Original Publication Date: 02/21/2013
Updated Date: 02/25/2016
BIG-IP VIPRION blades may be marked down when using Packet Filters.
This issue occurs when all of the following conditions are met:
This issue occurs because the packet filter filters internal MPI communication between blades.
BIG-IP VIPRION blades are marked down and fail over to other hosts in the device group.
As a result of this issue, you may encounter the following symptoms:
err tmm[<pid>]: 01340003:3: Cluster error: Local MPI connections failed, bringing down my blade, and an automatic MPI recovery is underway.
F5 Product Development has assigned ID 390540 to this issue, and has confirmed that this issue exists in the products listed in the Applies To box. For information about releases or hotfixes that resolve this issue, refer to the following table:
|Type of Fix
|Release||11.4.0||SOL2200: Most recent versions of F5 software|
||SOL9502: BIG-IP hotfix matrix
To work around this issue, add a packet filter rule to allow MPI traffic between blades. To do so, perform the following procedure:
Impact of workaround: None.
( src net 127.0.0.0/8 ) and ( dst net 127.0.0.0/8 )