Bug ID 673129: New feature: revoke license

Last Modified: Oct 01, 2018

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP All(all modules)

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

Fixed In:
12.1.3.1

Opened: Jul 07, 2017
Severity: 3-Major
Related AskF5 Article:
K41458656

Symptoms

A different license is required for each Virtual Edition (VE) instance.

Impact

Cannot reuse an existing VE license.

Conditions

Creating new instances of VE.

Workaround

None.

Fix Information

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.

Behavior Change

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[5144]: 01070608:0: License is not operational (expired or digital signature does not match contents).