Bug ID 908601: System restarts repeatedly after using the 'diskinit' utility with the '--style=volumes' option

Last Modified: May 27, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.4, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3

Opened: May 12, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

When the BIG-IP system boots, mcpd continually restarts.

Impact

The BIG-IP system is unable to complete the boot process and become active.

Conditions

This may occur after you issue the 'diskinit' command with the '--style=volumes' option in the MOS (Maintenance Operating System) shell, install BIG-IP into the new volume, then boot into the new installation of the BIG-IP system.

Workaround

In the MOS shell, do not issue the 'diskinit' command with the '--style=volumes' option. Instead, on BIG-IP v14.1.2.1 and later, you may use the 'image2disk' utility with the '-format' option to recreate the desired volume. You also can achieve the same result by following the shell guidance. To begin, type 'start<enter>'. If the system is already in the defective state, use this shell command, and then reboot: touch /.tmos.platform.init The problem should be resolved.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change