Get Started with BIG-IP and BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) Trial

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 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.

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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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 below:

  1. BIG-IQ Centralized Management (CM) — Manages the lifecycle of BIG-IP instances including analytics, licenses, configurations, and auto-scaling policies
  2. 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), Advanced WAF (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:







Google Cloud


Other Resources

Other Tools:

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


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Updated Mar 09, 2022
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