I have F5 VEs as well as physical F5s. My physicals are the i5820s. Whenever they are booting, it takes roughly 15-20 minutes to come up. With my VEs it takes maybe 5 minutes. After discussing with other F5 users as well as listening to an instructor, it seems that the boot length for my physicals is oddly long. Has anyone seen this?
The appliance -DF contain FIPS, this feature could take more time to crypt all the informations inside. After 15-20 min it starts and works well or with error? How many VS do you have inside? How use FIPS, HSM features?
We are in FIPS mode. That could very well be what it is but I believe they were that way prior to STIG implementation. It does start well with zero errors while running that I'm aware of. Very few virtual servers. Overall load is small.