Bug ID 773253: The BIG-IP may send VLAN failsafe probes from a disabled blade

Last Modified: Oct 24, 2019

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Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP 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,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5, 13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,,, 13.1.3,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 14.1.0,,,,,,, 14.1.2,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1

Opened: Apr 16, 2019
Severity: 4-Minor


The BIG-IP system sends multicast ping from a disabled blade. tmm core


The BIG-IP system sends unexpected multicast ping requests from a disabled blade.


-- There is one or more blades disabled on the VIPRION platform. -- VLAN failsafe is enabled on one or more VLANs. -- the VLAN failsafe-action is set to 'failover'. -- There is more than one blade installed in the chassis or vCMP guest.


To mitigate this issue, restart tmm on the disabled blade. This causes tmm to stop sending the multicast traffic. Impact of workaround: Traffic disrupted while tmm restarts.

Fix Information


Behavior Change