Original Publication Date: 01/19/2018
Updated Date: 06/15/2018
F5 Networks tests the functionality of BIG-IP Access Policy Manager on the most-used platforms and ensures support with the commonly used operating systems (OS) and browsers. Both IPv4 and IPv4+IPv6 deployments are supported, except as noted below.
|ActiveSync and Outlook Anywhere||+||n/a||+|
|Cache and Session Control||+1||n/a||n/a|
|AV and FW Check2||+||+||+|
|Machine Certificate Check||+||n/a||+|
|Windows Info Check||+||n/a||n/a|
|Machine Info Inspector||+||+4||+4|
|DNS Relay Proxy Service||+||n/a||n/a|
|Traffic Control Service||+||n/a||n/a|
|BIG-IP® Edge Client™||+||+||+|
|Inbox F5 VPN Client||+5||n/a||n/a|
|Reconnect to Domain||+||n/a||n/a|
|Citrix Terminal Services||+||+||+|
|Microsoft RDP Terminal Services||+||n/a||n/a|
|Microsoft RDP Terminal Services (Java)||+8||+8||+8|
1 Cache and Session Control does not remove forms data, passwords and cookies under Firefox and Google Chrome.
2 Visit www.askf5.com for a list of supported antivirus and firewall vendors
3 Protected Workspace is not supported on Windows 10
4Machine Info Inspector can only collect MAC addresses on Mac and Linux platforms
5 Inbox F5 VPN client is supported on Windows 8.1
6 For Linux, the Network Access feature does not work with a proxy server
7IPv6 not supported
8 Java RDP and Java AppTunnels are not supported on Google Chrome
9 Automatic application launch for Java AppTunnels is not supported on Mac with Safari 7.x browser.
F5 Networks® supports the listed operating systems and browser releases, with the latest service pack or service pack equivalent, for up to 3 years from the time of initial release, as long as the listed operating systems and browsers are still supported by the vendor.
If an operating system or browser vendor ends mainstream support before the end of that 3 year period for a release or service pack, F5 Networks® will also end support at the same time. Once an operating system or browser has surpassed the 3-year date from release, F5 Networks® will continue to monitor the user base of this operating system or browser release. When a release reaches a usage level that can no longer justify development, test, and support resources, we will issue an EoL (End of Life) Solution at least three months prior to the planned EoDS (End of Development Support).
Microsoft's introduction of Servicing Branches in Windows 10 has changed the F5 Networks® support policy for Windows 10 as follows:
F5 Networks® will support Microsoft Windows 10 Current Branch (CB) releases, Current Branch For Business (CBB) releases and Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) releases, up to two years from the initial release date, as long as such a release is within the "mainstream support" period.
Once a release has passed two years from the release date, F5 Networks® will monitor the user base of this release. When a release reaches a usage level that can no longer justify development, test, and support resources, we will issue an EoL (End of Life) Solution at least three months prior to the planned EoDS (End of Development Support).
See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet for more details. For specific information about which builds Microsoft supports as part of its servicing branches, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/waas-overview#servicing-branches.
Important: This policy only applies to the BIG-IP end-user interfaces, and not the administrative web console for BIG-IP or any other F5 product.
F5 Networks supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows® Vista SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 Update, Windows® 10 running IE11, Firefox 34, or Chrome 40*.
F5 Networks supports all 64-bit x86_64 Linux operating systems (OS) with enabled Kernel support for PPP interfaces and libc version 2 or later, running Firefox 34 or Chrome 40*. 32-bit Linux operating systems are not supported.
F5 Networks supports macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12), OS X® 10.11, Apple® OS X® 10.10 and Apple® OS X® 10.9 devices running Firefox 34, Safari 8.x, Safari 9.x, Safari 10.x, Safari 11.x, or Chrome 40*.
F5 Networks supports Android™ versions 4 through 8.
Android 4 and later is supported on BIG-IP Edge Client version 2.0.8 and higher, and F5 Access 3.0.0 and higher. The BIG-IP Edge Portal app, which previously provided secure mobile access to enterprise web applications, is no longer provided for download.
F5 Networks supports Apple® iOS® versions 9, 10, and 11. For Network Access functionality please install F5 BIG-IP Edge Client from iTunes. The BIG-IP Edge Portal app, which previously provided secure mobile access to enterprise web applications, is no longer provided for download.
Windows RT, Windows Phone 7 and 8 are supported with clientless features. In addition, Windows RT also supports Citrix. Please note the following exceptions:
F5 Networks supports Java SE 7 and Java SE 8. Java-related features cannot be utilized using Google Chrome on OS X and Linux because Google Chrome does not support Java plugin on OS X and Linux.
The Portal Access feature supports the following applications:
Outlook Anywhere supports the following versions of client applications:
The following server products were qualified for compatibility with F5 BIG-IP APM Secure Proxy:
The following clients were tested:
The following server products were qualified for compatibility with F5 BIG-IP APM Secure PCoIP Proxy:
* APM supports BLAST and BLAST Extreme protocol over TCP for Windows and Linux desktops and applications. APM supports VMware True SSO.
The following clients were tested:
* Currently, BIG-IP APM does not support launching of HTML5-enabled RDS applications.
** VMware Horizon View HTML5 Client is not supported for Horizon 7.4 and higher.
F5 BIG-IP APM Secure Remote Desktop Gateway supports the following server products:
Please install Microsoft Windows KB2592687
The following clients were tested:
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