F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition in Google Cloud

Deploy a licensed F5® BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) in the Google Cloud and configure it with a single-NIC or with multiple-NICs.

System configurations


⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE Authentication Considerations

SSH Keys

⠀ ⠀ Document: SSH keys in Google Cloud Platform


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

Networking configurations

Single NIC

⠀ ⠀ Document: BIG-IP VE single-NIC config sync

Multiple NICs

⠀ ⠀ Document: Change the NIC used for BIG-IP VE management

⠀ ⠀ See the following automation examples for Multi NIC VEs:

⠀ ⠀ ⠀ GitHub: F5 BIG-IP VE Terraform Google module

⠀ ⠀ ⠀ GitHub: Google Deployment Manager examples

Routing configurations

⠀ ⠀ Document: Routes in Google Cloud Platform

High Availability

Using Cloud Failover Extension

⠀ ⠀ Document: Cloud Failover Extension

⠀ ⠀ GitHub: High Availability - Google Deployment Manager templates

⠀ ⠀ ⠀ NOTE: Currently, F5® BIG-IP® Cloud Failover Extension (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 a BIG-IP GCP VM using Terraform

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.