To deploy the BIG-IQ® Virtual Edition (VE) system on Community Xen, 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 Community Xen environment is creating and executing a configuration file that sets up most of what you need to get up and running.
|Large: the file name ends in .LARGE - qcow2.zip||The large option creates a 500GB disk footprint at installation. This choice supports larger log files required for data analytics.|
|Normal: the file name ends in .qcow2.zip||The standard option creates a 95GB disk footprint at installation. This choice should be the normal working BIG-IQ installation unless data analytics functionality is required.|
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 = [ "file:/mnt/xen-bender/bigip/<raw_file_name.raw>,hda,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' ]