Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022
Known Affected Versions:
12.1.0, 12.1.0 HF1, 12.1.0 HF2, 12.1.1, 12.1.1 HF1, 12.1.1 HF2, 12.1.2, 12.1.2 HF1, 12.1.2 HF2, 12.1.3
Opened: Jul 07, 2017 Severity: 3-Major Related Article:
Related Article: K41458656
A different license is required for each Virtual Edition (VE) instance.
Cannot reuse an existing VE license.
Creating new instances of VE.
For Virtual Edition (VE) BIG-IP systems, licenses can now reused by other VE instances by revoking an active license on one and installing it on another.
Revoke license is a new feature so that licenses can be reused for other virtual edition configurations. To revoke a license using tmsh, run the following command: tmsh revoke sys license registration-key <reg-key-number> The system responds with the following confirmation prompt: Revoking the license will return this BIG-IP to an unlicensed state. It will stop processing traffic. Are you sure? Y/N: When you type y, the system revokes the license and returns a response similar to the following: License successfully revoked [root@bigip11:LICENSE INOPERATIVE:Standalone] config # Jul 17 12:04:28 bigip11 emerg mcpd: 01070608:0: License is not operational (expired or digital signature does not match contents).