Applies To:Show Versions
BIG-IQ Centralized Management
- 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0
What is BIG-IQ Virtual Edition?
BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) is a version of the BIG-IQ system that runs as a guest in specifically-supported hypervisors. BIG-IQ VE emulates a hardware-based BIG-IQ system running a VE-compatible version of BIG-IQ® software.
About BIG-IQ VE compatibility with EC2 hypervisor products
Each time there is a new release of BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) software, it includes support for additional hypervisor management products. The Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix on the AskF5™ website, http://support.f5.com, details which hypervisors are supported for each release.
BIG-IQ VE is compatible with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 hypervisors. This guide documents the AWS interface as it exists just prior to the version 11.6.0 BIG-IP software release.
About the hypervisor guest definition requirements
The EC2 virtual machine guest environment for the BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE), at minimum, must include:
- a 64 bit EC2 instance with at least 2 virtual cores (up to 16 are supported in this release)
- at least 4 GB RAM (64GB has been tested, F5® Networks recommends at least 2GB per virtual core)
- 2 x virtual network adapter cards (NICs) (up to 9 are supported)
Important: F5® Networks recommends three or more network adapters for most topologies, but the minimum requirement is two (one for management and one for traffic).Important: To support multiple NICs on Amazon Web Services you must create a virtual private cloud (VPC).
- 1 x virtual private cloud (VPC).