Bug ID 699147: Hourly billed cloud images are now pre-licensed

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

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:

Opened: Dec 15, 2017
Severity: 3-Major


Hourly billed images in cloud environments require outbound internet access to the F5 public license server in order to retrieve a license. This causes some sites with strict network access policies to fail to license.


Hourly instances do not receive licenses and thus could not pass traffic without outbound internet access.


Using hourly billing.


Enable outbound internet access when the guest instance is created to allow it to license, then revoke it.

Fix Information

Hourly billed cloud images are now pre-licensed and so do not require internet access to receive a license.

Behavior Change