Bug ID 935769: Upgrading / Rebooting BIG-IP with huge address-list configuration takes a long time

Last Modified: Jan 20, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,,,, 14.1.5,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4,, 15.1.5,, 15.1.6,, 15.1.7, 15.1.8,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,

Opened: Aug 12, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


Version upgrade takes more time than usual when the config contains address-lists with a lot of IP addresses. The same delay will be observed with 'tmsh load sys config' as well.


Version upgrade / 'tmsh load sys config' process takes a long time than usual.


-- Configure address-list with 10K to 20K IP addresses or address ranges or subnets. -- Attempt upgrade / reboot of the platform.


1) Convert continuous individual addresses in the address-lists to IP address ranges and subnets if possible. 2) Remove the huge address-lists from config before the upgrade and add back after the upgrade process is finished.

Fix Information


Behavior Change