Bug ID 486137: License activation may not proceed if MCPD is not fully operational

Last Modified: Oct 06, 2020

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP Install/Upgrade(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.2.0, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.1 HF1, 11.5.1 HF10, 11.5.1 HF11, 11.5.1 HF2, 11.5.1 HF3, 11.5.1 HF4, 11.5.1 HF5, 11.5.1 HF6, 11.5.1 HF7, 11.5.1 HF8, 11.5.1 HF9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.0 HF1, 11.6.0 HF2, 11.6.0 HF3

Fixed In:
12.0.0, 11.6.0 HF4, 11.5.2

Opened: Oct 22, 2014
Severity: 2-Critical
Related AskF5 Article:


When the MCPD is not fully started, the activation process may fail.


Activation of license may not succeed.


When the MCPD service is not fully operational, and an attempt is made to perform activation, the activation may fail, due to incomplete data in the message to the activation service.


Wait until MCPD is fully operational before performing license activation.

Fix Information

Activation function has been modified to eliminate dependency on the MCPD.

Behavior Change