23 December, 2014

Installtion F5 BIGIP Virtual Edition to RHEL7

The physical hardware running the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager loadblancing software is powerfull, but also quite expensive. For a lab environment you do not need to buy a new hardware, but you can get the F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Virtual Edition and install it as virtual machine.

That is the way I would like to describe here. I had one spare HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 so RHEL7 virtualization (KVM) was the first choice.

In short I have to deal with bonding (two cables going to the 2 separate switches), trunk containing 3 vlans, bridges and finally with the F5 configuration itself.

Here are some notes about it...

RHEL7 Configuration

Start with network:

Do some basic RHEL7 customizations + HP SPP installation:

Configure the libvirt including networking and virtual machine running F5 BIG-IP LTM VE:

BIGIP F5 Virtual Edition

Initial configuration:




That's all. I hope it will save some time.

1 comment :

  1. The proper place on bigip to place your ssh keys is in /var/ssh//authorized_keys

    Also, DSA SSH keys have generally been seen as less secure than RSA.


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