Bug ID 898741: Missing critical files causes FIPS-140 system to halt upon boot

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

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

Fixed In:
16.1.0, 15.1.1,

Opened: Apr 14, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


After activating a FIPS 140-2 license on a device and rebooting, the device fails to boot.


System halts during boot because of sys-eicheck.py failure.


-- Device is licensed for FIPS 140 mode -- A critical system file is missing


Prior to rebooting into FIPS 140-2 mode, ensure that there are no missing critical files by running the sys-eicheck command. If the missing files are due to missing signature update files: - Manually upload the missing images in System ›› Software Management : Live Update - this will ensure that the image is associated with an installation record.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

Guides & references

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