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

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,

Fixed In:
14.1.0, 13.1.3

Opened: Jun 07, 2018

Severity: 1-Blocking


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


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


-- 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.


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

Guides & references

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