Microsoft SharePoint 2016 iApp template

Problem this snippet solves:


Use this Release Candidate iApp template to configure availability, encryption, security, and remote access for Microsoft SharePoint 2016. This template will configure the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) module, the Access Policy Manager (APM), the Application Acceleration Manager (AAM), the Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM), as well as Application Security Manager (ASM) for SharePoint deployments.

The deployment guide for SharePoint 2016 can be found at

How to use this snippet:

  1. Go to and download the iApp template package.
  2. From the RELEASE_CANDIDATE directory, extract (unzip) the f5.microsoft_sharepoint_2016v1.0.0rc1.tmpl file.
  3. Log on to the BIG-IP system web-based Configuration utility.
  4. On the Main tab, expand iApp, and then click Templates.
  5. Click the Import button on the right side of the screen.
  6. Click the Browse button, and then browse to the location you saved the iApp file.
  7. Click the Upload button. The iApp is now available for use.

For completely instructions, see the deployment guide.

Code :
Published May 24, 2016
Version 1.0

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  • anything needed for SharePoint 2019 setup? (Asking as I'm using this template and most of it is good-- but secure connections to the servers (health or setup with SSL bridging) do not work. Seems the servers may not be right, but can't pin it to them as it works fine if they put the CNAME on the server for the sharepoint instance. Seems they are using SNI.


  • JamesSevedge_23's avatar
    Historic F5 Account

    Arida, Follow up, if you meant the "verified" box that shows up under iApp -> templates on the BIG-IP itself then that explains the confusion. If that shows as "F5 verified" all that means is the template was signed by F5 prior to release, that is an optional step and is not necessarily used in all cases even for F5 developed and fully supported iApps.


  • JamesSevedge_23's avatar
    Historic F5 Account

    Hello Arida, What do you mean by "F5 verified" not appearing in the template list? We definitely support and have verified Sharepoint 2016 and have a fully supported release of the iApp in the latest ESD release under Microsoft -> Sharepoint_2016 called


  • I download the last version of iApps template in 14-11-2017. The "F5 verified" for Sharepoint 2016 did not appear in templates list. What is this meaning? and when it will be F5 verified?


  • Nojan_Moshiri_4's avatar
    Historic F5 Account

    Hi Olivier,


    This release, Microsoft SharePoint 2016, is an official release, designed, produced and tested by the Microsoft specific developers on our Solution Engineering team here at F5. We use a categorization system to describe iApps, this one is a Release Candidate, which means developed and supported by F5. You can read about the categories in the support policy on the link below.



    For a little additional detail, F5 has created release candidates so we can get iApps out to you faster, and you can still feel confident in using the iApp and knowing that F5 support and developers stand behind the work. All of our previous SharePoint work has gone through extensive automated testing and this iApp largely the same code. When the automated testing is completed this iApp will move to being a gold release.


  • Hello,


    Does anyone know when the first official release for this iApp will be available ?


    We will roll out our production farm of SPS 2016 in a few weeks...