Bug ID 830413: Intermittent Virtual Edition deployment failure due to inability to access the ssh host key in Azure

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade, MA-VE(all modules)

Fixed In:
16.1.0,,, 14.1.4

Opened: Sep 23, 2019

Severity: 4-Minor


Deployment of BIG-IP Virtual Edition may result in an error "Failed to generate ssh host key".


A timing issues exists with host key generation. The Virtual Machine is likely to be deployed, but users and automation tools might be unable to communicate with the instance.


Azure only. Observed for instances with password-based authentication.


BIG-IP may still be accessible despite the error.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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