F5 Licensing

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!
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giltjrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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
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