Bug ID 923613: Discovering a BIG-IP device and importing its services that contain 'bot-profiles'

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IQ ADC(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:,, 7.1.0

Fixed In:

Opened: Jul 02, 2020

Severity: 3-Major


After discovering a BIG-IP device and importing its ASM service, BIG-IQ returns an error similar to the following: -- Failed to copy configuration to working-config; reason: Failed copying from source to target: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid entry "bot-defense" in "controls" string, valid options are: [acceleration, asm, avr, caching, ce, classification, client-ssl, compression, forwarding, l7dos, persistence, request-adaptation, response-adaptation, server-ssl, ssl-intercept, websocket].


You cannot import the ASM services associated with the discovered BIG-IP device that contains bot-profiles. BIG-IQ version 7.1.0 does support 'Anti-Bot Detection and Protection.


This happens when you are running BIG-IQ version 7.1.0 This issue occurs when you import a BIG-IP with the following configuration: a. BIG-IP contains a Bot Profile b. BIG-IP contains an LTM Policy attached to this Bot Profile



Fix Information

Discovering a BIG-IP device and importing its ASM services that contain 'bot-profiles' no longer reports an error message.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

K10134038: F5 Bug Tracker Filter Names and Tips