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Manual: BIG-IQ VE and Supported Hypervisors Matrix
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Original Publication Date: 06/13/2016
Updated Date: 11/03/2017

Summary

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

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 5.3.0 P* m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.2.0 P* m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.1.0 P* m3.large, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 5.0.0 P* m3.large, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 4.6.0 P* m3.large, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.large, m4.xlarge, and m4.2xlarge
BIG-IQ 4.5.0 P* mm3.large, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.large, m4.xlarge, m4.2xlarge, cc2.8xlarge, c3.xlarge, c3.2xlarge, c3.4xlarge, and c3.8xlarge
BIG-IQ 4.4.0 P* mm3.large, m3.xlarge, m3.2xlarge, m4.large, m4.xlarge, m4.2xlarge, cc2.8xlarge, c3.xlarge, c3.2xlarge, c3.4xlarge, and c3.8xlarge

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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
     
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*  
BIG-IQ 4.5.0 P*  
BIG-IQ 4.4.0 P*  
EM VE 3.1.1 P*  

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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 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

BIG-IQ 4.5.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

BIG-IQ 4.4.0 P*

CentOS/RHEL 6.3

P*

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04

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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 on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V on Windows 2008 R2 sp1 Hyper-V on Windows 2012 Hyper-V on Windows 2012 SP1 Hyper-V on Windows 2012 R2 RTM and Update 1
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*
BIG-IQ 4.5.0 P* P* P* P* P*
BIG-IQ 4.4.0 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.

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, ESXi 5.0 u1, ESXi 5.0 u2, and ESXi 5.0 u3 ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.1 u1, ESXi 5.1 u2, and ESXi 5.1 u3 ESXi 5.5 ESXi 5.5 u, ESXi 5.5 u2, and ESXi 5.5 u3 ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 u1, ESXi 6.0 u2, and ESXi 6.0 u3 vCloud Director 5.5 u1, 5.5 u2, and 5.5 u3
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*
BIG-IQ 4.5.0 P* P* P*   P*
BIG-IQ 4.4.0 P* P* P*   P*
EM VE 3.1.1 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.