Bug ID 725668: Licensing fails on a single-NIC device if a VLAN name other than 'internal' is used for the dataplane.

Last Modified: Jul 12, 2023

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

Known Affected Versions:
13.0.0, 13.0.0 HF1, 13.0.0 HF2, 13.0.0 HF3, 13.0.1, 13.1.0,,,,,,,,, 13.1.1,,,,, 13.1.3,,,,,,, 13.1.4,, 13.1.5,, 14.0.0,,,,,, 14.0.1,

Fixed In:

Opened: Jun 25, 2018

Severity: 3-Major


Licensing fails with the following error in /var/log/ltm: Curl request to metadata service failed with error(45): 'Failed binding local connection end'


The BIG-IP system fails to activate and cannot pass traffic.


-- BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) has provision.1nic enabled. -- The default 'internal' VLAN for the dataplane has been given a different name.


Use 'internal' as the name for the 1nic dataplane VLAN interface.

Fix Information

Licensing no longer fails in 1nic BIG-IP VE instances when the 1nic dataplane VLAN name is changed to a custom value from its default name 'internal'.

Behavior Change

Guides & references

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