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Release Note: Always-On Management 10.1.17
Release Note

Original Publication Date: 02/22/2017

Summary:

This release note documents the version 10.1.17 release of Always-On Management (AOM).

Contents:

- Supported platforms
- User documentation for this release
- Features and fixes in 10.1.17
- Features and fixes in 10.1.16
- Features and fixes in 10.1.15
- Features and fixes in 10.1.14
- Features and fixes in 10.1.13
- Features and fixes in 10.1.12
- Features and fixes in 10.1.11
- Features and fixes in 10.1.10
- Features and fixes in 10.1.9
- Features and fixes in 10.1.8
- Features and fixes in 10.1.7
- Features and fixes in 10.1.5
- Features and fixes in 10.1.4
- Features and fixes in 10.1.3
- Features and fixes in 10.1.2
- Features and fixes in 10.1.1
- Downloading the AOM IM file from F5 Networks
- Using the MD5 checksum to check the integrity of the download
- Installing AOM from an IM installation package
- Known issues
- Contacting F5 Networks
- Legal notices

Supported platforms

This release supports the following platforms:

  • BIG-IP 800 (C114)
  • BIG-IP 1600 (C102)
  • BIG-IP 3600 (C103)
  • BIG-IP 3900 (C106)
  • BIG-IP 6900 (D104)
  • BIG-IP 6900S (D104)
  • BIG-IP 8900 (D106)
  • BIG-IP 8950 (D107)
  • BIG-IP 8950S (D107)
  • BIG-IP 11000 (E101)
  • BIG-IP 11050 (E102)
  • BIG-IP 11050N (E103)
  • Enterprise Manager 4000 (C106)

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

User documentation for this release

For a comprehensive list of documentation that is relevant to this release, refer to these documentation pages:

Features and fixes in 10.1.17

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
421246 Updated text in aom_flash error message.
431180 Fixed an issue where AOM would not install on 800/1600/3600/3900/6900/8900/11000 platforms running some earlier versions of BIG-IP software.

Features and fixes in 10.1.16

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

Support for new platform

This release provides support for the BIG-IP 800 platform.

Features and fixes in 10.1.15

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
386032 Auto-MDIX stays enabled even when the management port settings are forced.
412319 Extended statistics for Host/AOM management and switch interfaces to expose broadcast packet counts. Corrected calculation of total and unicast packet counters.

Features and fixes in 10.1.14

This release contains no fixes and enhancements.

Features and fixes in 10.1.13

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
380035 Fixed an issue that caused the IM installation method for the AOM package to fail on BIG-IP 11000, 11050, or 11050N platforms.
380817 AOM now saves the recent contents of serial output from the host across host reboots, even when no serial console is attached. The contents are written to log files on both the AOM and the host, either after a host reboot/power event or at a user's request. This feature is not enabled by default. To enable it, you must manually change and restart the hostconsh script.
383994 AOM now disables IPv6 address auto-configuration from IPv6 router advertisement.
384514 Fixed an issue where 3900 platforms occasionally experienced intermittent blinking LEDs on the front panel at power up.
384515 Fixed an issue where 1600 and 3600 platforms occasionally experienced intermittent blinking LEDs on the front panel at power up.

Features and fixes in 10.1.12

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 383994 AOM now disables IPv6 address auto-configuration from IPv6 router advertisement.

Features and fixes in 10.1.11

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 359376 AOM error messages that are level LOG_ERR or lower and that appear on the console are now logged to the Host at /var/log/ltm.

Features and fixes in 10.1.10

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 366934 On 11000 and 11050 platforms, pressing 'P' on the Always-On Management (AOM) Menu no longer causes AOM to reboot.

Features and fixes in 10.1.9

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 347072 Resolved an issue which could cause a BIG-IP 11050 FIPS platform to experience a thermal shutdown when it was within an acceptable temperature range.
ID 350829 /var/log/ltm on the Host now logs the event when the AOM shuts the system down due to chassis fan failure.
ID 358174 AOM log messages longer than 80 characters are now handled properly.
ID 364601 AOM now supports SHA-256 password hashes.

