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The BIG-IP system uses the management port for administrative traffic. The system does not forward application traffic, such as traffic slated for load balancing, through this interface.
By default, DHCP is disabled for the BIG-IP system management port on physical devices, and enabled for the BIG-IP system management port on virtual editions. When enabled, DHCP uses UDP ports 67 and 68. On the first boot, the BIG-IP system contacts the DHCP server and obtains a lease for an IP address and a default route for the management port.