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Manual: BIG-IQ VE and Supported Hypervisors Matrix
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Original Publication Date: 06/13/2016
Updated Date: 05/31/2018

Summary

This document lists the versions of Virtual Edition (VE) and F5 licenses that are supported on specific hypervisors.

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. This policy is spelled out in K15073. You can find this article at support.f5.com/csp/article/K15073.

Amazon Web Services Recommended Instances

This matrix indicates which versions of Virtual Edition (VE) are recommended on Amazon Web Services.

VE Version EC2 Recommended Compute Instances
BIG-IQ 6.0.0 P* m4.xlarge, m4.2xlarge, m5.xlarge and m5.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.4.0 P* m4.xlarge, m4.2xlarge, m5.xlarge and m5.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.3.0 P* m4.xlarge and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P* m4.xlarge and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P* m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P* m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P* m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge

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P* Throughput speed of your system is determined by your host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

Citrix XenServer Supported Hypervisors

This matrix indicates which versions of Virtual Edition (VE) are supported on which Citrix XenServer hypervisors.

VE Version XenServer 6.2 RTM and sp1 XenServer 6.5 XenServer 7.0 XenServer 7.1 XenServer 7.2
BIG-IQ 6.0.0   P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 5.4.0   P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 5.3.0 P* P*      
BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P* P*      
BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P* P*      
BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P* P*      
BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P*        
EM VE 3.1.1 P*        

Legend

P* Throughput speed of your system is determined by your host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

Linux KVM and Xen Project Supported Hypervisors

This matrix indicates which versions of Virtual Edition (VE) are supported on which Linux hypervisors.

VE Version 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) 

BIG-IQ 6.0.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, or 16.04

BIG-IQ 5.4.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, or 16.04

BIG-IQ 5.3.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, or 16.04

BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04, or 16.04

BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3, 6.7, or 7.0

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04 or 14.04

BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3 or 6.7

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

Legend

P* Throughput speed of your system is determined by your host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

Microsoft Hyper-V Supported Hypervisors

This matrix indicates which versions of Virtual Edition (VE) are supported on which Microsoft hypervisors.

VE Version

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 2012 sp1**

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2**

Hyper-V Server 2016

Windows Server 2016**
BIG-IQ 6.0.0     P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 5.4.0     P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 5.3.0 P* P* P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P* P* P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P* P* P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P* P* P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P* P* P* P* P*  
EM VE 3.1.1 P* P*   P* P*  

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P* Throughput speed of your system is determined by your host and guest resource allocation, not by license.
** Windows Server with the Hyper-V feature role installed.

VMware ESX, ESXi, and vCloud Director Supported Hypervisors

This matrix indicates which versions of Virtual Edition (VE) are supported on which VMware hypervisors.

VE Version ESXi 5.0 GA, U1, U2, U3 ESXi 5.1 GA, U1, U2, U3 ESXi 5.5 GA, U1, U2, U3 ESXi 6.0 GA, U1, U2, U3 ESXi 6.5 GA vCloud Director 5.5 GA, U1, U2, U3
BIG-IQ 6.0.0     P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 5.4.0     P* P* P*  
BIG-IQ 5.3.0 P* P* P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P* P* P* P*   P*
BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P* P* P* P*   P*
BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P* P* P* P*   P*
BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P* P* P* P*   P*
EM VE 3.1.1 P* P*       P*

Legend

P* Throughput speed of your system is determined by your host and guest resource allocation, not by license.