Last updated on: 2024-05-21 03:14:07.

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

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.