Bug ID 922665: The admd process is terminated by watchdog on some heavy load configuration process

Last Modified: Jan 06, 2022

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,

Fixed In:
16.1.0, 15.1.5,

Opened: Jul 01, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


The watchdog process in the BIG-IP ASM monitors terminates the admd process.


Restart of admd daemon. The restarts may be continuous. No stress-based anomaly detection or behavioral statistics aggregation until admd restarts.


On some heavy load configuration process, such as version upgrade.


For the case of continuous restarts, a partial solution is to disable admd during busy periods such as upgrades. To do so, issue the following two commands, in sequence, after the upgrade is complete: bigstart stop admd bigstart start admd

Fix Information


Behavior Change