Manual : BIG-IQ Centralized Management Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.0, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0, 5.1.0, 5.0.0, 4.6.0

Enterprise Manager

  • 3.1.1
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Original Publication Date: 06/13/2016
Updated Date: 10/24/2019

BIG-IQ Virtual Edition Supported Platforms

BIG-IQ Virtual Edition Supported Platforms

BIG-IQ Virtual Edition is supported on the following platforms.

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.

VMware ESXi Supported Hypervisors

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on VMware.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput ESXi Version
7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.0, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 6.0 and later
5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 5.5 and later
EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 5.0 and later

Linux KVM, Xen Project, and OpenStack

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Linux.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput 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)

7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.1, 5.4.0, 5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.

CentOS/RHEL 6.3 and later

Fedora 18 or Ubuntu 12.04 and later

  • BIG-IQ VE version 5.4.0 HF2 and later supports Red Hat OpenStack Platform versions Mitaka and later, for versions of KVM running on any of the supported Linux distributions.

Microsoft Hyper-V

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Microsoft Hyper-V.

Note: The Hyper-V feature role must be installed on the Windows Server.
BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput Hypervisor and Windows Version
7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.1, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.
  • Hyper-V Server 2012 and later
  • Windows Server 2012 and later
5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.
  • Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later
EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license.
  • Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and later

Citrix XenServer

F5 supports these versions of BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) on Citrix XenServer.

BIG-IQ VE Version Maximum Throughput Citrox XenServer Version
7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.1, 5.4.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 7.2, 7.1, 7.0, 6.5
5.3.0, 5.2.0 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 6.5, 6.2 RTM and sp1
EM VE 3.1.1 Determined by host and guest resource allocation, not by license. 6.2 RTM and sp1