Welcome to the BIG-IP and BIG-IQ trials page! This will be your jumping off point for setting up a trial version of BIG-IP Cloud Edition, BIG-IP VE or BIG-IQ VE in your environment.

As you can see below, everything you’ll need is included and organized by operating environment — namely by public/private cloud or virtualization platform.

To get started with your trial, use the following software and documentation which can be found in the links below.

First things first: Which trial did you request?

Upon requesting a trial, you should have received an email containing your license keys. Please bear in mind that it can take up to 30 minutes to receive your licenses.

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BIG-IP Cloud Edition

When you sign up for the Cloud Edition 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

Getting the Software for your Trial

  AWS Azure VMWare ESXi
Downloads
  • ARM template - Use this to quickly deploy a fully-configured setup
     
Documentation


BIG-IP VE and BIG-IQ VE

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 (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
3 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Access (APM), Application Firewall (ASM), Network Firewall (AFM), DNS Keep your apps up and running with BIG-IP application delivery controllers. BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and BIG-IP DNS handle your application traffic and secure your infrastructure. You’ll get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.

Select the hypervisor or environment where you want to run VE:

  AWS Azure VMWare ESXi
Downloads
Documentation

 

  Google Cloud KVM     Openstack
Other Hypervisors
Downloads
Documentation

 


Other Resources

Find out which hypervisor versions are supported with each release of VE.


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