Install F5 BIG-IP LTM

Install F5 BIG-IP LTM VE 12.0

I will walk you through the steps for installing and configuring virtual F5 Load balancer Virtual Edition on VMware workstation. (F5 Virtual Edition supported on Hyper-V and vSphere)

  • Download the BIGIP LTM
  • Import/Install BIGIP
  • Configure F5 Load balancer

Download the BIGIP LTM OVA from F5 site after creating account
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Import the BIGIP OVA as a VM on VMware workstation
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Provide name and storage path for BIG-IP VM and then click Import

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Accept the License agreement by clicking “Accept” To continue
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Importing the VM will take a couple of minutes depending on HW
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After Import completed, you can modify the network adapter connection based on your network topology and then power on the VM
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Click Enter to boot the VM
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Installation will take a couple of minutes
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Then you will get a login screen, Type username and password
The default Console user
username:root
password:default

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Type “tmsh”
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Type” list /sys management-ip”, it will shoe you the management IP addresses, you can change it, in my lab it gets the IP from DHCP server
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Use the management IP address mentioned above to access and configure the F5 load balancer.
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In my next post I will go through F5 BIG-IP configuration and scenarios

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