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Archived Manual: BIG-IP Controller Installation Guidem version 3.3
Manual

Original Publication Date: 09/26/2007

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Introduction

Getting started

Choosing a configuration tool

Using the Administrator Kit

Stylistic conventions
Finding additional help and technical support resources

What's new in version 3.3

BIG-IP e-Commerce Controller
BIG-IP Cache Controller
Performance enhancements

Learning more about the BIG-IP Controller product family

Setting up the Hardware

Unpacking and installing the hardware

Reviewing the hardware requirements
Familiarizing yourself with the BIG-IP Controller hardware
Environmental requirements
Installing and connecting the hardware

Working with the First-Time Boot Utility

The First-Time Boot utility

Gathering the information

Starting the First-Time Boot utility

Defining a root password

Defining a host name

Configuring a default route

Configuring a time zone

Configuring the DNS forwarding proxy settings

Configuring the interfaces

Selecting a unit ID
Choosing a fail-over IP address
Configuring an interface for the external network
Configuring an interface for the internal network

Configuring remote administration

Configuring settings for the BIG-IP web server

Confirming your configuration settings

Committing your configuration settings to the system

Additional Setup Options

Introduction to additional setup options

Defining additional host names

Preparing workstations for command line access

Downloading the F-Secure SSH client from the BIG-IP web server
Downloading the F-Secure SSH client using FTP
Setting up the F-Secure SSH client on a Windows 95 or Windows NT workstation
Setting up the F-Secure SSH client on a UNIX workstation

Addressing general networking issues

Addressing routing issues
Configuring DNS on the BIG-IP Controller
Configuring Email

Using a serial terminal with the BIG-IP Controller

To configure a serial terminal in addition to the console
To configure a serial terminal as the console
To force a serial terminal to be the console

Configuring RADIUS authentication

RADIUS ports on the BIG-IP Controller
Configuring sshd version 1.3.7
Configuring sshd version 2.0.12.1