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BIG-IQ Centralized Management: Managing BIG-IP VE Subscriptions

This document provides instructions on how to manage licensing within BIG-IQ. It also provides instruction to deploy and license BIG-IQ as a License Manager.


  • Deploy and License BIG-IQ as a License Manager..................................................................5
  • Overview: BIG-IQ license manager user interface.............................................................5
  • Overview: Deploying and licensing BIG-IQ as a license manager.....................................5
  • What platforms does license manager run on?................................................................. 6
  • About the hypervisor guest definition requirements................................................ 6
  • Deploying BIG-IQ Virtual Edition........................................................................................7
  • Overview: Deploying a VMware ESXi VE ...............................................................7
  • How do I license and do the basic setup to start using BIG-IQ?......................................10
  • Perform automatic licensing and initial setup for BIG-IQ.......................................10
  • Perform manual licensing and initial setup for BIG-IQ...........................................11
  • Managing BIG-IP Licenses Using BIG-IQ............................................................................... 15
  • How do I manage software licenses for my devices?.......................................................15
  • Options for activating a license registration key............................................................... 15
  • Activate a subscription key on a BIG-IQ connected to the internet (automatic method)............................................................................................................ 15
  • Activate a license on a BIG-IQ not connected to the internet (manual method)... 16
  • Assign, revoke, or change a license or license subscription............................................ 17
  • Assign a license to a BIG-IP VE device................................................................ 17
  • Revoke a subscription license from a BIG-IP VE device.......................................18
  • Change a subscription license for a BIG-IP VE device......................................... 18
  • Create a license usage report and submit it to F5 Networks for billing............................18
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Released 01.05.00 on 28-08-2018

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