A typical BIG-IP VE configuration might include four NICs: one for management, one for internal, one for external, and one for high availability.
However, if you want to create a VM for a quick test, you can create a configuration with just one NIC. In this case, BIG-IP VE creates basic networking objects for you.
If BIG-IP VE detects multiple NICs, then you create the networking objects. The port for the Configuration utility remains 443.
You can change the number of NICs after first boot and move from single to multi-NIC and vice versa.
|1||Choose the license you want to buy, the BIG-IP VE modules you want, and the throughput you need. See K14810: Overview of BIG-IP® VE license and throughput limits on the AskF5™ Knowledge Base (http://support.f5.com) for details.|
|2||Confirm that you are running a hypervisor version that is compatible with a BIG-IP VE release. See Virtual Edition and Supported Hypervisors Matrix on http://support.f5.com for details.|
|3||Verify that the host hardware meets the recommended requirements.|
|4||Download a BIG-IP VE image and deploy it.|
|5||If you are running a multi-NIC configuration without DHCP, manually assign an IP address for the BIG-IP Config Utility.|