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A comprehensive FAQ is available at BIG-IP Cloud Edition FAQ
When is the release date for BIG-IQ 6.0 for on-premise deployments?
It is officially released today and bits are available at https://downloads.f5.com
Is BIG-IQ 6.0 as much of a bandwidth hog as the previous version? That one weighs in at 20 MB just to get to the main page. Not so good if you're on hotel Wi-Fi or using a mobile hotspot.
It will depend on the page loading. The analytics pages/app view pages with refreshes will get a bit heavy. Watching a security issue in near-real time would be problematic on a mobile hotspot (over VPN assumed). Config pages and other management pages are not nearly as bad.
My lab is AWS-based and performance was quite good from my local coffee shop shared WIFI. I was running the management console for app security monitoring as a app owner, and running a remote desktop to Kubuntu for malicious traffic testing within 5 terminal windows. BIG-IQ had no issues presenting my data.
But I didn't check load sizes in Chrome. I'll probably do that next when I rebuild the lab for the newer versions of BIG-IQ and BIG-IP Per App VE.