Bug ID 940225: Not able to add more than 6 NICs on VE running in Azure

Last Modified: Oct 21, 2021

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,,,,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 15.1.4, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,,, 16.1.0

Opened: Aug 26, 2020
Severity: 2-Critical


Azure BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) with more than 6 NICs fails to boot.


Not able to boot BIG-IP VM with 8 NICs, which should be supported for Standard_DS4_v2 instance type: 8 vCPU 28 GiB 8 Max NICs Adding more NICs to the instance makes the device fail to boot.


-- Standard_DS4_v2 Azure instance type. -- Mellanox ConnectX-3 ethernet controller. -- A greater-than-2-NIC template is used, for example https://github.com/F5Networks/f5-azure-arm-templates/tree/master/supported/standalone/n-nic/existing-stack/byol with "numberOfAdditionalNics" set. -- Accelerated networking is enabled on two or more NICs.



Fix Information


Behavior Change