To set up a newly installed VIPRION® chassis, you configure a number of BIG-IP® system objects. First trunks (external and internal), then VLANs (external, internal, and high availability), and finally, self IP addresses.
This illustration depicts a VIPRION chassis configured with a single active blade.
There are a number of points during the VIPRION® deployment process at which you will need to make decisions or provide values. Use this table as a prompt for gathering the answers and values you will need, so that you can provide them when performing the initial setup.
|External gateway address||What is the gateway address (next hop) for external traffic?|
|FQDN||What is the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) for your BIG-IP® system?|
|Link aggregation control protocol||Do your trunks require LACP mode?|
|Network mask||What is the network mask?|
|Primary cluster IP address||What is the primary cluster IP address? The management IP address assigned to the chassis' primary cluster during chassis installation is used to access the VIPRION.|
|User role||Do you have a user role of Administrator? You need to have a user role of Administrator to perform the tasks in this process.|
Verifying your VIPRION configuration confirms that the setup performed up to this point is functioning properly. Once you establish that the VIPRION® configuration is correct, you will likely need to create a profile, pools, and virtual server that are tailored to your network topology before you can begin processing LTM® traffic.