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Manual: BIG-IQ Virtual Edition Supported Platforms
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Original Publication Date: 06/13/2016
Updated Date: 10/15/2018

Summary

BIG-IQ Virtual Edition is supported on the following platforms.

Note: This matrix defines support for BIG-IQ Centralized Management versions at the time of publication. For the definitive listing of currently supported versions, refer to the BIG-IQ software support policy.

VMware ESX, ESXi, and vCloud Director Supported Hypervisors

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on VMware.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput ESXi Version vCloud Director Version
6.0.1, 6.0.0, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 5.5 and later  
5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 5.0 and later All 5.x versions up to (and including) 5.5
EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 5.0 and later All 5.x versions up to (and including) 5.5

Linux KVM, Xen Project, and OpenStack

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Linux.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput KVM

(requires the KVM package) 

Xen Project 3.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, or 4.7

(requires the Xen Project package) 

6.0.1, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

CentOS/RHEL 6.3 and later

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04 and later

5.1.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04

5.0.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

CentOS/RHEL 6.3 or 6.7

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

4.6.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

CentOS/RHEL 6.3

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

  • BIG-IQ VE version 5.4.0 HF2 and later supports Red Hat OpenStack Platform versions Mitaka and later, for versions of KVM running on any of the supported Linux distributions.

Microsoft Hyper-V

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Microsoft Hyper-V.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput Hypervisor and Windows Version
6.0.1, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. Hyper-V Server 2012 Windows Server 2012
Hyper-V Server 2012 SP1 Windows Server sp1
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2
Hyper-V Server 2016 Windows Server 2016
5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 sp1 Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Server 2012 Windows Server 2012
Hyper-V Server 2012 SP1 Windows Server sp1
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2
EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 sp1 Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Server 2012 SP1 Windows Server sp1
Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2
Note: The Hyper-V feature role must be installed on the Windows Server.

Citrix XenServer

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Citrix XenServer.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput Citrox XenServer Version
6.0.1, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.5
5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 6.5, 6.2 RTM and sp1
4.6.0, EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 6.2 RTM and sp1

Amazon Web Services

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Amazon Web Services.

BIG-IQ VE Version Throughput AWS EC2 Instance Type
6.0.1, 6.0.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. m4.4xlarge, m4.2xlarge, and m4.xlarge
5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. m4.2xlarge and m4.xlarge
5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. m4.2xlarge, m4.xlarge, and m4.large

Microsoft Azure

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) in Azure.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput Azure Instance
6.0.1, 6.0.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. Standard_D4_v3