Bug ID 991265: Persistence entries point to the wrong servers for longer periods of time

Last Modified: Jul 23, 2021

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0, 14.1.0.1, 14.1.0.2, 14.1.0.3, 14.1.0.5, 14.1.0.6, 14.1.2, 14.1.2.1, 14.1.2.2, 14.1.2.3, 14.1.2.4, 14.1.2.5, 14.1.2.6, 14.1.2.7, 14.1.2.8, 14.1.3, 14.1.3.1, 14.1.4, 14.1.4.1, 14.1.4.2, 14.1.4.3, 15.0.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.1.1, 15.0.1.2, 15.0.1.3, 15.0.1.4, 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, 16.0.0, 16.0.0.1, 16.0.1, 16.0.1.1, 16.0.1.2, 16.1.0

Opened: Feb 08, 2021
Severity: 3-Major

Symptoms

Persistence entries point to the wrong servers for a longer than expected.

Impact

The persistence entry does not change to the pool member that came back up. It does not expire as client requests using this cookie continue to refresh the persistence entry that goes to the wrong server. This can delay recovery of the pool members when they are marked down for regular maintenance, or if all pool members are cycled up/down periodically, it causes persistence entries to point to the wrong servers for longer periods of time than necessary.

Conditions

A pool member goes down, causing the persistence entry to change to a new pool member. Then, the pool member comes back up.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

None

Behavior Change