Bug ID 769809: vCMP guests 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade

Last Modified: Jan 23, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:,

Fixed In:
15.0.0,,, 13.1.3, 12.1.5

Opened: Apr 05, 2019
Severity: 2-Critical


After upgrading the host or creating new vCMP guests, the prompt in the vCMP guests report as INOPERATIVE.


vCMP guests are sent a truncated unit key and fail to decrypt the master key needed to load the config. vCMP Guests report 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade.


-- The system truncates the unit key. (Note: This occurs because the unit key is designed to be a certain length, and the internally generated unit key for the guest has a NULL in it.) -- Upgrading the host. -- Creating new guests.



Fix Information

The system now handles a guest unit key that has a NULL in it, so vCMP guests are no longer 'INOPERATIVE' after upgrade

Behavior Change