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Upgrade path and procedures 14.x to 16.x

John_Van_Zant
Altostratus
Altostratus

Hello,

I have a couple of questions about upgrading from 14.x to 16.x.  I know that you can do a direct upgrade but do you need to re-license or will the existing license work?

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Heath_Parrott
F5 Employee
F5 Employee

In general license files need to reactivated, except for those purchased via a public cloud marketplace (Pay-as-you-go).  The reactivation validates entitlement to new software and updates the service check date in the license which is compared to the software version release date.  A customer is entitled to software that was released prior to the service check date.  For more information please see https://support.f5.com/csp/article/k84205182

Its also important to note that under the Version Plus license scheme, which software ranges are permitted for the particular license SKU you have. More detailed information is at the following links:

K15643: BIG-IP VE Version Plus license offerings 

K42091606: Determine your BIG-IP VE SKU and permitted software version range