You must have a base registration key to license the BIG-IQ® system. If you do not have a base registration key, contact
the F5 Networks sales group (http://www.f5.com).
If the BIG-IQ® system is not connected to the public internet,
this procedure can activate its license.
Using a browser on which you have configured the management interface, type
where <management_IP_address> is the address you
specified for device management.
This is the IP address that the BIG-IQ system uses to communicate with its
Log in to BIG-IQ System with the default user name admin
and password admin.
In the Base Registration Key field, type or paste the
BIG-IQ registration key.
In the Add-on Keys field, paste any additional license
key you have.
For the Activation Method setting, select
Manual and click the Get
The BIG-IQ system refreshes and displays the dossier in the
Device Dossier field.
Copy the text displayed in the Device Dossier field, and
click the Access F5 manual activation web portal
Alternatively, you can navigate to the F5 license activation portal at
Click Activate License.
The Activate F5 Product page opens.
Paste the dossier into the Enter your dossier field, and
then click the Next button.
After a pause, the license key text displays.
Select the check box next to the I have read and agree to the terms of this license to agree to the
license terms, and then click the Next button.
After a brief pause, the license key text displays.
Copy the license key.
On BIG-IQ Device, into the License Text field, paste the
Click the Next button at the top of the page.
You still need to confirm the management address, set up your DNS and NTP services,
and update your passwords before you can launch.