Hello F5 Experts,
I have downloaded F5 VE license for to practice F5 stuff in GNS
it was my day 1, when I started practising lab in GNS, I completed few labs, saved everything and powered off my laptop after closing GNS3
next day, I started my same lab but when I powered on F5 in GNS3, it started asking to license the device again, I used the same registration key to create Dossier but now it says already this key has been used to activate license on F5 license server
could you guys please help what I can do next,
I have 29 days available for my trial license but cannot use it anymore
have also tried to create a ticket with F5 support team but when I write last 7 alphabets of my trial registration key, it says out of support
can anybody please help me over here please
These are trial licences so good chance support won't be able to help you with them. Also running F5 BIG-IP in GNS3 isn't support either I expect.
I dont believe there is much to do, the restart probably caused the hardware ID to change, making the licence invalid.
The GNS3 website comments on F5 BIG-IP suggest an approach you could try for a next attempt: "To solve the licensing issue with GNS3 it's best to download the iso and install as a virtual machine. Install the license to the virtual machine then import the vmdk into GNS3."
Hopefully F5 will issue another trial licence.
You could also look into a lab licence, which is around 100 dollars and comes with support. there you can revoke it and start again, if needed via F5 support.