You cannot view the Quick Start screen until you have defined at least one VLAN and
at least one self IP on a configured BIG-IP® system that is
provisioned for acceleration.
Use the Quick Start screen to quickly set up symmetric optimization on a single
screen of the BIG-IP system using the default settings. To optimize WAN traffic, you
must configure symmetric optimization on both sides of the WAN.
On the Main tab, click
In the WAN Self IP Address field, type the local
endpoint IP address, if it is not already displayed.
This IP address must be in the same subnet as a self IP address on the BIG-IP
system, and to make sure that dynamic discovery properly detects this endpoint,
the IP address must be the same as a self IP address on the BIG-IP
Verify that the Discovery setting is set to
If you disable the Discovery setting, or discovery
fails, you must manually configure any remote endpoints and advertised
Specify the VLANs on which the virtual servers on this system receive incoming
||Select the VLANs that receive incoming LAN traffic destined for the
||Select the VLANs that receive traffic from the WAN through an iSession™ connection.
In the Authentication area, for the Outbound iSession to
WAN setting, select the SSL profile to use for all encrypted
outbound iSession connections.
To get WAN optimization up and running, you can use the default selection
serverssl, but you need to customize this profile for
your production environment.
For the Inbound iSession from WAN setting, leave the
default selection wom-default-clientssl or select another
SSL profile for which the Non-SSL Connections setting is
In the IP Encapsulation area, from the IP Encapsulation
Type list, select the encapsulation type, if any, for outbound
If you select FEC, select a FEC profile from the
FEC Profile list that appears, or retain the
If you select IPsec, select an IPsec policy from
the IPSEC Policy list that appears, or retain the
If you select IPIP, the system uses the IP over
IP tunneling protocol, and no additional encapsulation setting is
If you select GRE, select a GRE profile from the
GRE Profile list that appears, or retain the
This example shows a completed Quick Start screen.
Example of completed Quick Start screen
To complete the setup, repeat this task on the BIG-IP system on the other side of
the WAN. After you configure the iSession endpoints, use an iApp template to select the
application traffic for optimization. Click Create, from the
Template list select f5.replication,
and follow the online instructions.