Bug ID 721261: v12.x Policy rule names containing slashes are not migrated properly

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1, 14.0.0,,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: May 22, 2018
Severity: 3-Major


When migrating from v12.x to v13.0.x, 13.1.x, or 14.0.x, LTM polices that have rules containing the slash character will not migrate properly, and roll-forward migration will fail.


Roll-forward migration fails with the error: illegal characters in rule name.


-- BIG-IP systems running v12.x. -- Configuration contains LTM Policy rules whose names include the slash (/) character. -- Upgrading to v13.0.x, 13.1.x, or 14.0.x.


Edit the rule names within LTM Policies, replacing the now-illegal slash (/) character with a legal alternative, such as the underscore (_). Alternately, prior to migration, rename the rules on the v12.x system, and then perform the upgrade.

Fix Information

BIG-IP software v12.x Policy rule names containing slashes are properly migrated.

Behavior Change