Bug ID 760740: Mysql error is displayed when saving UCS configuration on BIG-IP system when MySQL is not running

Last Modified: Sep 14, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP LTM(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,,, 15.1.9,, 15.1.10, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,, 16.1.4

Opened: Mar 07, 2019

Severity: 3-Major


When saving the configuration to a UCS file, the process tries save the IPS learning information stored in the MySQL database. MySQL runs only when particular modules are provisioned. If MySQL was previously running as a result of different provisioning, but is not currently running, saving the configuration to a UCS file succeeds, but the system reports a spurious message during the operation: Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock.


The error message is cosmetic and has no impact on the UCS save process.


-- Saving the configuration to a UCS file. -- BIG-IP system provisioning only includes modules that do not require MySQL. These modules may include: + LTM + FPS + GTM (DNS) + LC + SWG + iLX + SSLo -- BIG-IP system was previously provisioned with a module that starts MySQL, which results in the creation of the file /var/db/mysqlpw. These modules may include: + APM + ASM + AVR + PEM + AFM + vCMP



Fix Information


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