How To: Resolve F5 SSH Discovery commands from timing out


You note that certain pattern steps, such as "get pools" or commands ("show ltm virtual detail") are consistently timing out in the F5 Load Balancer SSH pattern.

Generally this is due to large commands that result in tmsh requiring an interactive prompt to display additional rows. Since the script implementation cannot handle interactive prompts this causes the command to hang until timing out

Note that there appears to be a bug with tmsh/less such that tmsh is still piping output to less despite configuring a command with "pager disabled" (see References section)

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