Features and fixes in 10.1.8

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 225679 The rate at which certain recurring messages are logged is now reduced.
ID 327388 Forcing the media settings on the MGMT interface no longer results in a failure to achieve a link.
ID 350829 Host power down messages are now logged to the LTM log file.
ID 351061 CPLD update capabilities are now enabled for the BIG-IP 11050 NEBS platform.
ID 355152 The AOM interface stats/media system has been updated to eliminate a memory leak.

Features and fixes in 10.1.7

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

Support for new platform

This release provides support for the new Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) compliant version of the BIG-IP 11050 platform.

Features and fixes in 10.1.5

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 335149 In this release, you might see a single out-of-range error message about fan speeds on certain platforms. After the system displays the error, the fans spin up to full speed, with no subsequent error messages.

Features and fixes in 10.1.4

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 335771 There are no longer multiple reboots on BIG-IP 1600 and 3600 platforms due to a watchdog timeout.
ID 335772 An issue that affected the ability to toggle the host power has been fixed.
ID 335774 The message b44: probe of ssb0:0 failed with error 19 no longer displays during initialization.
ID 335776 Power on and power off when using hwreset is now more reliable.

Features and fixes in 10.1.3

This release contains no fixes and enhancements.

Features and fixes in 10.1.2

This release includes the following fixes and enhancements.

ID Number Description
ID 335676 The AOM I2C bus adapter now properly protects the bus from multiple accesses by different devices.
ID 335678 The sensor daemon no longer fails to shut down the host when the temperature sensor reading is above the trip limit.
ID 335679 The watchdog timer no longer causes AOM to reboot one or more times when applying power to a 1600 or 3600 platform while the power switch is in the ON position.
ID 335680 The AOM sensor daemon now displays negative temperature readings properly.

Features and fixes in 10.1.1

This release contains no fixes and enhancements.

Downloading the AOM IM file from F5 Networks

The AOM update is provided as an IM installation package. On supported systems, you can copy the IM package to the system and update AOM.
  1. Log on to https://downloads.f5.com/.
  2. In the Hardware-Specific area, click Platform.
  3. Select aom from the list.
  4. Click the name of the release with the most recent date. You have to accept the software terms and conditions before you can proceed.
  5. Click the file name <file_name>.im to start the download.
  6. Download the corresponding checksum file. The corresponding checksum file has the same name as the IM file, except that .md5 is the file extension.
After the download is complete, you should verify the integrity of the file by checking the MD5 checksum.

Using the MD5 checksum to check the integrity of the download

You can perform this task after you download update files and their corresponding .md5 files from the F5 Networks downloads site (http://downloads.f5.com).
Verify the MD5 checksum on each file you download using the md5sum command. Use the output to verify the integrity of the downloaded file.
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Verify the integrity of the downloaded file, where <file_name>.md5 is the name of the .md5 file you downloaded. md5sum -c <file_name>.md5
If the output is OK, the download was successful. If not, you should download the file again and repeat the process.

Installing AOM from an IM installation package

You should copy the IM file to the system you intend to update before you begin this procedure.
You can install the latest version of AOM from an IM file provided by F5 Networks.
  1. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
  2. Type the following command to install AOM, where <file_name>.im is the name of the file you downloaded: im <file_name>.im When the installation completes, the following system prompt displays: --- Press <Esc>( for Command Menu

Known issues

This release contains the following known issues.

ID Number Description
247891 A full_box_reboot reboots the host but does not reboot AOM. For information about resetting AOM, see the platform guide for your hardware model or http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/9000/400/sol9403.html.
342734 The AOM is not reset under normal conditions, but if it should reboot, it is possible that the Host management interface traffic could be interrupted for as long as 10 seconds.

Contacting F5 Networks

Phone: (206) 272-6888
Fax: (206) 272-6802
Web: http://support.f5.com
Email: support@f5.com

For additional information, please visit http://www.f5.com.

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