Bug ID 744740: After upgrade, dhclient overwrites configured hostname, even when 'sys management-dhcp' does not contain the 'host-name' in the request-options.

Last Modified: Jun 22, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
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, 12.1.3.1, 12.1.3.2, 12.1.3.3, 12.1.3.4, 12.1.3.5, 12.1.3.6, 12.1.3.7, 12.1.4, 12.1.4.1, 12.1.5, 12.1.5.1, 12.1.5.2, 12.1.5.3, 12.1.6, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 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, 13.1.3, 13.1.3.1, 13.1.3.2, 13.1.3.3, 13.1.3.4, 13.1.3.5, 13.1.3.6, 13.1.4, 13.1.4.1, 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, 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

Fixed In:
15.0.0

Opened: Sep 21, 2018
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

The configured hostname is overwritten by dhclient after upgrade.

Impact

Incorrect hostname assigned to the BIG-IP system.

Conditions

-- DHCP enabled. -- Custom hostname configured using the procedure described in K45728203: AWS generates the BIG-IP VE instance host name to include the host name's private IP address :: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K45728203, instead of using the one provided by the DHCP server.

Workaround

Change the DHCP settings, and issue the following command to correct the name without losing connectivity to management: # tmsh modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp disabled; tmsh modify sys global-settings mgmt-dhcp enabled

Fix Information

Disable and reenable dhclient to fix the dhclient overwritten hostname after upgrade when 'sys management-dhcp' does not contain the 'host-name' in the request-options.

Behavior Change