Bug ID 863285: Incorrect value (icmpv6) is used when Rule List/Rule/Protocol is set to ICMPv6 via GUI.

Last Modified: Mar 28, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
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,

Fixed In:

Opened: Dec 18, 2019
Severity: 3-Major


Configuration load failes during upgrade and BIG-IQ discovery with following error in /config/bigip_base.conf: Syntax Error:(/config/bigip_base.conf at line: 619) "ip-protocol" unknown protocol "icmpv6".


Failure to load configuration during upgrade or discovery by BIG-IQ.


From the GUI, configure Rule List :: Rule :: Protocol and select 'icmpv6' from list.


Set the correct protocol attribute via tmsh: modify security firewall rule-list test rules modify { test { ip-protocol ipv6-icmp } }

Fix Information

The correct value is ipv6-icmp. This value is now set.

Behavior Change