Manual : APM Edge Client Compatibility Matrix

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BIG-IP APM

  • 16.1.0, 16.0.1, 16.0.0, 15.1.4, 15.1.3, 15.1.2, 15.1.1, 15.1.0, 15.0.1, 15.0.0, 14.1.4, 14.1.3, 14.1.2, 14.1.0, 14.0.1, 14.0.0, 13.1.4, 13.1.3, 13.1.1, 13.1.0
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Updated Date: 10/07/2021

Testing Model

F5 Networks supports 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.

Supported BIG-IP versions

Beginning in BIG-IP 13.1.0, the BIG-IP Edge Client package for APM Clients is available on the F5 Downloads site. BIG-IP Edge Client is supported on BIG-IP 13.1.0 and later. For details on APM Client versions and their availability in BIG-IP versions, refer https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K13757.

Note: When upgrading the BIG-IP APM system, the version of the APM Clients ISO file that is included in the upgrade automatically becomes the active APM Client version. You may upload images older than the System Default, but you cannot install them.

For information on updating BIG-IP Edge Client for the BIG-IP system refer https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K52547540.

OS / Browser and Browser Compatibility

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 policy of Servicing Channels with Windows 10 has changed the F5 Networks® support policy for Windows 10 as follows:

  • F5 Networks will support Microsoft Windows 10 Semi-Annual Channel for 18 months from the date of release. The Semi-Annual Channel replaces the Current Branch (CB) and Current Branch for Business (CBB) concepts.
  • F5 Networks will support Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel releases for up to two years from the initial release date, as long as such a release is within the "mainstream support" period. The Long-Term Servicing Channel replaces the Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) concept.

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.

Microsoft® Windows OS

BIG-IP APM system supports Windows 10 IoT Enterprise as BIG-IP APM Client.

All BIG-IP Edge Client versions are supported on Windows 10, version 21H1 running Firefox, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, or Chrome.

F5 Networks supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10, version 21H1. For Microsoft Internet Explorer, only the 32-bit version is supported.

All browsers use F5 Helper Applications to provide Network Access and Endpoint Check functionality. Static application tunnels, optimized tunnels, and continuous endpoint checks are supported.

Note: BIG-IP APM system does not support Windows 10 IoT Core as BIG-IP APM client.

Linux OS

F5 Networks supports all 64-bit x86_64 Linux operating systems (OS) running Firefox* or Chrome*. 32-bit Linux operating systems are not supported.

BIG-IP APM supports two Linux clients, a CLI and Network Access client components for browser-based access. On the CLI for Linux, APM supports logon with user name and password only and does not support any endpoint security features. On the client component for Linux, APM supports all of the primary Network Access features, except for Drive Mappings and some endpoint security features. 

Refer to https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K23653432 for details on the features supported.

* Chrome and Firefox browsers use F5 Helper Applications to provide Network Access and Endpoint Check functionality. Static application tunnels and continuous endpoint checks are supported.

macOS

F5 provides BIG-IP APM Edge Client software fixes for the current major version of macOS and one major version back. For older macOS versions, F5 will provide configuration assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Browser plugin support has largely been discontinued by browser manufacturers and is not supported on BIG-IP 13.1.x or later. For more information refer https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K15326.

For endpoint security posture checks, only the latest released OPSWAT Endpoint Security (EPSEC) package is supported. Check the F5 Downloads site for the appropriate version and refer to the release notes for your APM Client and EPSEC version for details.

F5 Networks supports macOS devices, running Firefox, Safari or Chrome.

BIG-IP APM Edge Client version  Supported macOS versions*
7.1.9.9 Update 1, 7.2.1.2, 7.2.1.3, 7.2.1.4  macOS Big Sur (11.0)**
7.2.1, 7.2.1.1  macOS Big Sur (11.0)**, macOS Catalina (10.15)
7.1.9, 7.1.9.7, 7.1.9.8, 7.1.9.9   macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Mojave (10.14)
7.1.8.2, 7.1.8.3, 7.1.8.4, 7.1.8.5  macOS Catalina (10.15), macOS Mojave (10.14)
7.1.8.1  macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS High Sierra (10.13)
7.1.8  macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS High Sierra (10.13)
7.1.7.2
 macOS Mojave (10.14), macOS High Sierra (10.13)
7.1.7.1  macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12)
7.1.7  macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12)

* F5 provides official support for the latest two major releases of macOS. For older macOS versions, F5 will provide configuration assistance on a case-by-case basis.

** APM Client compatibility testing was performed on the major release of macOS Big Sur. Any patches (security updates) and minor versions released on top of a major release are supported by default. Refer to https://support.f5.com/csp/article/K16070101 for details and APM Client release notes for known issues.

Contacting F5

North America 1-888-882-7535 or (206) 272-6500
Outside North America, Universal Toll-Free +800 11 ASK 4 F5 or (800 11275 435)
Additional phone numbers Regional Offices
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Email support@f5.com

Additional resources

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F5 Support

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AskF5 Knowledge Base

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BIG-IP iHealth Diagnostics and BIG-IP iHealth Viewer

https://f5.com/support/tools/ihealth

BIG-IP iHealth Diagnostics identifies issues, including common configuration problems and known software issues. It also provides solutions and links to more information. With BIG-IP iHealth Viewer, you can see the status of your system at-a-glance, drill down for details, and view your network configuration.

F5 DevCentral

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