Bug ID 738808: BIG-IP VE fails to boot for some VE SSL Offload configurations

Last Modified: Sep 14, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 14.1.4.4, 14.1.4.5, 14.1.4.6, 14.1.5, 14.1.5.1, 14.1.5.2, 14.1.5.3, 14.1.5.4, 14.1.5.6, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4

Opened: Jul 31, 2018

Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

A BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) configured with multiple QuickAssist virtual functions (QAT VFs) does not finish booting.

Impact

BIG-IP VE may not finish booting.

Conditions

-- BIG-IP VE has VE SSL Offload enabled in its license. -- There are 2 or more QAT VFs per TMM thread, for example a configuration with 8 vCPUs and 16 QAT VFs.

Workaround

Use virt-manage to configure the BIG-IP VE virtual machine with one of the 'q35' machine types (e.g., pc-q35-2.11) instead of an i440FX machine type. The q35 machine type is not supported by QEMU 1.5.3, which is distributed with RHEL/CentOS 7.x. Either use Ubuntu 18.04 on the hypervisor server, or install QEMU 2.10.0 on CentOS 7.x. QEMU 2.10.0 is available for CentOS 7.x as an oVirt RPM. The oVirt project is the upstream open source version of Red Hat Virtualization. Installing the oVirt RPM will upgrade qemu-kvm. The oVirt RPM can be installed by activating the oVirt repository and then installing qemu-kvm-ev: sudo yum install http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/yum-repo/ovirt-release42.rpm sudo yum install qemu-kvm-ev

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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