BIG IQ DCD
I wonder if F5 BIGIQ DCDs are free if you purchase BIG IQ VE . Because in datasheet it says it's a no cost part but when you want to install it it needs license and also in f5 website there is a part number for thes DCD nodes.
from BIG-IQ version 7.1 no license is needed, during Setup you can click "Skip License".
Messages will appear indicating that the license is either expired or not operational. This is of cosmetic nature and F5 says it will be fixed in a later release. See also: https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K29997602