Manual Chapter : Common elements for Setup utility

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Manual Chapter

Common elements for Setup utility

To activate the system's license, you must have access to the command line and the base registration key. The
base registration key
is a character string that the license server uses to verify the type and number of F5 Networks products that you are entitled to license. If you do not have a base registration key, contact the F5 Networks sales group (
http://www.f5.com)
.
  1. From a workstation attached to the network on which you configured the management interface, type the following URL syntax where
    <management_IP_address>
    is the address you configured for device management:
    https://<management_IP_address>
  2. At the login prompt, type the default user name
    admin
    , and password
    admin
    , and click
    Log in
    .
    The Setup utility screen opens.
  3. Click
    Activate
    .
    The License screen opens.
  4. In the
    Base Registration Key
    field, paste the registration key.
  5. Click
    Next
    and follow the process for licensing and provisioning the system.
    When you perform the licensing task so that you can run the F5 cloud ADC, you can accept the default provisioning values.
  6. On the screen for configuring general properties, for the
    Management Port Configuration
    setting, select
    Manual
    .
  7. For the
    Management Port 1
    setting, specify an IP address, network mask, and default gateway.
    You can leave the
    Management Port 2
    setting blank.
  8. In the
    Host Name
    field, type a fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) for the system.
    The FQDN can consist of letters, numbers, and/or the characters underscore ( _ ), dash ( - ), or period ( . ).
  9. For the
    Host IP Address
    setting, retain the default value
    Use Management Port IP Address
    .
  10. From the
    Time Zone
    list, select a time zone.
    The time zone you select typically reflects the location of the F5 system.
  11. For the
    Root Account
    setting, type and confirm a password for the
    root
    account.
    The
    root
    account provides console access only.
  12. For the
    Admin Account
    setting, type and confirm a password.
    Typing a password for the
    admin
    account causes the system to terminate the login session. When this happens, log in to the F5 Configuration utility again, using the new password. The system returns to the appropriate screen in the Setup utility.
  13. For the
    SSH Access
    setting, select or clear the check box.
  14. From the
    SSH IP Allow
    list, retain the default value of
    *All Addresses
    , or specify a range.
  15. For the
    Config Sync
    setting, clear the
    Display configuration synchronization options
    check box.
    This prevents an additional ConfigSync screen from displaying later.
  16. For the
    Config Sync
    setting, select the
    Display configuration synchronization options
    check box.
    This causes an additional ConfigSync screen to be displayed later.
  17. For the
    High Availability
    setting, select the
    Display failover and mirroring options
    check box.
    This displays the
    Failover Method
    list and causes additional failover screens to be displayed later.
  18. For the
    High Availability
    setting, clear the
    Display failover and mirroring options
    check box.
  19. From the
    Failover Method
    list, select
    Network and serial cable
    .
    If you have a VIPRION system, select
    Network
    .
  20. Click
    Next
    .
    This displays the screen for configuring the default VLAN
    internal
    .
  21. Specify the
    Self IP
    setting for the internal network:
    1. In the
      Address
      field, type a self IP address.
    2. In the
      Netmask
      field, type a network mask for the self IP address.
    3. For the
      Port Lockdown
      setting, retain the default value.
  22. Specify the
    Floating IP
    setting:
    1. In the
      Address
      field, type a floating IP address.
      This address should be distinct from the address you type for the
      Self IP
      setting.
      If the BIG-IP device you are configuring is accessed using Amazon Web Services and the device needs to failover to a device group peer, use the second, Secondary Private IP address for the floating IP address.
    2. For the
      Port Lockdown
      setting, retain the default value.
  23. Click
    Next
    .
    This completes the configuration of the internal self IP addresses and VLAN, and displays the screen for configuring the default VLAN
    external
    .
  24. Specify the
    Self IP
    setting for the external network:
    1. In the
      Address
      field, type a self IP address.
    2. In the
      Netmask
      field, type a network mask for the self IP address.
    3. For the
      Port Lockdown
      setting, retain the default value.
  25. In the
    Default Gateway
    field, type the IP address that you want to use as the default gateway to VLAN
    external
    .
  26. For the
    VLAN Tag ID
    setting, retain the default value,
    auto
    .
    This is the recommended value.
  27. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    setting, click the interface
    1.2
    and, using the Move button, move the interface number from the
    Available
    list to the
    Untagged
    list.
  28. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    setting, select an interface number, and using the Move button, move the interface number from the
    Available
    list to the
    Untagged
    list.
  29. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    setting, select an interface number, and using the Move button, move the interface number from the
