BIG-IP® WOM® Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IP WOM system that runs as a virtual machine (VM) in specifically supported hypervisors. BIG-IP VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IP WOM system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IP® software. Hypervisor compatibility, specifications, and instructions for setting up VE for any BIG-IP system are documented elsewhere. An additional consideration for BIG-IP WOM VE is the extra disk option, with which you can allocate datastor for symmetric deduplication to the disk.
The VMware virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IP® WOM® VE, at minimum, must include the following:
The BIG-IP® WOM® VE product license determines the maximum allowed throughput rate. Three license options are available for BIG-IP WOM VE:
To view the rate limit, you can display the BIG-IP VE licensing page within the BIG-IP Configuration utility. Lab editions have no guarantee of throughput rate and are not supported for production environments.
You configure BIG-IP® WOM® VE just as you would any BIG-IP VE system. If you select one of the extra disk options during configuration, you can then allocate the additional disk space for symmetric deduplication datastor. If more disk space is required when using VE, you can size the extra disk from the default of 50GB to 255GB.
If you configure BIG-IP WOM with an extra disk, you must then delete the datastor volume that is on the primary disk, and assign it to the extra disk.