Check MP for BIG-IP licences

Sometimes monitoring is not working one of the first thing to check is:  are BIG-IP MP licenses still valid or/and are licenses set up properly. 

Permanent license activation: 

To generate license request file for all unlicensed BIG-IP devices perform following steps on any of the Management Servers monitoring BIG-IP devices and has HYCU F5 Data Collector installed:

  1. From Start menu/screen launch Windows PowerShell and navigate to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Comtrade Software\HYCU SCOM MP for F5 BIGIP\Licensing
PowerShell scripts'

  1. To generate license request file (mpbigip_license_requests.dat), and save it to the desired location on

disk, execute CreateRequestFile.ps1, pass company name and path where request file should be saved. example: .\CreateRequestFile.ps1 'company name' 'C:\'

  1. To activate the license request file:

Go to the Licensing Portal: http://managementpacks.comtrade.com/mp-licensing/ Register and upload previously saved license request file. The system will automatically process your request. You should receive the license activation file mpbigip_licact_new.dat by e-mail within 10 minutes. Save it to an appropriate location. To generate license request file for desired BIG-IP devices perform following steps on any of the Management Servers monitoring BIG-IP devices and has Comtrade F5 Data Collector installed:

  1. From Start menu/screen launch Windows PowerShell and navigate to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Comtrade Software\HYCU SCOM MP for F5 BIG-IP\Licensing PowerShell scripts directory. example: cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Comtrade Software\HYCU SCOM MP for F5 BIGIP\Licensing PowerShell scripts

  1. To generate license request file (mpbigip_license_requests.dat), and save it to the desired location on

disk, execute CreateRequestFile.ps1, pass company name and path where request file should be saved and the list of BIG-IP Management addresses of devices that should be licensed. example: .\CreateRequestFileForSpecifiedBigIpDevices.ps1 'company name' 'C:\' '10.81.12.164','10.81.12.165' To apply the new license file mpbigip_licact_new.dat, perform following steps on each SCOM server:

  1. Copy the new license file mpbigip_licact_new.dat on this Management Server on appropriate location if it

doesn’t already exist.

  1. After the successful activation, when Data Collector detects new license file, it will convert it to

mpbigip_licact.dat or merge it with the previous one if it already exists.

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