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BIG-IP versions 1.x - 4.x
- 2.1.4 PTF-01
This product temporary fix (PTF) provides fixes for BIG/ip Controller, version 2.1.4. The PTF includes all fixes released since version 2.1.4, including fixes originally released in prior PTFs.
Apply the PTF to BIG/ip Controller version 2.1.4 using the following process:
- Click here and follow the instructions for using the F5 Networks FTP site.
Use FTP in passive mode from the BIG/ip Controller to download the file. To place FTP in passive mode, type pass from the command line before transferring the file.
- Download the appropriate file to the /var/tmp/ directory on the target BIG/ip Controller:
- For US BIG/ip Controllers, download the v214ptf1domkit.tar file.
- For international BIG/ip Controllers, download the v214ptf1intlkit.tar file.
- Enter the following commands to install this PTF:
tar -xvpf v214ptf1domkit.tar (Domestic HA/HA+ and LB)
tar -xvpf v214ptf1intlkit.tar (International HA/LB)
- Run the following commands:
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
The install automatically creates a backup of the /etc/syslog.conf file in /var/save/backupyymmdd_hhmm/ on the BIG/ip Controller and removes any old files that are no longer used. If you have made changes to the /etc/syslog.conf file, you may need to edit that file and retype your modifications.
The checksums for this PTF are available in a file called sums, which can be downloaded from the FTP site.
Once you have installed the PTF software, please refer to the Configuring and using the updated software.
- CR 6015: Added support for AOL proxies 152.163 to 152.207
Added support for AOL proxies so that client addresses map to a common address when the sysctl variable bigip.persist_map_proxies is set to 1. For more information, see Setting up AOL proxy mapping.
Setting up AOL proxy mapping
To set up AOL proxy mapping, set the sysctl variable bigip.persist_map_proxies to 1. This maps the 152 and 170 class A networks and the 202.67 and 205.188 class B networks to a common address. By default, this feature is turned on:
sysctl -w bigip.persist_map_proxies=1
Note: To turn this feature off, set the sysctl variable to 0.
We recommend in addition to setting the sysctl variable bigip.persist_map_proxies, that you set a persist mask of 255.255.0.0 so that all the AOL addresses map to a common address.
To set the persist mask in the F5 Configuration utility
- In the navigation pane, click Virtual Servers.
The Virtual Servers screen opens.
- In the Virtual Servers list, click the virtual server you want to configure.
The Virtual Servers Properties screen opens.
- In the Persistence section, type the following information:
- Timeout (seconds)
Type the number of seconds for persistence on the virtual server. This timeout overrides the persistence timeout set at the port level.
Type the mask 255.255.0.0.
- Timeout (seconds)
- Click the Apply button.
- Repeat this procedure for each virtual server.
To set the persist mask from the command line
To set the persist mask 255.255.0.0 from the command line, type the following command:
bigpipe vip <virtual IP> persist mask 255.255.0.0
For <virtual IP>, type in the IP address of the virtual server for which you want to set the persist mask.
The following table is an example of how a set of client addresses would map with the persist mask set to 255.255.0.0:
|Client Address||Persist Address|
|126.96.36.199||188.8.131.52 (non AOL address is not mapped)|
Virtual servers configured with 0 or 255 in the last octet
The F5 Configuration utility does not handle virtual servers configured with 0 or 255 in the last octet. If a virtual server is configured with 0 or 255 in the last octet, no virtual servers are displayed in the F5 Configuration utility.
Manually configured host names in the /etc/bigip.conf file
If you use the configsync feature or change the configuration in the F5 Configuration utility, host names configured in the /etc/bigip.conf file are changed to IP addresses.