BIG-IQ™ system runs as a virtual machine in specifically-supported hypervisors. After you set up your virtual environment, you can incorporate BIG-IQ systems into your network as you would any F5 Networks® device. However, BIG-IQ systems must have open HTTP communication with devices in your network through port 443, which is open by default.
BIG-IQ™ is a virtual machine that runs on supported hypervisors. Before you can license BIG-IQ, you must have first set up your virtual environment.
To license BIG-IQ, you must have the base registration key. The base registration key is a character string that the license server uses to verify the type and number of F5 Networks products that you are entitled to license. If you do not have a base registration key, contact your local F5® sales representative (http://www.f5.com).
You must license BIG-IQ™ and specify the management IP address before you define your internal VLAN.
This release of BIG-IQ™ Cloud includes both an application delivery controller (ADC) component and an enterprise management component. The ADC component includes support for cloud management and is installed by running a script.
|Administrator||This user has complete access to all system functionality and licensed software panels. The administrator performs the tasks required for licensing, adding new users, and cloud management.|
|Firewall Manager||This user has access only to the firewall software panel, and performs tasks associated only with security.|
|Cloud Tenant||This user has access only to cloud resources assigned by the administrator.|