To successfully deploy and run the BIG-IP® VE system, the host system must satisfy minimum requirements.
The host system must include:
SSL encryption processing on your VE will be faster if your host CPU supports the Advanced Encryption Standard New Instruction (AES-NI). Contact your CPU vendor for details on which CPUs provide AES-NI support.
The hypervisor memory requirement depends on the number of licensed TMM cores. The table describes these requirements.
|Number of Cores||Memory Required|
To deploy the BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) system on VMware ESXi, you need to perform these tasks:
After you complete these tasks, you can log in to the BIG-IP VE system and run the Setup utility. Using the Setup utility, you can perform basic network configuration tasks, such as assigning VLANs to interfaces.
To create an instance of the BIG-IP® system that runs as a virtual machine on the host system,complete the steps in this procedure.
There are two default accounts used for initial configuration and setup:
You should change passwords for both accounts before bringing a system into production.
When assigned, the management IP address appears in the Summary tab of the vSphere client. Alternatively, a hypervisor generic statement can be used, such as tmsh show sys management-ip.
CPU is not specifically reserved, so to prevent instability on heavily-loaded hosts, you should reserve it manually.
large-receive-offload: offIf either of these responses is on, your attempt to turn them off was not successful.
With LRO and GRO successfully turned off, the performance of the PEM module on the BIG-IP VE system will have better performance and stability.