Bug ID 550005: After applying a new Mbps rate limited license on VE, the new rate limit do not take effect

Last Modified: Sep 13, 2023

Affected Product(s):
BIG-IP MA-VE(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
11.3.0, 11.4.0, 11.4.1, 11.5.0, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9, 11.5.10, 11.6.0, 11.6.1, 11.6.2, 11.6.3,,,,, 11.6.4, 11.6.5,,,, 12.0.0, 12.0.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.0.0 HF2, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.0.0 HF3, 12.0.0 HF4, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2

Fixed In:

Opened: Oct 01, 2015

Severity: 3-Major


When a license is changed on a VE Big-IP and the new license has a different Mbps throughput rate limit, that new rate limit will not take effect until after a restart of the tmm occurs. There will be no prompt or warning that a restart is needed.


Applying a new license with a different rate limit will not take effect without additional maintenance.


This applies only to BIG-IP VE


issue "bigstart restart tmm" to restart the tmm without rebooting, or reboot the BIG-IP VE.

Fix Information

Applying a new license will result in the new Mbps rate limit taking effect immediately with no tmm restart required.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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