Bug ID 964577: IPS automatic IM download not working as expected

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP AFM, TMOS(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.4, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.3,

Opened: Nov 12, 2020

Severity: 4-Minor


IPS automatic download of IM packages from the F5 Downloads site does not complete as expected. IPS automatic IM download considers the BIG-IP software major and minor version numbers. However, the IPS library is dependent only on major version numbers. The site should constrain IM package download only to those that are compatible with the major version.


New minor releases, such as BIG-IP v15.1.1 and later, cannot download IPS IM packages.


Auto download of IM package for IPS.


Manually download the IM package and upload it onto the BIG-IP system.

Fix Information

Minor releases of BIG-IP software can now automatically download the IM package without issue.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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