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Release Note: Always-On Management (AOM) for BIG-IP 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000/12000 and BIG-IQ 7000 platforms
Release Note

Original Publication Date: 07/13/2017

Summary:

This release note documents the versions of Always-On Management (AOM) that are provided with the BIG-IP 2000, 4000, 5000, 7000, 10000, and 12000 and BIG-IQ 7000 platforms.

Contents:

- Supported hardware
- User documentation for this release
- About installing updates
- BIG-IP 2000/4000 Platforms
     - Features and fixes in 4.08
     - Features and fixes in 4.04
     - Features and fixes in 3.0
     - Features and fixes in 2.18
- BIG-IP 5000/7000 and BIG-IQ 7000 Platforms
     - Features and fixes in 3.07
     - Features and fixes in 3.06
     - Features and fixes in 3.05
     - Features and fixes in 2.17
- BIG-IP 10000/12000 Platforms
     - Features and fixes in 8.00
     - Features and fixes in 7.03
     - Features and fixes in 6.09
     - Features and fixes in 6.07
     - Features and fixes in 6.04
     - Features and fixes in 5.0
     - Features and fixes in 4.11
- Known issues
- Contacting F5 Networks
- Legal notices

Supported hardware

This release supports these platforms:

  • BIG-IP 2000 (C112)
  • BIG-IP 4000 (C113)
  • BIG-IP 5000 (C109)
  • BIG-IP 7000 (D110)
  • BIG-IP 10000 (D112, D113)
  • BIG-IP 12000 (D111)
  • BIG-IQ 7000 (D110)

If you are unsure which platform you have, look on the label at the front of the chassis to locate information about the platform series.

User documentation for this release

For a comprehensive list of product documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to the BIG-IP LTM page.

About installing updates

On these platforms, AOM updates are provided when you upgrade to a newer version of BIG-IP or BIG-IQ software.

BIG-IP 2000/4000 Platforms

Features and fixes in 4.08

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 450177 AOM for BIG-IP 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000 Series platforms now resolves LBH controller resets if an ARP request is received for a target IP address of 192.168.0.245, and there is no AOM IP address configured.
ID 451493 Fixed an issue in AOM for 2000/4000 Series platforms where there was excessive fan speed and noise when chassis temperatures were within normal range.
ID 455728 Fixed an issue where AOM for BIG-IP 2000/4000 Series platforms incorrectly reported changes to power supply status after removal or insertion of power supply.

Features and fixes in 4.04

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 402686 Added the ability to display a custom banner on login.
ID 408761 Fixed an issue so that "not-present," rather than "faulted" displays when power is removed from a power supply or when a power supply is removed from the chassis.
ID 411569 Fixed an issue with chassis power supply status reporting.
ID 411753 Increased the AOM network configuration timeout.
ID 412646 AOM no longer logs "read error" messages when getting information about installed power supplies.
ID 418552 Erroneous sensor fault log messages no longer occur on system boot.
ID 422648 AOM now correctly blocks the reporting of faulted sensors when the host is powered down.
ID 426236 Fixed an issue where AOM logged "read error" messages when getting information about installed power supplies.
ID 427486 Added support for a humidity sensor.
ID 428613 Fixed a memory leak in uSSH.

Features and fixes in 3.0

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 388883 AOM now logs faulted or out of range fan, temperature, and voltage sensors. The AOM Command Menu now includes an option (E) to display these errors.
ID 398010 Fixed non-numeric characters being accepted as numeric in the AOM Command Menu.
ID 405201 AOM no longer restores the SSH server timeout to the default value (0) when a non-numeric value is entered.

Features and fixes in 2.18

This release contains no fixes or enhancements.

BIG-IP 5000/7000 and BIG-IQ 7000 Platforms

Features and fixes in 3.07

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 434889 Fixed an intermittent issue where the system failed to configure an IP address for AOM when using the Configure AOM network (N) option.
ID 437637 The 7000 Series platform no longer reports a false positive sensor out-of-range error when the Host is powered off using the AOM.
ID 442365 The system now displays the applicable sensor name when the system experiences a thermal shutdown.

