Try BIG-IP Cloud Edition

Get dedicated, per-app services in any environment.

The flexibility and speed app teams crave, plus the application traffic and security services that operations teams require.


Get your trial started

1. Login or register

Use your F5 support ID to log in and request your trial key.

If you don’t have one, just click the link below to create your F5 support account.

2. Request your key

Once you’re logged in, select BIGIP Cloud Edition and number of licenses you want. Your order will be delivered via the email you used to create your support account.

3. Download the software

While you’re waiting for your key, you can download the software. Just pick your hypervisor (see below) to start the download.

4. Launch it

Use your key to unlock the trial and start setting up BIG-IP Cloud Edition in your environment. Use one of our cloud solution templates to get a jump start on configurations.


Here's what's included:

When you sign up for the BIG-IP and BIG-IQ CE trial, you receive a set of license keys. Each key will correspond to a component listed in the table below:


Number of Instances Component Name Description
1 BIG-IQ Centralized Management (CM) Manages the lifecycle of BIG-IP instances including analytics, licenses, configurations, and auto-scaling policies.
1 BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD) Aggregates logs and analytics of traffic and BIG-IP instances to be used by BIG-IQ.
Pool of 3 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Per-App VE — Load Balancing Ensures performance and availability of apps. These are the dedicated, auto-scaling, per-application services that intelligently filter and deliver traffic to your applications.
Pool of 3 BIG-IP Advanced WAF, Per-App VE — Security Secures applications at the most common entry point—the app level. These dedicated, auto-scaling, per-application services protect your apps with industry-leading application security
1 BIG-IP Service Scaling VE — VMware only Enables autoscaling functionality of the Per-App VEs that are part of BIG-IP Cloud Edition in VMware environments — where it is necessary to have a 2-tier architecture. This is the Tier-1 load balancer


Tech Specs

BIG-IP Cloud Edition v13.1.05 and later

Supported platforms:

  • VMware ESXi
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Max.Throughput: 1 Mbps
  • Min. disk space required: 10 GB
  • Min. memory required: 2 GB per vCPU
  • Minimum processor required: up to 4 vCPUs
  • Max. SSL VPN Users: 10
  • DNS: 1000 qps

BIG-IQ 5.14 and later

Supported platforms:

  • VMware ESXi
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Azure
  • 1 BIG-IQ Console
  • 1 BIG-IQ Data Collection Device
  • 3 Systems under management


Now, pick the right software

Select the hypervisor or environment where you want to run BIG-IP Cloud Edition.


Talk with an F5 rep and find out more about your options.