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Jeff_Browning_2's avatar
Historic F5 Account
May 10, 2011

Management Pack - Download/Licensing Update

Hi all-



At this time, we’ve decided to stop providing the free Management Pack downloads as well as any new licenses. This is part of a larger plan that we can’t fully share details about at this point. I can say that there is a defined roadmap that has investment, is supported, and looks to offer a better overall solution for our users. Otherwise, we wouldn’t make this decision. (Candidly, I’ve seen the plan and it’s pretty damn cool. But, you’ll have to wait just a little while for more details.)



If you want to be one of the first to be notified when we can share more, we encourage you to fill out this form: (



While we completely understand and appreciate that some folks will be frustrated, we strongly believe that this will lead to a better overall management offering for customers. In the meantime, we’ll be sharing details about migration strategy, support options, and more. But, this is what I can say right now and I hope this helps explain the absence of forum participation.



Bottom line is that we truly appreciate all of the organizations using the Management Pack not to mention community members here at DevCentral. We’re committed to helping as much as we can, in the near and long term, and hope you’ll watch this space for more details. I hope this helps provide at least a little insight at this point. Please feel free to post your questions and we’ll do our best to answer as much as we can.



Best regards,



2 Replies

  • jameshendergart's avatar
    Historic F5 Account
    Hello All -



    We've received some inquiries on the above post for details about the pricing and availability of the F5 Management Pack. Please refer to the following information to help you as we move forward through April 2012 and the launch of System Center 2012 by Microsoft:



    All pricing inquiries need to go through your local F5 representative or F5 Resller sales team.



    Watch for updated information in the coming weeks.





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