Bug ID 723553: BIG-IP installations on RAID systems (old style) may not boot

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS(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, 13.1.1.2, 13.1.1.3, 13.1.1.4, 13.1.1.5, 14.0.0, 14.0.0.1, 14.0.0.2, 14.0.0.3, 14.0.0.4, 14.0.0.5, 14.0.1, 14.0.1.1

Fixed In:
14.1.0, 13.1.3

Opened: Jun 07, 2018
Severity: 1-Blocking

Symptoms

Kernel panic at boot time with specific message similar to the following: mdadm: Devices UUID-<...> and UUID-<...> have the same name: /dev/md<X>.

Impact

The downgraded v14.0.0 or earlier version does not boot.

Conditions

-- System is a RAID platform, with an an earlier style RAID configuration such as the following: + 10000s / 10200v + 10050s / 10250v + 10055s / 10255v -- System has been upgraded through v14.1.0 and then downgraded to v14.0.0 or earlier. Note: For RAID platforms such as i15600 / i15800 and newer, this is not an issue.

Workaround

To downgrade, boot and install the desired software version from external media.

Fix Information

The duplicate device error no longer occurs during installation; the failure no longer occurs.

Behavior Change