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

Last Modified: Jan 25, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.4,

Opened: May 12, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


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


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


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.


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

Running 'diskinit' from MOS with the '--style=volumes' option no longer causes continuous mcpd restarts.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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