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

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
15.1.0,,,,,, 16.0.0,

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