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Dec 23, 2011

how to check license of icontrol in bigip

dear Icontrol


Detailed problem description:


I?m having issues creating pools via the icontrols api in the test f5.


Can you tell me how to check the license?



>> sh go Subroutine XML::Parser::Lite::_parse_re redefined at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/XML/Parser/ line 143.








$VAR1 = [ { 'address' => '', 'port' => '443' } ];


SOAP-ENV:Server Exception caught in LocalLB::urn:iControl:LocalLB/Pool::create() Exception: Common::OperationFailed primary_error_code : 17236822 (0x01070356) secondary_error_code : 0 error_string : 01070356:3: Load balancing feature not licensed.

4 Replies

  • Hi Jucao,



    That error probably indicates that the license on the unit is not valid or has expired. You should be able to check for this using get_license_activation_status:





  • does this license can be checked in bigip pipe cli?


    I didn't use icontrol too much,


    hmmmm,don't know how to use get_license_activation_status



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    Hi there jucao,

    I spoke briefly with one of my colleagues and he indicates that

    iControl is always available if the unit is licensed.

    The hyperlink (http://.../) in the comment above from hoolio can be

    copied and pasted into your browser's location field in order to visit

    a different site on the internet. I have shortened it so that it will

    be easier to copy and paste: (Link to

    Again, the full URL is:


    Yes, you should be able to access license information using either

    bigpipe or tmsh from the command line.

    If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to ask them. I will

    do my best to help you get this working.


    C.J. Adams-Collier


    Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux)








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  • You can use reloadlic to reload the license from the command line and check for any errors. If the license was loaded successfully, you won't see any output. If there was a failure, you'll see it echoed to the console and written to /var/log/ltm:



    Dec 28 09:56:17 ve11 emerg mcpd[4923]: 01070608:0: License is not operational (expired or digital signature does not match contents).