Bug ID 958353: Restarting the mcpd messaging service renders the PAYG VE license invalid.

Last Modified: Nov 07, 2022

Bug Tracker

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

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 14.1.4,, 15.0.0, 15.0.1,,,,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1,

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.4,

Opened: Oct 22, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


Upon mcpd service restart, the pay as you grow Virtual Edition license becomes invalid.


The license becomes expired. A message is displayed in the console: mcpd[5122]: 01070608:0: License is not operational (expired or digital signature does not match contents).


Restarting the mcpd messaging service.


If you cannot avoid restarting the mcpd messaging service, then you must issue the reloadlic command, or reboot the BIG-IP (using your preferred method).

Fix Information

Fixed an issue with pay as you grow licenses following a mcpd restart.

Behavior Change