Unofficial and very cheap Solution for activating F5 BIGIP License
Generally, BIG-IP is a collection of hardware platforms and software solutions providing services focused on security, reliability, and performance. F5’s BIG-IP is a family of products covering software and hardware designed around application availability, access control, and security solutions. F5’s software and hardware application consists of delivery controller and security products.
Due to the numerous problems in providing F5’s service contracts, buying original license and also according to costly prices that out a lot of pressures on organizations and customers. Moreover, all license costs will be increase in a case of penalties and all the previous subscriptions should be pay out in advance to the new subscriptions. All these F5 license challenges has brought disappointment to customers and made them to migrate to other solutions.
Our company has tried to provide a substitute solution with much cost-effective prices to activate all F5 company’s equipment including BIG-IP and BIG-IQ.
This solution is as follows that the available Firmware on the device will be replaced with a modified version so we have the ability to activate the device license like full modules in an arbitrary period of time.
The list of activated modules (by F5 cheap licenses) are as follows:
- Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
- Global Traffic (DNS)
- Access Policy Manager (APM)
- Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
- Application Security Manager (ASM)+(AWAF)
- Carrier-Grade NAT (CGNAT)
- Policy Enforcement Manager (PEM)
- Fraud Protection Service (FPS)
- Application Visibility and Reporting (AVR)
- Application Acceleration Manager (AAM)
- Secure Web Gateway (SWG)
- SSL Orchestrator (SSLO)
- Link Control (LC)
- Max Compression
- Routing Bundle
- Crypto Offload
- Software Development Kit (SDK)
Using these licenses, the customer has the ability to install and update all the provided updates by the F5 Company, as an offline package. Also, the intended new upgrade version of Firmware appliance during the guaranty will be installed completely, and the modified ISO file will be delivered to the employer.
At the discretion of the employer, the steps of update and updates delivery will be done by our experts using remote connection. in a completely limited and private way, will be removed the chassis of standby from high quality and install the updates. Then standby chassis will be activated and after that, the same procedure will be done the second one. After all, the appliances would be clustered again with full functionality. The whole process for a pair of appliances will take about 1 to 2 hours.
also support and maintenance including response and 24*7 troubleshooting will be done in a case of disruption in overall performance or a part of appliances which happened due to software update.
We have been able to provide complete professional and technical services in this field. Among these services, the following can be mentioned:
- Needs cognition, knowing and discovering the current situation
- Examining different scenarios to fulfill current requirements and conditions
- Initial design as HLD
- Setting up and preparing the LOM documentary according to the initial design
- Preparation the RFP documentary for conducting inquiries
- Monitoring of equipment supply processes
- Monitoring the process of installation and starting up and delivery of equipment process
- Initial design and design with details
- Initial installation and starting up of current appliances
- Additional settings of the appliances based on the client’s needs and design with details
- Preparation of documents related to appliances and their settings
- Advanced settings after a few days have passed since the end of the general settings (tuning)
- Maintenance services, including F5 modules update, appliances image upgrade
These services include advanced settings and optimization of appliances modules (tuning) such as: AFM, LTM, APM, ASM and AWAF, which can be provided remotely. These services are optional and if needed by checking the domain the price will be calculated.
In various modules, optimization and advanced settings will be done according to customer’s requirements and appliances’ resources. Advanced settings will be divided into 3 categories based on the mentioned items:
- Full-automatic (with minimal human intervention)
- Semi-automatic (expert human force involved in automatic processes)
- Non-automatic and manual (expert human forces to perform adjustments and anytime monitoring)
In cases 1 and 2, artificial intelligence and machine learning will help you to finalize and strengthen the policies with less errors and spend less time. At the end of the optimization process (Tuning), we will make the existing policies fortified and impenetrable.