Try BIG-IP and BIG-IQ Virtual Editions

Get F5 application services in any environment.

On-premises, in the cloud, or a mix of both, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition (VE) delivers app services in ways that let you move faster than hardware allows. BIG-IQ simplifies holistically managing BIG-IP devices and app services at scale.

Get your 30-day free trial started

1. Login/Register for MyF5

Head over to MyF5 and login to request your free trial keys. Don’t have a MyF5 account? No problem, click the link below and go through the steps to create your MyF5 account.

2. Locate your trial

Once you’re logged in, select "Trials" under the "My Products & Plans" tab. Then, find the free trial tile for "BIG-IP Virtual Edition & BIG-IQ Virtual Edition." Click "Start your trial," or click "learn more" for more information.

3. Download the software

From the matrix below, identify your desired hypervisor and follow the links to download the appropriate BIG-IP VE and BIG-IQ VE software.

4. Start your trial

Use your registration key(s) from MyF5 to license your trial instance and begin setting up BIG-IP VE and BIG-IQ VE in your environment. For additional deployment information, head over to

“Thanks to F5, we now have the necessary virtualization to offer acceleration and application delivery services whenever our clients require it.”

– Diego Castro Cao, CTO, FiberCorp

Here's what's included:

When you sign up for the BIG-IP and BIG-IQ VE 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 (VE) Manages the lifecycle of BIG-IP including creation of new instances, licensing, certificate management, configurations, templates, analytics and dashboards, and troubleshooting issues with BIG-IP—all from a single unified platform.

BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)

Aggregates logs and analytics of traffic from BIG-IP instances to be used by BIG-IQ Centralized Management.

BIG-IP Virtual Edition that includes:

  • Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Access Policy Manager (APM)
  • Advanced WAF
  • Network Firewall (AFM)

Keep your apps healthy, performant, and secure with BIG-IP.

BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP DNS intelligently route and optimize your application traffic, delivering the best experience to your users.

AFM and Advanced WAF offer holistic, best-in-class security at every layer of the stack—protecting your apps from everything including advanced persistent threats, malicious bot traffic, and DDoS attacks. APM ensures that only the right people are accessing your apps.


Tech Specs

BIG-IP VE v12.1.X and later

Supported platforms:

• VMware ESXi


• Community Xen

• Microsoft Hyper-V

• Amazon Web Services

• Microsoft Azure

• OpenStack

• Google Cloud Platform

Max.Throughput: 1 Mbps

Min. disk space required: 10 GB

Min. memory required: 2 GB per


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

• Linux KVM

• Community Xen

• Microsoft Hyper-V

• Citrix XenServer

• Amazon Web Services

• Microsoft Azure

1 (one) BIG-IQ Console License

1 (one) BIG-IQ Data Collection


3 Systems under management


Now, pick the right software

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

  Downloads Documentation*




Example Azure ARM Templates:




Example Google Deployment Manager Templates:










* Addtional product documentation can be found here.


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