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BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IP system that runs as a virtual machine in specifically-supported hypervisors. BIG-IP VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IP system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IP® software.
BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) is compatible with vCloud™ Director 1.5 hosts.
The vCloud™ Director virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE), at minimum, must include:
For production licenses, F5 Networks suggests using the maximum configuration limits for the BIG-IP VE system. Reservations can be less for lab editions. The vCloud™ Director virtual machine guest environment permits a maximum of 10 virtual network adapters (1 Flexible mgmt + 9 VMXNET3 dataplane) per virtual machine.
There are also some maximum configuration limits to consider for deploying a BIG-IP VE virtual machine, such as: