Original Publication Date: 11/14/2012
Updated Date: 03/02/2017
IMPORTANT:This version of BIG-IP software has reached the End of Technical Support milestone. This content is no longer supported or maintained. For information about the BIG-IP software lifecycle policy, see article K5903 in the AskF5 knowledge base. You can find compatibility matrices for supported versions in the BIG-IP APM Knowledge Center in AskF5.
F5 Networks tests the functionality of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager on the most-used platforms, and ensures compatibility with the commonly used operating systems (OS) and browsers. Both IPv4 and IPv4+IPv6 deployments are supported, except as noted below.
|ActiveSync and Outlook Anywhere1||+||n/a||+|
|Cache and Session Control||+2||n/a||n/a|
|AV and FW Check3||+||+||+|
|Machine Certificate Check||+||n/a||n/a|
|Windows Group Policy||+||n/a||n/a|
|Windows Info Check||+||n/a||n/a|
|Machine Info Inspector||+||n/a||n/a|
|DNS Relay Proxy Service||+||n/a||n/a|
|Traffic Control Service||+||n/a||n/a|
|BIG-IP® Edge Client™||+||+||+|
|Reconnect to Domain||+||n/a||n/a|
|Citrix Terminal Services||+||+||+|
|Microsoft RDP Terminal Services||+||n/a||n/a|
|Microsoft RDP Terminal Services (Java)||+||+||+7|
1 See Qualified Mobile Devices section below
2 Cache and Session Control does not remove forms data, passwords and cookies under Firefox®
3 Visit www.askf5.com for a list of supported antivirus and firewall vendors
4 Protected Workspace is supported on 64-bit versions of Windows
5 For Linux and Mac OS®, the Network Access feature does not work with a proxy server
6 IPv6 not supported
7Google Chrome does no't support the Oracle's Java plugin on OS X
F5 Networks® will support the listed operating systems and browser releases, with the latest service pack or service pack equivalent for up to 3 years from time of initial release, as long as the listed operating systems and browsers are still supported by the vendor. If an operating system or browser vendor ends mainstream support before the end of that 3 year period for a release or service pack, F5 Networks® will also end support at the same time. Once an operating system or browser has surpassed the 3 year date from release, F5 Networks® will continually monitor the user base of this operating systems or browser release. When a release reaches a usage level that cannot justify development, test, and support resources, we will issue an EoL (End of Life) Solution announcing EoL plans at least three months prior to the planned EoDS (End of Development Support).
Important: This policy only applies to the BIG-IP end-user interfaces, and not the administrative web console for BIG-IP, or any other F5 product.
Both IPv4 and IPv4+IPv6 deployments are supported on Microsoft® Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, Apple® OS® X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, and Linux.
F5 Networks supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions Windows® Vista SP2 , Windows® 7 and Windows® 8 and 8.1 Update running IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox 31 or Chrome 35*.
F5 Networks supports all 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86_64 Linux operating systems (OS) with enabled Kernel support for PPP interfaces and libc version 2 or later, running Firefox 31 or Chrome 35*.
F5 Networks has fully qualified compatibility with Apple® OS X® 10.9.x, Apple® OS X® 10.8.x, and Apple® OS X® 10.7.x devices running Firefox 31, Safari 6.x, Safari 7, or Chrome 35*.
* On Chrome versions 34 and above there is limited feature support due to browser restrictions as mentioned in SOL15326. Only the following clientless features are supported: Portal Access, Java RDP, Java AppTunnels, Citrix and VMware Webtop based launch support. End Point Security checks, Protected Workspace, Network Access, MS RDP, Static AppTunnels and Dynamic Optimized AppTunnels are not supported.
Java SE 6 and Java SE 7 have been fully qualified by F5. Java related features can not be utilized using Google Chrome on OS X because Google Chrome does not support Java plugin on OS X.
The following applications are compatible with the Portal Access feature.
The following versions of the client applications are compatible with Outlook Anywhere.
The following server products were qualified for compatibility with F5 BIG-IP APM Secure Proxy:
*Please install Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.0-2747.0-HF4
The following clients were tested**:
**Please install Hotfix-BIGIP-11.2.0-2713.0-HF3
F5 Networks will support following Mobile Operating Systems:
For Network Access functionality, please install F5 BIG-IP Edge Client from iTunes (for iOS devices) or Google Play (for Android devices). Also, for secure mobile access to enterprise web applications F5 provides BIG-IP Edge Portal, which can also be downloaded from iTunes or Google Play.