Bug ID 959985: Update VMware hardware version templates for BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) from v10 to v13 in order to support VMs deployed in more versions of vSphere ESXi.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
15.1.0, 15.1.0.1, 15.1.0.2, 15.1.0.3, 15.1.0.4, 15.1.0.5, 15.1.1, 15.1.2, 15.1.2.1, 15.1.3, 15.1.3.1, 15.1.4, 15.1.4.1, 15.1.5, 15.1.5.1, 15.1.6, 16.1.0, 16.1.1, 16.1.2, 16.1.2.1

Fixed In:
17.0.0, 16.1.2.2, 15.1.6.1

Opened: Oct 28, 2020
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Virtual hardware version setting for BIG-IP VE VMware templates (virtualHW.version) are set to version 10 and must change to version 13, so more versions of vSphere ESXi (for example, ESXi v6.0 and later) can support deploying BIG-IP Virtual Edition.

Impact

BIG-IP Virtual Edition VMware hardware templates result in performance issues and deployment errors/failures.

Conditions

Using BIG-IP Virtual Edition VMware hardware templates set to v10 running in most, later versions of VMware ESXi.

Workaround

None

Fix Information

Changed the BIG-IP Virtual Edition VMware hardware template version setting (virtualHW.version) to 13 and deployed them successfully using later versions of VMware ESXi.

Behavior Change