Greetings to All,
I tried to upgrade a VE (perpetual Lab License) from version 12 to 14. After reboot no longer have management access. Consoled from Hyper V and saw it's prompt is in REACTIVATE LICENSE state. Looks like config was not loaded after upgrade.
Prior to upgrade did click Re-activate License from GUI. Probably was not successful or something. Is there anyway to recover the box? I will appreciate.
Give a try to check license state and re-activate it through cli.
Also if configuration is not getting loaded, try it through cli using "load sys config"
Hope it helps!
Appreciate your reply Mayur and apologize replying late. This is a sandbox and after the weekend I had to prioritize production needs today. Also I have to involve another team to get console access. I am looking in to installing a program to tunnel the serial port data to a TCP port so that I can remote in independently. Once I get a chance I will look in to it and let you know how it goes. Once again thanks a lot.
Probably I'm dead in the water. Perpetual lab license was courtesy of F5 SE. I tried to Re-activate license manually and finished the process but service check is not allowing to upgrade.
Licensed On 2017/07/12
Service Check Date 2017/03/01
Platform ID Z100h
BIG-IP, VE, LAB
Lesson learned I guess and may help someone down the road if somebody confirms.