Bug ID 734527: BGP 'capability graceful-restart' for peer-group not properly advertised when configured

Last Modified: Dec 15, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.6.0 HF5, 11.6.0 HF6, 11.6.0 HF7, 11.6.0 HF8, 11.6.1, 11.6.1 HF1, 11.6.1 HF2, 11.6.2, 11.6.2 HF1, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1, 14.0.0,,

Fixed In:
14.1.0,,, 12.1.4,

Opened: Jul 12, 2018
Severity: 3-Major


BGP neighbor using peer-group with 'capability graceful-restart' enabled (which is the default). However, on the system, peer-group defaults to disable. Because there is no config statement to enable 'capability graceful-restart' after restart, it gets turned off after config load, which also turns it off for any BGP neighbor using it.


Because peer-group is set to disable by default, and there is no operation to enable it after restart, 'capability graceful-restart' gets turned off after config load, and neighbors using it from peer-group get turned off as well.


- Neighbor configured to use peer-group. - Peer-group configured with capability graceful-restart, but with the default: disabled.


Re-issue the commands to set peer-group 'capability graceful-restart' and 'clear ip bgp *' to reset BGP neighbors.

Fix Information

The peer-group now has 'capability graceful-restart' enabled by default, so this issue no longer occurs.

Behavior Change

In this release, peer-group has 'capability graceful-restart' enabled by default.