The Information Server can handle up to twenty five serial numbers and/or registration keys per request.
A valid F5 Registration Key is comprised of alpha-only characters arranged in blocks, separated by hyphens:
The last segment (rightmost, denoted above as 'AAAAAAA') of a registration key is referred to as a 'License Serial Key'. This value is unique and is used as a "short hand" method for identifying a specific registration key. License Serial Keys cannot be used in the Information Server to retrieve data; a full registration key must be used.
Any valid F5 Registration Key can be entered. The Information Server will return data on both Base and Add-on Registration Keys.
F5 manufactured products have Serial Numbers that begin with 'BIP' and end with an 'S':
Registration Keys and Serial Numbers are not case sensitive.
|F5 Product Information||
This section contains the following type of information:
|Service and Warranty Information||
Lists all service contracts assigned to the system, including current, future, and/or expired service contracts. For each contract, it specifies the dates of service coverage, and the F5 service part number.
|Base Key For F5 Product||
Registration key for a base F5 product, such as BIG-IP, FirePass, WebAccelerator and WANJet product lines. If you requested a product profile for a serial number using the base registration key, only the last segment of the base registration key is shown for security purposes.
Lists all software options added to your base product license. For each option, the last segment of the corresponding add-on registration key is displayed, along with the corresponding license settings and current status.
|Hardware and Software Options||Lists all hardware and software options purchased at time of sale or added at a later date. The part number(s) and serial number(s) listed in this section would appear on a renewal service contract.|
|Unknown SN||Indicates that the registration key has been activated on a 3rd party platform with an unknown system serial number.|