Applies To:Show Versions
F5 Networks supports the functionality of Guided Configuration 1.0 on the most-used platforms and ensures support with the commonly used operating systems (OS) and browsers. Both IPv4 and IPv4+IPv6 deployments are supported, except as noted below.
Component and Use Case Compatibility
|Use case/Component||Version||Compatible BIG-IP versions|
|Guided Configuration Framework||1.0.0||13.1.0|
|SAML Identity Provider for Applications||1.0.0||13.1.0|
|API Authorization with OAuth||1.0.0||13.1.0|
|F5 as OAuth Client and Resource Server||1.0.0||13.1.0|
|OAuth Authorization Server||1.0.0||13.1.0|
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 introduction of Servicing Branches in Windows 10 has changed the F5 Networks® support policy for Windows 10 as follows:
F5 Networks® will support Microsoft Windows 10 Current Branch (CB) releases, Current Branch For Business (CBB) releases and Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) releases, up to two years from the initial release date, as long as such a release is within the "mainstream support" period.
Once a release has passed two years from the release date, F5 Networks® will monitor the user base of this 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).
See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13853/windows-lifecycle-fact-sheet for more details. For specific information about which builds Microsoft supports as part of its servicing branches, see https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/waas-overview#servicing-branches.
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.
F5 Networks supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows® Vista SP2, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows® 8.1 Update, Windows® 10 running IE11, Firefox 34, or Chrome 40.
- Only 32-bit browsers are supported.
- Microsoft Edge browser is not supported.
F5 Networks supports all 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86_64 Linux operating systems (OS) running Firefox or Chrome.
F5 Networks supports macOS High Sierra (10.13), macOS Sierra (10.12), and Apple® OS X® 10.11 devices, running Firefox, Safari 9.x, Safari 10.x or Chrome.
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