Features and fixes in 3.06

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 450177 AOM for BIG-IP 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000 Series platforms now resolves LBH controller resets if an ARP request is received for a target IP address of 192.168.0.245, and there is no AOM IP address configured.
ID 455972 Power supply status changes are now reported correctly on BIG-IP 5000/7000 Series platforms after power supply removal or insertion.

Features and fixes in 3.05

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 402686 Added the ability to display a custom banner on login.
ID 408761 Fixed an issue so that "not-present," rather than "faulted" displays when power is removed from a power supply or when a power supply is removed from the chassis.
ID 411569 Fixed an issue with chassis power supply status reporting.
ID 411753 Increased the AOM network configuration timeout.
ID 413195 AOM no longer resets when performing a power supply hot swap.
ID 418552 Erroneous sensor fault log messages no longer occur on system boot.
ID 422648 AOM now correctly blocks the reporting of faulted sensors when the host is powered down.
ID 426236 AOM no longer logs "read error" messages when getting information about installed power supplies.
ID 427486 Added support for a humidity sensor.
ID 428613 Fixed a memory leak in uSSH.

Features and fixes in 2.17

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 388883 AOM now logs faulted or out of range fan, temperature, and voltage sensors. The AOM Command Menu now includes an option (E) to display these errors.
ID 400264 AOM now supports tracking and reporting of latched events/errors or out-of-range sensors. The AOM Command Menu now includes an option (E) to display these errors.
ID 405201 AOM no longer restores the SSH server timeout to the default value (0) when a non-numeric value is entered.

BIG-IP 10000/12000 Platforms

Features and fixes in 8.00

This release adds support for the BIG-IP 10150 Series platforms and the BIG-IP 10350 Series AC-powered platforms.

Features and fixes in 7.03

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 456542 On BIG-IP 10000 Series platforms running AOM version 6.04 and later, an incorrect power supply status no longer displays when running the tmsh show sys hardware or system_check -d commands after installing, removing, or inserting a power supply.
ID 478948 On BIG-IP 10000/12000 Series platforms, the system no longer reports a secondary DC power supply that is installed, but not powered on, as an AC power supply, when power is applied to the secondary DC power supply.

Features and fixes in 6.09

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 450177 AOM for BIG-IP 2000/4000/5000/7000/10000 Series platforms now resolves LBH controller resets if an ARP request is received for a target IP address of 192.168.0.245, and there is no AOM IP address configured.

Features and fixes in 6.07

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 434889 Fixed an intermittent issue where the system failed to configure an IP address for AOM when using the Configure AOM network (N) option.
ID 442365 The system now displays the applicable sensor name when the system experiences a thermal shutdown.

Features and fixes in 6.04

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 402686 Added the ability to display a custom banner on login.
ID 408761 Fixed an issue so that "not-present," rather than "faulted" displays when power is removed from a power supply or when a power supply is removed from the chassis.
ID 411569 Fixed an issue with chassis power supply status reporting.
ID 411753 Increased the AOM network configuration timeout.
ID 418552 Erroneous sensor fault log messages no longer occur on system boot.
ID 422648 AOM now correctly blocks the reporting of faulted sensors when the host is powered down.
ID 427486 Added support for a humidity sensor.
ID 428613 Fixed a memory leak in uSSH.

Features and fixes in 5.0

This release includes these fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 388883 AOM now logs faulted or out of range fan, temperature, and voltage sensors. The AOM Command Menu now includes an option (E) to display these errors.
ID 400264 AOM now supports tracking and reporting of latched events/errors or out-of-range sensors. The AOM Command Menu now includes an option (E) to display these errors.
ID 405201 AOM now restores the SSH server timeout to the default value (0) when a non-numeric value is entered.

Features and fixes in 4.11

This release contains no fixes or enhancements.

Known issues

ID Number Platform Description
ID 391947 All Pasting a large quantity of characters into an SSH client can result in dropped characters. To work around this issue, divide the characters being pasted into the client, into several smaller paste operations.

Contacting F5 Networks

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Fax: (206) 272-6802
Web: http://support.f5.com
Email: support@f5.com

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