Original Publication Date: 11/03/2017
BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IP system that runs as a virtual machine. Supported modules include Local Traffic Manager, BIG-IP DNS, Application Security Manager, Access Policy Manager, Application Acceleration Manager, Policy Enforcement Manager, Application Firewall Manager, and Analytics. BIG-IP VE includes all features of device-based BIG-IP modules running on standard BIG-IP TMOS, except as noted in release notes and product documentation.
This version of the software is supported in the following configurations. For a list of VE hypervisor support, see the Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix.
All licensable module-combinations may be run on BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) guests provisioned with 12 GB or more of memory.
The following guidelines apply to VE guests configured with 8 GB of memory.
The following guidelines apply to VE guests provisioned with less than 8 GB and more than 4 GB of memory.
The following guidelines apply to VE guests provisioned with 4 GB or less of memory.
For a list of Virtual Edition (VE) hypervisor support, see the Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix.
K14592: Compatibility of BIG-IQ products with BIG-IP releases provides a summary of version compatibility for specific features between the BIG-IQ system and BIG-IP releases.
For a comprehensive list of fixes, behavior changes, and known issues for this release, refer to the BIG-IP 13.0.0 Release Information page.
Single NIC functionality is now available for all hypervisors. In a single NIC configuration, networking objects (vNIC 1.0, a VLAN, and a self IP) are created automatically and the port for the BIG-IP Configuration utility is set to 8443.
Cloud-Init is now enabled for BIG-IP VE for all hypervisors except Azure. For details, see the Cloud-Init documentation on Askf5.com.
To enable communication between BIG-IP VE and AWS, you can now use IAM roles, rather than using an IAM user and entering credentials in the BIG-IP Configuration utility.
If your environment has DHCP, MTU will now automatically be set for the management interface.
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