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Big IP virtual edition hardware specification

nicoms
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Hello

 

i am running big ip VE 12.1.3, i found hardware specs on https://clouddocs.f5.com/cloud/public/v1/hyperv/hyperv_setup.html, but i don't know if there is a maximum specs for a vm?

I use 8vcpu/16Gb RAM and i have some latence, could I use 16vcpu/32Gb RAM?

 

best regards

Nicolas

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Hello Nicolas.

 

These are the only options you have for deplying VM:

 

Cores - Memory

1 - 2 Gb

2 - 4 Gb

4 - 8 Gb

8 - 16 Gb

 

If you assign more cores after that, those cores will be used only for management (control-plane), not for traffic (data-plane).

 

Your options are:

  • Split your single VM into several instances.
  • Analyze carefully if your performance issues come for a cpu/memory limitation.
  • Move to a physical instance.

 

Regards,

Dario.

Regards,
Dario.

Hello Nicolas,

 

I just want to add, that though there is restriction and maximum you can set is 8 Cores, this is based on throughput licensing. But if that is not enough for you, you can switch to High-Performace licensing, where there is no throughput limitation and licensing is done solely by vCPU cores. Then you can assign maximum of 24 cores to your VE appliance.

 

// Giorgi

nicoms
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Hello Dario & Giorgi,

 

thanks for your answers.

 

best regards,

Nicolas