Bug ID 757572: Virtual Edition doesn't support forging MAC addresses with Mellanox ConnectX-3 virtual functions

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,

Opened: Feb 04, 2019
Severity: 3-Major


BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) does not support forging MAC addresses when using virtual functions from Mellanox ConnectX-3 adapters. Without this, features like MAC Masquerading and VLAN groups do not function.


Attempts to use these features with these NICs will not succeed, and traffic that relies on this configuration will not function.


-- VE with a Mellanox ConnectX-3 virtual function. -- Configuration requiring the use of non-default MAC addresses.



Fix Information


Behavior Change