Making changes to your environment is a big commitment. That’s why we want to give you the chance to try BIG-IP Virtual Edition with BIG-IQ Centralized Management in your own environment, free for 90 days.

The BIG-IP virtual edition (VE) trial includes:

Advanced traffic management, SSL, and load balancing

DNS and globalserver load balancing

Federated application and network access

Network firewall and DDoS protection

Web application firewall

System specs and requirements for BIG-IP VE and BIG IQ


  • Virtual Edition version: 12.1.x and later
  • Supported platforms: VMware ESXi, KVM, Community Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, Google Cloud Platform
  • Maximum Throughput: 1 Mbps
  • Minimum disk space required: 10 GB
  • Minimum memory required: 2 GB per vCPU
  • Minimum processor required: up to 4 vCPUs, Max. SSL VPN Users: 10, DNS: 1000 qps


  • Version: 5.4 and later
  • Includes one BIG-IQ Console License and one BIG-IQ Data Collection Device License
  • Supported platforms: VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Community Xen, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure
  • Systems under management: 3

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