F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition in AWS

Deploy a licensed F5® BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) in Amazon Web Services.


This video may not depict the latest UI changes in the AWS Console, or use the latest F5 BIG-IP AWS Cloud Formation Templates v2 (latest). However, the video is representative of launching an instance of F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) using an F5 BIG-IP AWS Cloud Formation Template (CFT).

BIG-IP Image

⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Supported Platforms

⠀ ⠀ Document: Deploy a custom BIG-IP VE image

⠀ ⠀ Tool: F5 BIG-IP Image Generator Tool

System configurations


⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Authentication Considerations


⠀ ⠀ Document: Cloud-Init and BIG-IP VE


⠀ ⠀ Document: Encrypt BIG-IP VE instances


⠀ ⠀ BIG-IP VE Document: Increase disk space

⠀ ⠀ BIG-IP VE Knowledge Article: Extending disk space for provisioning multiple modules

Network configurations

High Availability

Using Cloud Failover Extension

⠀ ⠀ Document: Amazon Web Services: High Availability BIG-IP VE

⠀ ⠀ Document: Failover - F5 BIG-IP AWS Cloud Formation Templates

⠀ ⠀ GitHub: Failover HA Cluster - F5 BIG-IP AWS Cloud Formation Templates v2 (latest)


Currently, F5® BIG-IP® Cloud Failover Extension (CFE) does NOT support failing over IPV6 addresses. However, IPV6 route failover is supported.

Using Load Balancer

⠀ ⠀ Community: F5 BIG-IP VE AWS Gateway Load Balancer

Testing recommendations


⠀ ⠀ Document: Best practices

Backup, restore, and upgrade

⠀ ⠀ Document: Backup and restore processes

⠀ ⠀ Document: Upgrade BIG-IP VE instance on AWS using f5-aws-migrate.py

Security vulnerabilities

Visit the F5 Security Center for complete F5 BIG-IP and F5 BIG-IQ security information. For the latest list of known and fixed vulnerabilities related to versions of BIG-IP VE and BIG-IQ, visit the F5 Documentation Center and select the Security Advisory document type to narrow the search results.

More help with BIG-IP VE

⠀ ⠀ User Guides

⠀ ⠀ Licensing BIG-IP VE

⠀ ⠀ Release notes

⠀ ⠀ Bug tracker

⠀ ⠀ F5 BIG-IP Image Generator Tool

⠀ ⠀ BIG-IP VE Supported Platforms