Installing F5 Big IP VE using Acropolis

Hello Guys,

We´re currently trying to install a Big IP LTM image on Nutanix using acropolis however it´s not working... it seems we´re missing something. We´ve found a link in regards of this topic but we are receiving a message infoming we have no access to it. Does anyone know how we should proceed in order to install a F5 VE on Nutanix using acropolis? (not authorized to access)

Thanks in advance!

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Hi @Wellington

That post was archive and is not available anymore. Is this for Nutanix community edition (CE) or our paid product? If its for the paid product I can move your post to the right forum. Let me know and thanks
Hi Aluciani, thanks for the response. I´m trying to help some folks from another team. I´m pretty sure they are using a paid product. Sorry about posting in the wrong session, I´m new in this community then I´m a little bit lost here... hahahaha
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Not a problem @Wellington we are all here to help my friend - hope to see you or the team at our annual conference .NEXT in Anaheim 👍
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Hi @Wellington

We have a customer facing KB that shows how to use the KVM version of the F5 BIG IP Virtual Edition appliance on a host running Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV).

Here is the KB link, but you will have to provide credentials with access to support portal:


I am trying to access this link too but i a. getting an error


we recently deploy a new nutanix cluster on AHV and i would like to know how to rebuild the Load balancer F5 that we had originally in hyper-V.. i understand migrating it using move would not work so can you please provide the location when such information is available


Thank you




I would also like to access this information as we also need to deploy F5 into AHV.




Hi, same here. Would like to install F5 on AHV.

Could not get that last link to kb3128 to work… 

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There are absolutely no special requirements needed to install F5 BIGIP on Nutanix AHV.

Simply move the F5 BIGIP qcow KVM disk image to the Nutanix image service.

Then create a VM using this disk image and connect as many network adapters to the VM as you need. 

At that point you’re ready to power up the VM and follow the F5 installation and configuration instructions.

Sadly not.

MCPD fails to initialise.


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@Dead_Iron have you tried a different F5 version? I have seen instances where things should have worked but realistically were not evaluated/tested and a version before or after worked while that particular one was painstakingly not so much.

Yes, we found version 14 didn’t work at all, v15 only latest with some hotfixes, v16 works just fine out the box.  So definitely take the ‘it runs on KVM / AHV’ claims with a large pinch of salt.