Manual Chapter : Set up the management network on the BIG-IQ virtual machine

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BIG-IQ Centralized Management

  • 8.0.0
Manual Chapter

Set up the management network on the BIG-IQ virtual machine

If no IP address was assigned, you can assign one by using the Configuration utility.
How you set up the BIG-IQ Virtual Edition (VE) management user interface depends on how the network interfaces are attached.
  • If the interfaces attach to a tenant network subnet that allocates IP addresses from a pre-defined static IP pool, an IP address is automatically assigned to the interface during deployment. In this case, you must use this address to access the BIG-IQ VE user interface or
    tmsh
    command-line utility.
  • If the interfaces (whether attached to tenant or external networks) are allocated their IP addresses using a DHCP server, then an IP address is automatically assigned to the BIG-IQ VE interface during deployment. You can use this address to access the BIG-IQ VE user interface or
    tmsh
    command-line utility.
  • If the interfaces attach to a tenant or external network without a mechanism for allocating IP addresses, you must manually assign an unused address to the network interface that complies with the required subnet criteria.
In your initial access to the BIG-IQ VE user interface, you should set the management address as manual (static).
  1. From the OpenStack dashboard, click
    Project
    Compute
    Instances
    to display the Instances page, and then select the check box for the instance you want to access.
  2. On the right side of the screen, from the Actions list, select
    Console
    to open a console session for this BIG-IQ VE instance.
  3. At the login prompt, type
    root
    .
  4. At the password prompt, type
    default
    .
  5. Type
    config
    and press Enter.
    The F5 Management Port Setup screen opens.
  6. Click
    OK
    .
  7. Determine how to assign the management port:
    • If you want DHCP to automatically assign an address for the management port, select
      Yes
      .
    • To manually assign an IP address and netmask for the management port, select
      No
      and follow the instructions to set the IPv4 address, network mask, and management route (gateway address).
    DHCP is disabled by default to avoid assigning both IPv4 and IPv6 management addresses. F5 does not support setting
    mgmt-dhcp
    to enabled from the command line.
You can use the shell command
tmsh list sys management-ip
to confirm that the management IP address has been properly assigned.
You can now log in to the BIG-IQ VE user interface, and license and provision the VE.