Dear magicians, here's another mystery:
I've got a HA cluster running 12.1.3 in production. The interfaces are as they should be:
1.1: external, running on eth1
1.2: internal, running on eth2
1.3: HA-Sync, running on eth3
I took a copy into my lab, basically following https://devcentral.f5.com/questions/how-to-copy-existing-vip-config-to-other-f5-device-in-command-line .
Now, this didn't work out, I was unable to get any connections besides of the management interface, and even this was unstable while taking the other interfaces to different VLANs.
Eventually, I saw these lines while booting up the lab VE:
iptables: Applying firewwall rules: [ OK ]
Swapping ethernet interfaces: Swapping eth3 and eth0
Swapping eth3 and eth1
Swapping eth3 and eth2
[ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK]
Has anyone a clue why this swapping happens and how to disable it?
Everything would be fine without.. ;)
No input found so far, neither for bigip nor for centos.
Thanks in advance,