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

Last Modified: Apr 24, 2024

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AFM, Install/Upgrade(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,,, 15.1.9,, 15.1.10,,,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2,,, 16.1.3,,,,,, 16.1.4,,,

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. -- Configuration loading (e.g. Post upgrade, running tmsh load sys config, modification of the configuration and subsequent full load as in full config sync)


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. 3) Upgrading to a release or EHF that contains the fix for 1209409. 1209409 does not eliminate the issue but it does reduce the time it takes to validate certain address lists.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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