I talked about my F5 BIG-IP LTM VE home lab in this post, but I didn’t do a walkthrough on how to configure it after deployment. In this post, you will learn the initial configuration of the BIG-IP LTM virtual appliance.
The BIG-IP LTM VE version that I am using is the 90-day trial version so the wizard may be a little different than the newer version since this is an older version (11.3). The latest release of version 11 is 11.6, but the latest version at the time of writing is 12. I actually took two classes few weeks ago based on version 12 at F5 Networks’ Headquarters in Seattle, WA. The two classes were the following: Administering BIG-IP and Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager.
While the 90-day trial is based on
11.3 (F5 has decided to give trial users 13.1.x), the Setup Utility wizard is pretty similar so this guide is still relevant even using the older version of LTM VE. I might buy the lab version but for now this will do the job.