Last updated on: 2023-03-24 03:26:20.

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

Security vulnerabilities

To view recent F5 BIG-IP and F5 BIG-IQ security advisories, visit the MyF5 Document Center, enter “CVE” in the search field, filter your results by Product, and then select the Security Advisory option in the Content Type filter. For the latest list of known and fixed vulnerabilities, sort the CVE results by Date.