Bug ID 737558: Protocol Inspection user interface elements are active but do not work

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AFM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,

Fixed In:

Opened: Jul 19, 2018

Severity: 2-Critical


Protocol Inspection (PI) user interface options are present, but are not applied to traffic. Protocol Inspection (PI) now requires the presence of either an add-on subscription or an AFM standalone license for any of the features to work. A 'Good' or 'Better' license does not activate the PI features. The Configuration Utility still allows you to configure inspection profiles, compliance checks, and signatures, but they are not applied to traffic. There is no feedback that they are not applied.


If you previously had Protocol Inspection configured without the add-on license installed, the features are no longer applied to traffic until the add-on license is obtained. However, the GUI options remain active.


-- AFM licensed and provisioned through 'Good' or 'Better' license, but no add-on subscription license for Protocol Inspection. Alternately, AFM licensed as an add-on module to another module (typically LTM). -- PI profile configured and applied to a virtual server or referenced in a firewall rule in an active firewall policy.



Fix Information


Behavior Change

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