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F5OS-A and F5OS-C software provide the underlying operating system for F5 appliance platforms and F5 chassis platforms that use a microservices platform layer. F5OS-A software is compatible with the F5 rSeries appliance platforms. F5OS-C software is compatible with the F5 VELOS chassis platforms.
F5OS-C chassis platform software provides the base OS and platform layer services components for the VELOS system controllers and chassis partitions. Each F5OS-C software version is available either as a single package, which includes the system controller and chassis partition ISO images, or as separate ISO images for the system controller and chassis partition software.
F5OS-A appliance software is distributed as a single ISO image, which contains the base OS software and the platform layer services components for F5 rSeries platforms. Unlike the VELOS system, there are no system controllers or chassis partitions on F5 rSeries platforms, so there is no need for separate ISO image files.
The plan is to unify the versions independently from the hardware on which F5OS is installed. F5OS will become universal and F5 will deliver the software for the chassis or the appliance at the same time. This means that from this release, features are available in both products at the same time. For this reason a single repository is then available.