    Available
    list to the
    Untagged
    list.
  30. For the
    Self IP
    setting, type a self IP address and network mask for VLAN
    external
    .
  31. In the
    Default Gateway
    box, type the IP address that you want the system to use as the default gateway for traffic exiting VLAN
    external
    .
  32. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    setting, click the interface
    1.2
    and, using the Move button, move the interface number from the
    Available
    list to the
    Untagged
    list.
  33. Click
    Next
    .
    This completes the configuration of the external self IP addresses and VLAN, and displays the screen for configuring the default VLAN
    HA
    .
  34. For the
    High Availability VLAN
    setting, retain the default value,
    Create VLAN HA
    .
  35. Specify the
    Self IP
    setting for VLAN
    HA
    :
    1. In the
      Address
      field, type a self IP address.
    2. In the
      Netmask
      field, type a network mask for the self IP address.
  36. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    setting, click an interface number, and using the Move button, move the interface number from the
    Available
    list to the
    Untagged
    list.
  37. Click
    Next
    .
    This displays the screen for configuring unicast and multicast failover addresses.
  38. Click
    Next
    .
  39. Click
    Next
    .
    This displays the screen for configuring general properties and user administration settings.
  40. Click
    Next
    .
    This displays the screen for enabling configuration synchronization and high availability.
  41. Click
    Next
    .
    This configures the self IP address and VLAN that the system will use for high availability and displays the default IP address that the system will use for configuration synchronization.
  42. Locate the Failover Unicast Configuration area of the screen.
  43. Under Local Address, confirm that there are entries for the self IP addresses that are assigned to the
    HA
    and
    internal
    VLANs and for the local management IP address for this device. If these entries are absent, click the
    Add
    button to add the missing entries to the list of Failover Unicast Addresses.
    1. For the
      Address
      setting, select the address for the VLAN you need to add (either
      HA
      or
      internal
      ).
    2. In the
      Port
      field, type a port number or retain the default port number,
      1026
      .
    3. Click
      Repeat
      to add additional self IP addresses, or click
      Finished
      .
    4. Repeat these steps to add a management IP address.
  44. From the
    Primary Local Mirror Address
    list, retain the default value, which is the self IP address for VLAN
    HA
    .
  45. From the
    Secondary Local Mirror Address
    list, select the address for VLAN
    internal
    .
  46. Under
    Standard Pair Configuration
    , click
    Next
    .
  47. If this is the first device of the pair that you are setting up, then under
    Configure Peer Device
    , click
    Finished
    .
    To activate device discovery, you must first run the Setup utility on the peer device.
  48. If this is the second device of the pair that you are setting up:
    1. Under
      Discover Configured Peer Device
      , click
      Next
      .
    2. Under
      Remote Device Credentials
      , specify the
      Management IP address
      ,
      Administrator Username
      , and
      Administrator Password
      .
    3. Click
      Retrieve Device Information
      .
  49. Click
    Finished
    .
  50. In the Standard Pair Configuration area of the screen, click
    Next
    .
  51. Click
    Finished
    .
    This causes you to leave the Setup utility.
  52. From the
    Local Address
    list, select a self IP address.
    Do not select a management IP address.
  53. Click
    Next
    .
    The external VLAN screen opens.
  54. In the Standard Network Configuration area of the screen, click
    Next
    .
    This displays the screen for enabling configuration synchronization and high availability.
  55. For the
    Self IP
    setting, in the
    Address
    and
    Netmask
    fields, type the IP addresses specific to the Enterprise Manager system.
  56. For the
    Self IP
    setting, in the
    Address
    and
    Netmask
    fields, type the IP addresses specific to the Enterprise Manager system.
  57. For the
    Port Lockdown
    setting, retain the default
    Allow Default
    to ensure that the required ports are open for communication between the Enterprise Manager and the managed devices.
  58. For the
    VLAN Tag ID
    option, retain the default
    auto
    to allow Enterprise Manager to select one for you, or type a value in the field between 1 and 4094.
  59. For the
    VLAN Interfaces
    settings, you can specify the interfaces you want this VLAN to use for traffic management.
  60. Log on to the command line of the system using the
    root
    account.
  61. Type
    tmsh
    to access the Traffic Management Shell.
  62. Run the command sequence:
    <modify / sys db setup.run value false>
  63. Type
    quit
    to exit
    tmsh
    .
  64. On the Main tab, click
    System
    Platform
    .
    The Configuration screen opens.
  65. In the
    Host Name
    field, type the host name for the system.
    For this example, type
    www.siterequest.com
    .
  66. Log on to the Configuration utility.
  67. On the Main tab, click
    System
    Resource Provisioning
    .
  68. For the
    Link Controller (LK)
    setting, select
    Nominal
    .
    The modules listed in the Provisioning (Unlicensed Modules) area should not be provisioned. That is, the value in those fields must be set to
    None (Disabled
    ).
  69. Click
    Update
    .