Manual Chapter : Run the VELOS Setup wizard

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  • 1.1.1, 1.1.0
Manual Chapter

Run the VELOS Setup wizard

After the VELOS chassis is physically installed and powered on in your data center, you can access the CLI of the system and run the Setup wizard to perform basic configuration. In this scenario, you run the Setup wizard and enable DHCP. The wizard steps you through configuration of DHCP, DNS, and NTP on the system controllers. With DHCP enabled, management IP addresses are assigned automatically, so you do not need to configure them.
Upon completion, the Setup wizard automatically puts the system into appliance mode, which disables the root account and
bash
access.
  1. Connect to the system using a management console or console server.
    The default baud rate and serial port configuration is 19200/8-N-1.
  2. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the active system controller using an account with admin access.
    The default login credentials are admin/admin. When logging in as admin for the first time, the system prompts you to change the password.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  3. Verify that you are logged in to the active controller by checking the system prompt.
    The system prompt includes "active" when you are logged in to the active controller, as shown in this example:
    syscon-1-active#
  4. After you change the admin password, log out as the admin user.
    exit
    You run the Setup wizard using the root account, but will need the admin user credentials to commit the configuration changes that you make using the Setup wizard.
    The prompt changes back to the
    login
    prompt.
  5. Log in as the root user.
    The default login credentials are root/default. When logging in as root for the first time, the system prompts you to change the password.
    The chassis has completed the boot sequence when a
    bash
    prompt displays.
    bash-4.2#
  6. Run the Setup wizard.
    velos-setup-wizard
    The interactive Setup wizard displays. As you enter IP addresses during the setup process, the wizard populates those values in the appropriate fields on the screen.
    ___VELOS_SETUP_WIZARD___ DHCP: false IPv4: false prefix: [IPv4] floating: [IPv4] controller-2: [IPv4] controller-1: [IPv4] gateway: [IPv4] DNS: false server: [DNS] port: [DNS] NTP: false server: [NTP] port: [NTP] Would you like to enable DHCP for management IP/DNS configuration? Y/y: Yes N/n: No Q/q: Quit Enter: Submit
  7. When prompted whether you want to enable DHCP, type
    n
    and press Enter.
    If you do want to enable DHCP, type
    y
    , press Enter, and skip to step 9.
  8. When prompted whether you want to configure IPv4 management networking, type
    y
    and press Enter.
    1. Type the floating management IPv4 address for the system controllers and press Enter.
    2. Type the management IPv4 address for controller-1 and press Enter.
    3. Type the management IPv4 address for controller-2 and press Enter.
    4. Type the IPv4 gateway address and press Enter.
    5. Type the IPv4 prefix length (0-32) and press Enter.
  9. When prompted whether you want to configure a DNS server, type
    y
    and press Enter.
    1. Type the IPv4 address for your DNS server and press Enter.
    2. Type the port number for your DNS server and press Enter.
      The default value is 53. To use the default, press Enter at the prompt, and the system will use the default value automatically.
  10. When prompted whether you want to configure an NTP server, type
    y
    and press Enter.
    1. Type the IP address for your NTP server and press Enter.
    2. Type the port number for your NTP server and press Enter.
      The default value is 123. To use the default, press Enter at the prompt, and the system will use the default value automatically.
  11. When prompted whether you want to commit the configuration, type
    y
    and press Enter.
  12. When prompted for a login username, type your admin username and press Enter.
  13. When prompted for a login password, type your admin password and press Enter.
    When the configuration commits successfully, these messages display in sequence:
    DHCP...Committed NTP server IPv4 address...Committed Enabling appliance mode...Committed Configuration committed. Appliance mode enabled. Press Enter to exit.
  14. Verify that all networking settings are configured correctly.
    1. Log in using the admin account.
      su admin
    2. Verify whether DHCP is enabled.
      In this example, DHCP is confirmed as being enabled:
      syscon-1-active# show running-config system mgmt-ip config dhcp-enabled system mgmt-ip config dhcp-enabled true
    3. Verify that the management port IP addresses are configured.
      In this example, IPv4 addresses are confirmed as being configured:
      syscon-1-active# show system mgmt-ip system mgmt-ip state floating ipv4-address 192.0.2.10 system mgmt-ip state floating ipv6-address :: IPV4 IPV6 PREFIX IPV6 PREFIX IPV6 CONTROLLER IPV4 ADDRESS LENGTH IPV4 GATEWAY ADDRESS LENGTH GATEWAY ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1 192.0.2.1 24 192.0.2.254 :: 0 :: 2 192.0.2.2 24 192.0.2.254 :: 0 ::
    4. Verify that the DNS server is configured.
      In this example, two DNS servers are confirmed as being configured:
      syscon-1-active# show system dns ADDRESS ADDRESS PORT ----------------------------- 192.0.2.100 - 53 192.0.2.101 - 53
    5. Verify that the NTP is configured.
      In this example, a DNS server is confirmed as being configured:
      syscon-1-active# show system ntp system ntp state enabled ASSOCIATION ROOT ROOT POLL ADDRESS ADDRESS PORT VERSION TYPE IBURST PREFER STRATUM DELAY DISPERSION OFFSET INTERVAL ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- pool.ntp.org pool.ntp.org 123 4 POOL false true - - - - -
The system controllers are now set up. The Setup wizard automatically puts the system into appliance mode, which disables the root account and
bash
access. You can disable appliance mode from the CLI or webUI by using an admin account. For more information, see
VELOS Systems: Administration and Configuration
at support.f5.com.
Next, you will continue configuring the system by accessing the webUI using the floating management IP address and applying a license.