Solved

F5 Licensing

Posted on 2013-01-29
3
27 Views
Last Modified: 2016-01-15
Hi, I want to buy an F5 appliance, like the 1600, but I heard that if you dont have the licensing from F5, once you get one, you're stuck with the firmware on there, like 11.2 or whatever it is, and if you do try to upgrade, the first thing it does is check your license with F5, and if it isnt licensed then it disables the appliance....

is there a workaround for this?  thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:sbsc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
giltjr earned 500 total points
ID: 38833323
As with most devices, you can't upgrade, or get support, unless you have a valid license.

Any special reason you don't want to license?

The when changing firmware levels is it generally recommended to get a updated dossier  from F5.  This requires a valid registration key, sending it to F5 and getting a dossier.  The dossier contains information about what you are licensed for.

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/7000/700/sol7752.html
0

Featured Post

Enroll in June's Course of the Month

June's Course of the Month is now available! Every 10 seconds, a consumer gets hit with ransomware. Refresh your knowledge of ransomware best practices by enrolling in this month's complimentary course for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question