F5 Question of the Week 1

Question: Networks Heaven has deployed F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager in its data center. The BIG-IP system needs to be licensed before it is configured to load balance the traffic over web servers. Which must be sent to the license server to generate a new license.


A.  the system’s purchase order number

B.  the system’s base license

C. the system Registration Key

D. the system’s host name

E. the system’s dossier

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E. the system’s dossier

The BIG-IP system comes pre-loaded with a base registration key that can be used to activate the license for your system. Licensing can be done via the command line or the GUI, depending on your preference. Either way, the method is similar.


You start with the base registration key and use it to generate a dossier. You send the dossier to the F5 license server and use it to generate the license. You bring the license back to the BIG-IP system and install it into the appropriate location.