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BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IQ system that runs as a virtual machine in specifically-supported hypervisors. BIG-IQ VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IQ system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IQ software.
BIG-IQ VE is compatible with using Citrix® XenCenter® version 5.6 with Service Pack 2 or version 6.0.
The XenServer virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE), at minimum, must include:
For production licenses, F5 Networks suggests using the maximum configuration limits for the BIG-IQ VE system. Reservations can be less for lab editions. For each virtual machine, the XenServer virtual machine guest environment permits a maximum of 7 virtual network adapters (1 management + 6 dataplane).
There are also some maximum configuration limits to consider for deploying a BIG-IQ VE virtual machine, such as: