Bug ID 798885: SNMP response times may be long when processing requests

Last Modified: Apr 26, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,, 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,,,, 17.0.0,,, 17.1.0,,,, 17.1.1,,,

Opened: Jun 26, 2019

Severity: 3-Major


SNMP queries to the BIG-IP system may take longer (up to 15% more time) to process on BIG-IP systems with large configurations. mcpd CPU usage increases by a small amount (up to 10%) during these queries.


A small increase in response time to SNMP requests to the BIG-IP. Some SNMP queries might fail due to timeouts. mcpd CPU usage is slightly elevated while processing these queries.


-- Large configuration. -- Using SNMP to query statistics on the BIG-IP system.


If the responses to SNMP queries are taking too long, MCPD and SNMPD may overburden the control plane. It may be necessary to lengthen the timeout and retry values used by the SNMP client. It may also be helpful to trim what is queried, for example, not repetitively walking large tables like the Virtual Server or LTM Pool Member tables for statistics.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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