to softwareonly

Last Modified: Oct 07, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,

Fixed In:
15.0.0, 14.1.0, 13.1.1

Opened: May 16, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


The sys db compression.strategy is used to control the compression-provider selection. When it is set to 'softwareonly', compression somehow still selects a hardware accelerator.


Compression.strategy set to 'softwareonly' does not work, and if there is a problem in a hardware accelerator, compression will still select the hardware accelerator, even though software compression is desired.


This always happens when compression.strategy is set to 'softwareonly'.


There is no workaround.

Fix Information

The system now supports software compression when the sys db variable compression.strategy is set to 'softwareonly'.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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