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

Last Modified: Jun 04, 2019

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0, 13.1.0.1, 13.1.0.2, 13.1.0.3, 13.1.0.4, 13.1.0.5, 13.1.0.6, 13.1.0.7, 13.1.0.8, 13.1.1, 13.1.1.1, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4

Fixed In:
14.1.0, 14.0.0.5, 13.1.1.2

Opened: May 22, 2018
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

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.

Impact

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

Conditions

-- 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.

Workaround

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