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Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?

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Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?


I have one where the license expired in February. It's only being used as an access point to segregate Public Wi-Fi usage at a library.

It was rebooted about 10 days ago and the Wi-Fi and routing are still working, but SNMP is now getting blocked and any edits to the firewall are ignored with a System log entry being created: [Security Settings] Firewall policy change could not be applied due to an invalid license.

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Re: Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?

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My license page was showing all blades as expired, I clicked the Activate link and it turned on the Firewall,  Identity Awareness, Advanced Networking, and IPSec VPN blades.

It's working now and SNMP reads are allowed now.

Thanks!

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Re: Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?

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The answer is "it depends."

For example, my 1100 cannot be used even as a firewall after Jun 12th unless I get a new license for it Smiley Happy

However, my 1490 clearly could:

My guess is that your 600 is provisioned with a different SKU that results in a Firewall license that expires, similar to my 1100 above.

(My 1100 is a pre-production unit)

In theory, all appliances should include a license for Firewall + VPN that doesn't expire.

Either way, I would check with Account Services. 

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Re: Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?

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Indeed I've seen many 11xx/6xx boxes and once you activate then it does not expire (ever) , just subscription based services (App Ctrl/IPS/etc). So unless it is a special purpose box (Demo/Trial/etc) the Firewall and VPN Ipsec lics are permanent. 

Moreover cannot easily recall anyone having problems with this at all. 

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My license page was showing all blades as expired, I clicked the Activate link and it turned on the Firewall,  Identity Awareness, Advanced Networking, and IPSec VPN blades.

It's working now and SNMP reads are allowed now.

Thanks!

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Re: Is a 600 Appliance with an expired license still usable as a basic firewall/router?

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Excellent Smiley Happy

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