F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition in Microsoft Azure

Deploy a licensed F5® BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) in Microsoft Azure.


This video may not depict the latest UI changes in the Azure Portal, or use the latest Azure ARM Template examples. However, the video is representative of launching an instance of F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) using an F5 BIG-IP Azure ARM Template.

System configurations


⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Authentication Considerations


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

Config Sync

⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Single NIC - Config Sync

High Availability

Using F5® BIG-IP® Cloud Failover Extension (CFE)

⠀ ⠀ Document: F5 BIG-IP Cloud Failover Extension (CFE)

⠀ ⠀ GitHub: High Availability - BIG-IP VE Azure ARM template examples v2 (latest)


Currently, CFE does NOT support failing over IPV6 addresses. However, IPV6 route failover is supported.

Testing recommendations


⠀ ⠀ Document: Best practices

Backup, restore, and upgrade

⠀ ⠀ Document: Backup and restore processes

⠀ ⠀ Document: Upgrade BIG-IP Azure VM using an ARM template

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.

Azure Stack

⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Single NIC in Azure Stack

More help with BIG-IP VE

⠀ ⠀ User Guides

⠀ ⠀ Licensing BIG-IP VE

⠀ ⠀ Release notes

⠀ ⠀ Bug tracker