Bug ID 602596: Instance is not licensed automatically if license is lost or inoperative.

Last Modified: May 29, 2024

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

Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3,,,,,,,, 12.1.4,, 12.1.5,,,, 12.1.6

Opened: Jul 01, 2016

Severity: 4-Minor


Instance license does not work.


Instance license does not work and must be relicensed.


This can happen for the following reasons: 1. Instance lost the license due to manual deletion of the license. 2. Instance license becomes inoperative after moving config without the no-license flag.


The workaround depends on how the license was lost. If the license was manually deleted, run the following command to get a new license: /usr/libexec/autoLicense -l If the license became inoperative because the config was moved without the no-license flag, do the following to get a new license: 1. Delete /config/bigip.license. 2. Run this command: /usr/libexec/autoLicense -l.

Fix Information


Behavior Change

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