Bug ID 796985: Default IPv4 IP address is assigned to Alt-Address in isolated vCMP guest; vCMP host or guest are upgraded and guest is 'Inoperative'

Last Modified: Dec 17, 2020

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1

Opened: Jun 24, 2019
Severity: 3-Major


vCMP host or guest is upgraded, and the vCMP guest is 'Inoperative', with messages similar to the following in /var/log/ltm: -- warning clusterd[1546]: 013a0005:4: Clusterd using /VERSION for SW specification. -- info clusterd[1546]: 013a0023:6: Blade 1: No info received from slot: Starting up -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result { -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.code 17237812 -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.attribute float_mgmt2_ip -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: result.message 01070734:3: Configuration error: Cluster alt-address: cannot be the same address family as cluster address: -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: } -- err clusterd[1546]: 013a0004:3: Per-invocation log rate exceeded; throttling. -- notice clusterd[1546]: 013a0006:5: Disconnecting from mcpd. -- info clusterd[1546]: 013a0007:6: clusterd stopping...


Upon host/guest upgrade, vCMP guest is 'Inoperative'.


-- Isolated vCMP guest. -- Both 'Address' and 'Alt-Address' are assigned the same IPv4 address. -- Upgrade occurs.


There are 3 workarounds: -- Assign IPv4 management-ip for the guest PRIOR to upgrade: tmsh modify vcmp <guest_name> management-ip <ip>/<mask> -- Prior to upgrade, assign IPv6 'Alt-Address' within the guest: tmsh modify sys cluster default alt-address <IP>/<mask> -- When already upgraded and seeing the issue on a guest: execute: > /shared/db/cluster.conf The config loads, and /shared/db/cluster.conf is recreated: cat /shared/db/cluster.conf cluster default { alt_addr="" ====> min_up_members="1" min_up_members_enable="disable" min_up_members_action="failover" addr ====> members { 1 2 3 4 } software HD1.1 "BIG-IP 0.0.6 0.0.6" true software HD1.2 " " false software HD1.3 " " false }

Fix Information


Behavior Change