To deploy the BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) system on Xen Project, you perform these tasks:
To successfully deploy and run the BIG-IQ® VE system, the host system must satisfy minimum requirements.
The host system must include these elements:
The primary task in deploying BIG-IQ® VE on the open source Xen Project environment is creating and executing a configuration file that sets up most of what you need to get up and running.
The BIG-IQ file package creates a 95GB disk footprint at installation.
The Logging Node file package creates a 500GB disk footprint at installation.
name = <config_file_name> maxmem = 4096 memory = 4096 vcpus = 2 builder = "hvm" boot = "c" pae = 1 acpi = 1 apic = 1 hpet = 1 localtime = 0 on_poweroff = "destroy" on_reboot = "restart" on_crash = "restart" sdl = 0 vnc = 1 vncunused = 1 keymap = "en-us" disk = [ 'tap:qcow2:/<vdisk_path>/BIG-IQ-<version_number>.<build_number>.qcow2,hda,w', 'tap:qcow2:/<vdisk_path>/BIG-IQ-<version_number>.<build_number>.DATASTOR.LTM.qcow2,hdb,w',] vif = [ "mac=00:16:<mgmt_interface_mac>,bridge=mgmtbr,script=vif-bridge", "mac=00:16:3e:<external_interface_mac>,bridge=ext_bridge,script=vif-bridge", "mac=00:16:3e:<internal_interface_mac>,bridge=int_bridge,script=vif-bridge",] parallel = "none" serial = "pty" #pci = [ '05:10.0', '05:10.1' ]
There are two default accounts used for initial configuration and setup:
You should change passwords for both accounts before bringing a system into production.
If no IP address was assigned, you can assign one by using the BIG-IQConfiguration utility.
You can use a hypervisor generic statement, such as tmsh list sys management-ip to confirm that the management IP address has been properly assigned.