BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IQ system that runs as a guest in specifically-supported hypervisors. BIG-IQ VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IQ system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IQ® software.
Each time there is a new release of BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) software, it includes support for additional hypervisor management products. The Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix on the AskF5™ website, http://support.f5.com, details which hypervisors are supported for each release.
BIG-IQ VE is compatible with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 hypervisors. This guide documents the AWS interface as it exists just prior to the version 11.6.0 BIG-IP software release.
The EC2 virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE), at minimum, must include: