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Product Manuals and Release notes
BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IP system that runs as a virtual machine in specifically-supported hypervisors (Microsoft® Hyper-V® for this guide). BIG-IP VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IP system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IP software.
BIG-IP VE is compatible with Microsoft Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role enabled using Hyper-V Manager management software.
The Hyper-V 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.
There are also some maximum configuration limits to consider for deploying a BIG-IP VE virtual machine, such as: