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When deploying BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) on a Hyper-V host, use these best practices.
|Redundant system configuration||Run the two units of an active-standby pair on separate physical hosts by manually creating a virtual machine peer on each host.|
|Resource reservations||BIG-IP® VE is deployed with the hypervisor's default resource settings. The CPU reservation can be up to 100 percent of the defined virtual machine reserve.|
|Tagged packet transmission||Tagged packets cannot be transmitted from the guest itself. For VLAN tagged packets, configure the VLAN tag on the hypervisor for the specific interface associated with the VE.|
|Disable hyper-threading on older processors||F5 Networks recommends turning off Hyper-Threading Technology when
using host machines with Intel
Pentium 4 era processors. Doing so will prevent
possible timing issues with BIG-IP VE.
Important: Production licenses are not supported on Pentium 4 processors.